Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
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Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

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This is the view of Lake Wanaka just before the highest point of Roy's Peak (1578m) where a radio pole spoils the vista. In the distance dominating the landscape is the 3033m high Mt Aspiring. Lake Hawea is just visible behind the the ranges to the left of the township of Wanaka.

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A: Roys Peak

by Arroz Marisco, 200 meters away

At 1578m Roys Peak is a half-day's hike to spot a panoramic view of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding a...

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B: Roys Peak Wanaka

by David Rowley, 240 meters away

Roys Peak is a 1578 metre high mount that overlooks Lake Wanaka on the South Island of New Zealand.

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C: A starry night over Wanaka

by Keith Stubbs, 5.4 km away

Shot across Roy's Bay towards the township on Wanaka.

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D: Hospital Flats Wanaka

by Tomasz Makarewicz, 7.2 km away

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E: Lake Hawea, New Zealand

by Martin Broomfield, 18.8 km away

Lake Hawea, a long narrow, glacial lake, is the smallest and most northerly of the New Zealand southe...

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F: Cardrona Hotel

by Nicholas Laning, 21.3 km away

This image was captured on a late spring day on the way to Wanaka from Queenstown, we made the obliga...

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G: Pano4

by Gautam Atmakuri, 23.1 km away

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H: Pano3

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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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