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New Zealand

A country of islands

Caples Valley, Mt Aspiring NP Ngaurahoe, Tongariro NP Papakorito Falls, Te Urewera NP

New Zealand is a long archipelago, three main islands (North, South and Stewart) and hundreds of smaller offshore islands, all outcrops rising above the sea from an extensive continental shelf, like a vast submarine continent. Land uplifted high - Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud.

Doubtful Sound, Fiordland NP

Mt Sefton, Mt Cook NP


Every island has it's own special characteristics.

The islands we visit are:

  • North Island
  • Great Barrier Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi
  • South Island
  • Motuara, Marlborough Sounds
  • Stewart Island
  • Subantarctic Islands

Tin Range, Rakiura NP Megaherbs and Auckland Islands, NZ Subantarctic Islands

A country of islands   |   New Zealand birds
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