Lake Matheson New Zealand

Lake Matheson New Zealand

Lake 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 Zealand – Facts The …

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New Zealand Beauty

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

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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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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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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