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Nearby images in New Zealand


A: Taupo Lake - NZ

by John Law, 1.1 km away

Photo was shot on a sunny day,april 28,2012.This is near East of Taupo Lake.Where there is less touri...

Taupo Lake - NZ

B: Mount Tauhara Summit

by David Rowley, 6.7 km away

Mount Tauhara (1,088 metres) lies a few kilometres East of the town Taupo. From the summit on a clear...

Mount Tauhara Summit

C: Wairakei Geothermal Power Station

by Asset Imaging Photography, 10.2 km away

The geothermal power station starts to the north of the road, then huge stainless steel pipes transfe...

Wairakei Geothermal Power Station

D: Orakeikorako

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 27.4 km away


E: Orakeikorako Rainbow

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 27.6 km away

Orakeikorako Rainbow

F: Waiotapu

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 46.7 km away


G: Waiotapu

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 47.8 km away


H: Waimangu

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 55.1 km away


I: Waimangu Volcanic Valley

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 55.3 km away

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

J: Mount Doon in the Realm of Lord of the Rings

by Arroz Marisco, 60.0 km away

Caught off-guard by the freezing gushing high wind, almost everyone who hiked the Tongariro Crossing ...

Mount Doon in the Realm of Lord of the Rings

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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