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The place of silence: the Doubtful Sound

Vegetation, Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The experience of a cruise in the Doubtful Sound is probably one of the most indelible memories of a trip to the South Island of New Zealand. The Doubtful Sound is a fjord over 40 km long, which with its ...

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The trail to Mount Cook: the Hooker Valley Track

Hooker Valley Track, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

One of the best known and most popular walks in Mount Cook / Aoraki National Park is the one that runs through the Hooker Valley. This trail runs alongside the Hooker River in the shadow of Mount Cook. This walk ...

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Spring blooms in New Zealand: lupines and broom

Wild lupins, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

A very beautiful aspect both from the landscape and photographic point of view of a trip made in spring in New Zealand are the blooms. The most beautiful areas for observing the spring blooms are found on the splendid South ...

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The Nugget Point lighthouse: an icon of New Zealand

The lighthouse at Nugget Point, Catlins, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

One of the most photographed places on the coast of New Zealand’s South Island is the promontory of Nugget Point with its lighthouse. This stretch of coast is located at the northern end of the Catlins coast in the Otago ...

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The Catlins coast: a spectacular and wild coast

Tautuku Beach, Catlins, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

At the southern end of New Zealand, between the coastal resorts of Kaka Point and Fortrose, there is a spectacular coastline full of natural wonders. This region of the country is known for its great climate variability. A cool temperate ...

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The hiking trails of New Zealand: The Great Walk

Hooker Valley Track, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world to visit for lovers of nature and natural landscapes. The varied landscapes of New Zealand and its spectacular and varied coastline washed by the waters of the Pacific ...

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South Island of New Zealand: spectacular nature

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The South Island of New Zealand is the largest of the two large islands in the country, but it is also the least inhabited (151,215 km², 1,017,300 inhabitants), only 24% of New Zealanders live here. The only large city on ...

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Northland: a spectacular coast and green hills

Northland is New Zealand’s northernmost region. The territory of this region is part of the North Auckland Peninsula, a peninsula about 285 km long washed by the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The northern end of the peninsula is ...

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Rotorua: thermal and natural wonders

Rotorua, a town with about sixty thousand inhabitants, is one of the main tourist destinations in New Zealand, famous for its geothermal activities, including geysers and boiling mud pools. The city is located along the southern shores of the lake ...

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Wellington: one of the cities with best quality of life

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is a city located at the southern end of the North Island, south of the Rimutaka Ranges. The city is the third urban area of the country after those of Auckland and Christchurch (about ...

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Auckland: the city of sailing boats, a cosmopolitan city

Auckland, the city of sails, is a cosmopolitan city that offers a great diversity of landscapes, numerous attractions, two wonderful ports, excellent seafood cuisine accompanied by award-winning wines, and great opportunities for purchases of all kinds. Auckland is the largest ...

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The North Island of New Zealand: volcanoes and cities

The North Island of New Zealand (113,729 km²), with nearly four million inhabitants, is the most populated island in the country (about 76% of the New Zealand population lives here), although it is smaller than the South Island ( 151,215 ...

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Flights to New Zealand: How to get to New Zealand

The plane is the fastest way to get to New Zealand, the country is about 3 and a half hours flight from the coast of Eastern Australia. Numerous airlines have flights to New Zealand, in addition to the flag carrier ...

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Cyclones and hurricanes in the South Pacific

What is the period of cyclones and hurricanes in Polynesia? What is the hurricanes and cyclones season and which are the islands most at risk of tropical cyclones in the South Pacific? Cyclones and tropical hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean ...

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A photographic tour to New Zealand

Wild lupins, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

This time I decide to try a new type of tour that is starting to be very fashionable among enthusiasts: the photographic journey. The country I choose is one of the most interesting from the point of view of landscape ...

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The National Parks of New Zealand

Mount Cook, New Zealand. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

New Zealand is a nation famous for the beauty of its natural landscapes. Over 20 percent of New Zealand’s territory is protected by national parks, forest reserves and nature reserves. There are 13 national parks in New Zealand. Originally there ...

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The most spectacular waterfalls in the world

Garganta del Diablo, Iguazú Falls, Brazil-Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The waterfalls are among the most exciting spectacles of nature. Almost every nation on Earth has waterfalls. There are waterfalls of a few meters high up to waterfalls that approach the kilometer in height. A waterfall is formed when the ...

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New Zealand power plugs and sockets, telephones

NEW ZEALAND: DOCUMENTS Documents: For entry into New Zealand you must be in possession of a passport valid for three months beyond the date of return, a return air ticket and a sufficient amount of currency or a credit card.  ...

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The climate of New Zealand: when to go to New Zealand

The climate of New Zealand is maritime and varies between the sub-tropical climate of the far north and the cold temperate climate of the far south of the country. The climate is influenced by the sea and the mountains and ...

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New Zealand: a spectacular nature and millions of sheep

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a parliamentary monarchy associated with the British Commonwealth. New Zealand is located in the southern Pacific Ocean, about 1,600 km south-east of Australia. It is an archipelago consisting mainly of two large islands. The North Island ...

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