New Zealand Geology

Mt Cook

Mt Cook – How High Is It Really?

According 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 tens of thousands of websites mentioning the wrong figure. Mt Cook Facts Researchers from the University of Otago made an expedition to the summit in …

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New Zealand Facts – All You Need To Know

This 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 groups so that you …

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New Zealand Beauty: Why Is New Zealand So Stunning?

This 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 was wrong about the …

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Volcanoes In Auckland

Auckland 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 serves as the “foundation” for much of …

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