The Seven Explorers are the only maois that face towards the water. These seven are considered the original explorer’s who found the island. Who they actually are is not a definite. Some say it is King Motu though no one really knows.
The mystery shrouds them as they are the only to face out.
It was also from this point that we went horseback riding for two hours. I was not sure how Magpie would do but it went great. We each had our own horses with helmets and chaps. Our guide was great and let us be in most cases. We could gallop, canter, trot and Magpie’s horse likes to nibble – on my horse or me and would always crowd my horse. It was an interesting ride with lots of laughter from everyone.
We rode to the highest point where we could see the whole island. Standing anywhere on the island and looking towards the water would make it seem like you were in a snow globe. You could see the curvature of the earth on the horizon. It was great.