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Have you ever dreamed of visiting New Zealand? 11/3/2015 •

Do you know that New Zealand is called "the land of the long white cloud" by Maori? They do consider the country unique and they are right on every count. The archipelago is a world unto itself. This paradise is often described as having the most beautiful scenery. Moreover, the area is free of poisonous and dangerous creatures so you will feel safe during the journey.


Today, you are welcome to admire New Zealand's magical landscapes!

Mount Taranaki

The mount is an active volcano located on the west coast of the country. It has 2 official names, so one might also refer to it as Mount Egmont. Its elevation is about 8,261 ft.

As you might have already guessed, the name "Taranaki" is of Maori origin. The word tara should be translated as "a mountain peak", while naki is believed to be derived from ngaki, thus, being translated as "shining".

The panoramic view of the mountain

Lake Tekapo

The lake is known as the second-largest one in the country. Its total area is about 32 mi2. Locked by hundreds of lupines, the lake turns out to be one of the most popular tourist destinations.

The panoramic view of the lake

Lake Pukaki

The lake is the largest one of the archipelago's South Island. Lake Pukaki, as well as Lakes Tekapo and Ohau used to be glaciers, that is why the lakes have such a distinctive azure color. The lake covers an area of 68 mi2.

The panoramic view of Lake Pukaki


Milford Track

It is a widely known hiking route! Are you a true survivor? You'll have to traverse the temperate rainforest and an alpine pass. Sound like an adventure! By the way, the natives used the track for transporting precious greenstones.

The panoramic view of the track

Milford Sound

The fjord is said to be country's most famous tourist destination.

Blue Lake

The lake is said to be the clearest natural body of fresh water.

Waiotapu

The name is translated from Maori as "sacred waters". We are not surprised that the native considered the boiling mud pools to be sacred. It does look fantastic!

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13 Comments
Rusty Pippin
Rusty Pippin
We are fortunate in having visited New Zealand a few times but NOT nearly as often as we desire. We found the unequaled senery to be Spectaclur! The people (Kiwis) very polite and friendly. We have the upmost respect for the Maori people. In fact it is our most favorite of ALL the countries we have visited.
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Nov 3, 2015 9:50PM
Bruce Bazo
Bruce Bazo
The most famous New Zealander is the late Sir Edmund Hilary, who along with Tensing Norkay of Nepal, was the first man to climb Mt. Everest.
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Nov 4, 2015 12:55AM
Drew S. Matthews
Drew S. Matthews
All the creatures on the movie Lord of the Rings looked pretty dangerous during the filming in New Zealand. Guess they didn't take to such a beutiful environment.
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Nov 4, 2015 1:06AM
Bob Arbuckle
Bob Arbuckle
Did a two month bicycle trip in the South Island in 1980
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Nov 4, 2015 1:28AM
Renata Szyfner-Hurd
Renata Szyfner-Hurd
One of my favorite countries. Absolutely beautiful. Would love to go back
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Nov 4, 2015 1:43AM
Kc Furr
Kc Furr
This might be the place to go if Trump ever gets elected.
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Nov 4, 2015 4:33AM
John Feleunga
John Feleunga
One day a good place to enjoy.
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Nov 4, 2015 7:01PM
Albert Byam
Albert Byam
It is truly beutiful.
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Nov 7, 2015 4:14PM
Wendymarani
adding to my bucket list
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May 23, 2016 3:51AM
Wendymarani
I really want to go because of Lof the R and Game o thrones
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May 23, 2016 3:54AM

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