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Panoramabillede af Jan Dunlop EXPERT Taget 23:42, 03/09/2011 - Views loading...


Piha Beach - West Coast, North Island, New Zealand

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Piha Beach is on the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, It is about an hour's drive from Auckland and a great place to go for the day; good walks, beaches and the dramatic Kitekite falls nearby. Piha is known for Lion's Rock which sits in the middle of the beach (seen in the distance in this panorama).

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A: Piha Bay

Af Alexey Sukhopar, 170 meter væk

Piha Bay

B: Piha Beach Sunset

Af David Rowley, 450 meter væk

Piha beach is a popular amongst Surfers and is commonly used by many Aucklanders due to its close pro...

Piha Beach Sunset

C: The Lion Rock of Piha Beach

Af Arroz Marisco, 750 meter væk

When I first visited Piha Beach several years ago I didn't quite see the feline connection but upon a...

The Lion Rock of Piha Beach

D: Mercer loop

Af Michael Packer, 1.8 km væk

cliff top walk

Mercer loop

E: Karekare Beach on a Cloudy Morning

Af Arroz Marisco, 3.1 km væk

This bleak but atmospheric beach holds such a special place in my heart so much so that I end up givi...

Karekare Beach on a Cloudy Morning

F: Karekare Beach - where the piano is stranded

Af Arroz Marisco, 3.2 km væk

This stretch of black-sand beach provides the settings for the famous scene of the stranded piano in ...

Karekare Beach - where the piano is stranded

G: Clouds Breaking over Karekare

Af Arroz Marisco, 3.2 km væk

Standing on the same sand dune as I did several years ago I took another panorama of the famous Karek...

Clouds Breaking over Karekare

H: The Golden Sand of Te Henga Beach near Sunset

Af Arroz Marisco, 7.7 km væk

Only with a short time left before I had to rush for a dinner appointment with a friend in Mission Ba...

The Golden Sand of Te Henga Beach near Sunset

I: The Beautiful Refection on Te Henga Beach at Sunset

Af Arroz Marisco, 7.8 km væk

The fine sandy beach of Te Henga bashed by succesive waves becomes so water-logged at times that it s...

The Beautiful Refection on Te Henga Beach at Sunset

J: Te Henga (Bethells Beach)

Af Jan Dunlop, 8.3 km væk

Bethells beach is located on the west cost of the north island, about 30 km from Auckland city.

Te Henga (Bethells Beach)

Dette panorama blev taget i New Zealand, Polynesia

Dette er et overblik over Polynesia

Forever has always existed.

In the mythology of Oceanic peoples, it's been there along with Darkness and the Sea.

The Earth came from the efforts of Old Spider, who soared over the endless sea and found a giant clam. She opened it and crawled inside, finding a snail there to share the space with her. She set the snail in the west and made it into the Moon to shed some light into the darkness. Together they raised up the top of the clam shell to make the sky, pushing it until it was wide open.

Then they pushed the bottom half of the clam shell in the other direction to make the ground. The earth was called Papa and the sky Ranga. These are the two first beings who created all the flowers, plants, trees and animals on the islands, and fish in the sea.

They celebrated all their open space by making as many beautiful creatures as they could imagine, but they still remained separated by the work of the original Old Spider. Each night, Ranga weeps for his beloved Papa earth, and this is where the morning dew comes from.

Polynesia means "many islands" and when you see these pictures, you will want to visit all of them. To make it simple, the islands sit in a triangle described by connecting Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island.

There are over a thousand of these islands of surfer's paradise in the central and south Pacific Ocean. It's stunning. Look at the color of the water here! And the sunset... these speak for themselves. Could you be happy in this little house? How about some reef diving inside a lagoon?

Put this one in full screen and don't come back. Love, 360.

Text by Steve Smith.

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