From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
Nelson State Forest 1983
hour old 40cm long man-like Footprints
The traditions of the Moehau
'monsters' are just as deeply rooted in the Maori psyche today as they
were centuries ago.
The creatures are very real
to them - and also many Europeans who have seen them - and there are
still many places that Maoris will not enter for fear of these relict
hominid survivors from the dawn of Man.
The wild country of the Heaphy
River, which forms part of the Northwest Nelson State Forest Park inland
from Golden Bay, is a region of many eerie happenings involving the
At one Heaphy River location,
during January 1983, a deer hunter found a trail of one hour old 40cm
long, man-like footprints in the mud and sand of the river bank, which
he was able to follow for about 3km before they disappeared into rocks.