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A: Lake Tekapo

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 73.6 km away

In the centre of the South Island of New Zealand lies Lake Tekapo. This highland lake and settlement ...

Lake Tekapo

B: Sunrise at Lake Tekapo

by John Wood, 73.8 km away

The Church of the Good Shepherd was built on the south end of Lake Tekapo in 1935. It is supposed to ...

Sunrise at Lake Tekapo

C: Pukaki Aerodrome II

by John Wood, 91.0 km away

Pukaki Aerodrome (NZUK) is a general aviation airport near Twizel on the South Island of New Zealand....

Pukaki Aerodrome II

D: Pukaki Aerodrome

by John Wood, 91.0 km away

Pukaki Aerodrome (NZUK) is a general aviation airport near Twizel on the South Island of New Zealand....

Pukaki Aerodrome

E: Rekiaia Gorge

by ben-knill, 101.4 km away

Rekiaia Gorge near Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand. Good for jet boats.

Rekiaia Gorge

F: Hugo Miller

by Mark Bridgwater, 101.5 km away

Hugo sends a mute 3 over the last hit at Mount Hutt, New Zealand. Taken using my new home made (engin...

Hugo Miller

G: Ben + Cam

by Mark Bridgwater, 101.6 km away

Experimenting with two different sequences in one pano. This is Ben Comber on the Snowboard and Cam M...

Ben + Cam

H: Herbert Forest Camping Ground

by Brendan Eager, 102.8 km away

Herbert Forest Camping Ground in the South Island of New Zealand out of Oamaru.

Herbert Forest Camping Ground

I: Clay Cliffs, New Zealand

by Benedikt Meier, 110.1 km away

The Clay Cliff are to find on the way to Lake Tekapo. You have to leave the main road in Omarama. Aft...

Clay Cliffs, New Zealand

J: Mt Cook Airport

by Tomasz Makarewicz, 111.9 km away

Mt Cook Airport

This panorama was taken in New Zealand, Polynesia

This is an overview of 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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