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Karekare Beach New Zealand – Home Of Peace

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I'd like to share itKarekare Beach lies at a stone’s throw from the largest city of New Zealand, Auckland where 1.6 million people live. However, as you get away from the busy streets, and head towards west, the traffic thins out fast and after about 40 minutes you find yourself in one of the most heavenly beaches in …

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New Zealand Facts – All You Need To Know

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I'd like to share itThis post is a list of New Zealand facts. I tried to collect as many facts about New Zealand as possible. Sometimes the data from different sources show differences, in many cases I used the data from the Statistics New Zealand (http://www.stats.govt.nz/) official website. I also allocated these facts to different …

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Otago Peninsula – Beaches And Wildlife

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I'd like to share itOtago Peninsula lies in the South Island, just east of Dunedin. As we leave the city, we find mainly pastures and different types of beaches, and not a lot of local people since the whole area is thinly populated. Otago Peninsula Facts   On the other hand, we may find flocks …

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Waipoua Kauri Forest – Land Of Giants [With Photos]

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I'd like to share itWaipoua Kauri Forest or Waipoua Forest is located in Northland, the northernmost region of New Zealand, not far from Dargaville. Here you can find the largest and oldest giant kauri trees (Agathis australis) in the whole country. Waipoua Kauri Forest – Facts   New Zealand kauri (Agathis australis) is a species …

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Lake Matheson New Zealand

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I'd like to share itLake Matheson is a rather small lake in the West Coast Region, but quite popular among tourists, photographers and even landscape painters. It is so because its orientation and calm water give you a superb reflection of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. Lake Matheson New …

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Rainbow Falls Kerikeri

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I'd like to share itKerikeri lies in the Bay of Islands, on the east coast. It has a very pleasant subtropical climate with stunning bays and inlets, as well as some very nice bush walks.   Rainbow Falls Kerikeri – Facts   One of these walks is the Kerikeri Walkway whose most beautiful spot is the …

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New Zealand Beauty: Why Is New Zealand So Stunning?

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I'd like to share itThis land looks like being a very beautiful land and we trust that this is the mainland coast of the unknown south land. – wrote the famous Dutch navigator, Abel Tasman in his diary when he first sighted the shores of New Zealand on a summer day in 1642. However, he …

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Volcanoes In Auckland

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I'd like to share itAuckland is a nice destination not only for the fact that it has a pleasant subtropical climate and friendly people living in it, but also because those who are interested in geography and geology can have some wonderful explorations all around the city.   Volcanoes in Auckland – Facts   The Auckland Volcanic Field …

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Mt Cook – How High Is It Really?

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I'd like to share itAccording to the latest measurements taken in 2013, Mt Cook is 3724 m (12,218 ft) high – not 3754 m (12,316 ft) as believed for many years. Even today there are hundreds of thousands of websites mentioning the wrong figure. Mt Cook Facts Researchers from the University of Otago made an expedition …

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