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Mauao, or Mount Maunganui, commonly known by locals as just The Mount, is an extinct volcanic cone at the end of a peninsula and the town of Mount Maunganui, by the eastern entrance to the Tauranga Harbour in New Zealand. It is considered very important and tapu (sacred) by the local Māori iwi, featuring extensively in local mythology. It is also of significant historical value. The summit is 232 metres above sea level.

Looking towards Queenstown from Coronet Peak.

Picton is a town in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Inter-island ferries to and from Wellington arrive and depart here by way of the Marlborough Sounds.

Queenstown (1974).

Picton (1974).


The Remarkables from Queenstown.

Mt. Ruapehu, en Nueva Zelanda #nuevazelanda #newzealand