Waipoua Kauri Forest – Land Of Giants [With Photos]

  Waipoua 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 of the …

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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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Aotearoa – Origin Of The Maori Name For New Zealand

The Maori name of New Zealand is Aotearoa, often translated as “The land of the long white cloud”. But it has some other variations… Aotearoa Fact Funnily, no word here stands for “land”. It was probably added to make it more “down to earth” referring to a physical place. Other translations can be “Long bright world”, “Long daylight”, or “Big …

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