Beauty of the mountains: mountains of New Zealand

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Beauty of the mountains:

The romantic mountains of New Zealand

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New Zealand consists of two main islands: North Island and South Island.
The South Island is the largest. The island is cut along its length by the Southern Alps, the highest peak being Mount Cook with 3,724 meters above sea level. There are eighteen peaks over 3,000 meters high.
The North Island is less mountainous than the South Island but is marked by volcanism. The highest mountain on the island, Mount Ruapehu (2,797 meters above sea level), is an active volcano.                                              [ Wikipedia ]

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Scene Mountains Queenstown New ZealandSource: maxpixel.net

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Mount Cook in Winter with the Hooker Glacier in the foreground

Author: C.M. Lynch  . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Milford Sound. A hanging U shaped glacial valley which was cut off by the mighty glacier that formed Milford Sound

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Milford Sound. Cruise boat for day trips on the fjord with cascading waterfalls down the steep fjord sides

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Mount Taranki or Mount Egmont. Spring snow still caps the cone of this old volcano

Author of 3 photos: denisbin  . Source: flickr.com

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Mount Taranaki (2,518 m) near the cliffs of the sea at Tapuae, is a local stratovolcano that exploded in the 1850s or 1860s.

Author: Dave Young. Source: flickr.com

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Active volcano in white island

Author: Julius_Silver .Source: pixabay.com

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Queenstown. The view from the Gondola summit

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Stopping place along the road between Te Anau and Milford Sound. Knob Flat in the Eglinton Valley

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Milford Sound fjord. One of the hundreds of waterfalls that cascade down the steep fjord sides

Author of 3 photos: denisbin  . Source: flickr.com




 

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