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Culture Milford Sound’s Flying Waterfalls

Milford Sound in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, is a fjord and the countrys most well known scenic attractions. Carved by glaciers during the ice ages, the fjord runs for 15-19 kilomete……

Culture Champagne Pool, New Zealand

Champagne Pool is a hot spring located within the Waiotapu geothermal area in the North Island of New Zealand. The name Champagne Pool is derived from the constant efflux of carbon dioxide gas, simila……

Culture Shrek, The Sheep Who Escaped Shearing for 6 Years

Shrek was a Merino sheep, a castrated male, belonging to South Island, New Zealand, who gained international fame in 2004 owing to his gigantic coat of fleece. Shrek became famous after escaping his e……

Culture Pebble Beaches Around The World

Beaches usually mean sand, but not always. There are beaches made of sea shells, broken glasses pounded smooth by the surf and pebbles. While stray pebbles on the beach are common, a beach made entire……

Culture New Zealand’s Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is a popular beach and geothermal attraction located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, approximately 12 kilometers southeast of Whitianga. Between low and h……

Culture The Crater Lakes of Tongariro National Park

Located in central North Island, Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, and the fourth established national park in the world. The park encompasses three active volcanoes……

Culture Limestone Boulders of Castle Hill in New Zealand

Castle Hill is located 120 km west of Christchurch close to the Great Alpine Highway 73, between Darfield and Arthur's Pass in New Zealand's South Island. Described as one of the worlds finest boulder……

Anecdote The Kauri Driving Dams

The Kauaeranga Valley in New Zealand's North Island was once covered in vast kauri forests. The trees were immense with thick, straight trunks. When the first Europeans came to New Zealand, they disco……

Culture Milford Sound’s Flying Waterfalls

Milford Sound in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, is a fjord and the countrys most well known scenic attractions. Carved by glaciers during the ice ages, the fjord runs for 15-19 kilomete……

Culture Champagne Pool, New Zealand

Champagne Pool is a hot spring located within the Waiotapu geothermal area in the North Island of New Zealand. The name Champagne Pool is derived from the constant efflux of carbon dioxide gas, simila……

Culture Shrek, The Sheep Who Escaped Shearing for 6 Years

Shrek was a Merino sheep, a castrated male, belonging to South Island, New Zealand, who gained international fame in 2004 owing to his gigantic coat of fleece. Shrek became famous after escaping his e……

Culture New Zealand’s Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is a popular beach and geothermal attraction located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, approximately 12 kilometers southeast of Whitianga. Between low and h……

Culture Limestone Boulders of Castle Hill in New Zealand

Castle Hill is located 120 km west of Christchurch close to the Great Alpine Highway 73, between Darfield and Arthur's Pass in New Zealand's South Island. Described as one of the worlds finest boulder……

Culture The Windswept Trees at Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point is the most southern point of New Zealands South Island. The region is consistently lashed with fierce and cold southwesterly winds that blow up from Antarctica. The wind here is so intens……

Culture 7 Most Spectacular Spits on Earth

In geography, spit is a landform made by the deposition of sand by the movement of tides. Spits are narrow and elongated one end is attached to the mainland and the other is out in open water. A spit……

Culture Blue Lake, Nelson, New Zealand - The Clearest Lake in the World

Blue Lake (Rotomairewhenua in Māori) is a small fresh water lake in Nelson Lakes National Park, in the northern reaches of New Zealand's Southern Alps. In a study conducted in 2011, researchers of the……

Culture Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, located just outside the main Waitomo township on the North Island of New Zealand, is a famous attraction because of a sizeable population of glowworms that live in the cav……

Culture Blue Lake, Nelson, New Zealand - The Clearest Lake in the World

Blue Lake (Rotomairewhenua in Māori) is a small fresh water lake in Nelson Lakes National Park, in the northern reaches of New Zealand's Southern Alps. In a study conducted in 2011, researchers of the……

Culture Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, located just outside the main Waitomo township on the North Island of New Zealand, is a famous attraction because of a sizeable population of glowworms that live in the cav……

Culture Flowering of Lupins in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running northsouth along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. The Lake is a photographers drea……

Culture Flowering of Lupins in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running northsouth along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. The Lake is a photographers drea……

Culture 8 Deserts That Aren’t Really Deserts

Deserts take up nearly one-third of the Earth's land surface, yet only 41 countries in the world (one-fifth) are hosts to all the deserts on this planet. That leaves out quite a significant number of……

Culture 8 Deserts That Aren’t Really Deserts

Deserts take up nearly one-third of the Earth's land surface, yet only 41 countries in the world (one-fifth) are hosts to all the deserts on this planet. That leaves out quite a significant number of……

Anecdote The World’s Most Depressing Place Names

There are some really sad places on earth. Countries torn by war and violence. Countries reeling under poverty. Those places are truly depressing. But there are also places stuck in perpetual despair,……

Anecdote The Lost Pink and White Terraces of Lake Rotomahana

In the Rotorua district, in northern New Zealand, about 25 kilometers to the east of the city of Rotorua, were two small lakes known to the local Maori people as Rotomakariri (Cold Lake) and Rotomahan……