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Mount Taranaki Sunset West Coast North Island New Zealand

Silhouetted by the setting sun at sunset, Mount Taranaki dominates the region of Taranaki with its 2,518 metre (8,261 feet) height along the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
A mountain steeped in geological and Maori history, Mount Taranaki is a stratovolcano situated near the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. As the focal point of the Egmont National ...
Tuatara Reptile Auckland Zoo New Zealand

Classified as a reptile, the Tuatara is only found in New Zealand and is in danger of becoming extinction - the Auckland Zoo is a great place to see one up close.
Tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, an ancient reptile at the Auckland Zoo, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.
Maori People Taupo New Zealand

A visit to the Wairakei Terraces near the town of Taupo on the North Island is an introduction to the way of life for the Maori People of New Zealand.
A culture which is fervently protected is that of the Maori people of New Zealand. The Wairakei Terraces offers the visitor an insight into that culture, as well as to experience its traditions. ...
Maori Carving Wairakei Terraces New Zealand

On close inspection of a pou (totem) at the Wairakei Terraces Maori Village near Taupo in New Zealand, you can see the intricate details of the carving and other features.
Pou (Totem) at the Wairakei Terraces Maori Village near Taupo, North Island, New Zealand. This portion of the Pou shows the serpent form of the God of the Waterways.
White Island Volcano Bay Of Plenty New Zealand

Also known as Whakaari by the maori, White Island is New Zealand's only marine volcano situated in the Bay of Plenty in the North Island.
An exciting experience during a visit to New Zealand is to walk amongst steaming fumeroles, bubbling pools, and a highly acidic lake and streams on White Island in the Bay of Plenty. A sometime ...
Huka Falls Taupo New Zealand

The Waikato River (usually 100 metres across) squeezes through a narrow canyon 15 metres across creating the Huka Falls near the town of Taupo, North Island, New Zealand.
The final stage of the Huka Falls is the most impressive, where the Waikato River (having been squeezed through a narrow canyon) plunges over an 11 metre escarpment Huka Falls along the Waikato ...
Picture Auckland City Dusk New Zealand

The sun sets in dramatic style over the city of Auckland as dusk takes over at the end of the day on the North Island of New Zealand.
Auckland City and Sky Tower seen from Mt Victoria Reserve and Lookout in the suburb of Devonport on the North Shore across the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.
Northland Vacation Maitai Bay New Zealand

A popular summertime vacation destination for Kiwi's is Maitai Bay in the Northland region of New Zealand.
Northland is often dubbed the Winterless North by the locals and it's just that fact that makes Maitai Bay a popular location for a vacation on the North Island of New Zealand. With a campgroun ...
Australasian Gannet Juvenile Cape Kidnappers NZ

One of only three mainland Australasian Gannet colonies in New Zealand is found at Cape Kidnappers in the Hawkes Bay.
An adult bird grooms a juvenile Australasian Gannet chick to rid it of the fluffy white down. The Cape Kidnappers Australasian Gannet colony is one of the best places to see the gannets who nes ...
New Zealand Christmas Tree Picture

An outstanding tree of crimson flowers and thick, tough leaves, New Zealand Christmas Trees are found in areas with mild weather conditions.
Throughout the warmer coastal regions of the North Island of NZ, the New Zealand Christmas Tree (also known as Pohutukawa tree) blooms profusely from around mid December until mid to late January. ...
New Zealand Fur Seal Pup North Island NZ

The largest New Zealand Fur Seal colony is found at Cape Palliser on the North Island which plays host to a large number of Pups during the summer.
The New Zealand Fur Seal was hunted near to extinction until its protection in 1894. Now the species has completely recovered and there are several healthy breeding colonies or rookeries around th ...
Bay Of Islands Accommodation Paihia

The view from Cooks Lookout Motel in Paihia, Bay of Islands is a million dollar view!
Situated close to the Haruru Falls near the town of Paihia, Cook's Lookout Motel offers stunning views of the Bay of Islands, the town of Russell and the Pacific Ocean. View over Waitangi towar ...
Cape Reinga Lighthouse Picture

Among the most photographed lighthouses in New Zealand, the Cape Reinga Lighthouse has seen many people come and go.
Although not situated at the actual northern most tip of New Zealand, the Cape Reinga Lighthouse is the furthest north most people, tourists and nationals alike, can travel to. The northern mos ...
Lion Rock Piha Beach

The west coast community of Piha with its black sand beach and Lion Rock.
Dubbed as New Zealand's most famous surf beach, Piha Beach is guarded by a coastal formation called Lion Rock. The rock receives its name from its shape - a large full maned male lion with front l ...
Te Paki Sanddunes

A trail of footprints are left by people climbing to the top of the Te Paki Sanddunes in Northland, New Zealand.
The golden sand of the Te Paki Sanddunes is a great place to visit during a vacation on the North Island of New Zealand.Climb to the top and launch yourself off on a boogie board. These giant sand ...
Palliser Bay New Zealand

The sun sets over Palliser Bay in the southern reaches of the North Island, New Zealand.
Facing the infamous Cook Strait of New Zealand which is renowned for regular gale and storm force winds, Palliser Bay is a graveyard of many ships. It's rocky shores are unforgiving towards the hu ...
Te Paki Sand Dunes

The sand from the great Te Paki Sand Dunes being whipped up by the wind in Northland, New Zealand.
The beautiful camel coloured sand of the Te Paki Sand Dunes is a great place to visit during a trip in Northland to Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga. The dunes are pushed in land by 5 kilometres ...
Castlepoint Lighthouse

Facing the mighty Pacific Ocean the Castlepoint Lighthouse stands on a bed of rock along the Wairarapa coast in New Zealand.
Now in a state of retirement, the Castlepoint Lighthouse was once the first sign of landfall for ships bound for the port of Wellington who'd travelled from America and Panama. The Castlepoint Lighthouse ...
Muriwai Beach NZ

The Tasman Sea gently laps the shores of the North Island at Muriwai Beach near Auckland, NZ, New Zealand.
A great place for bird watching is Muriwai Beach situated a little north of Auckland City on the North Island of New Zealand. Muriwai Beach area is an important mainland Gannet breeding site and a ...
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