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Alpine Sports club A-frame Hut based at Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand

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Alpine Sports club A-frame Hut is based at the Whakapapa ski fields, Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand. A recently renovated lodge with some of the most spectacular views on the mountain.

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A: Mount Ruapehu

di David Rowley, 660 metri di distanza

Taken from 1600 metres looking up towards Mount Ruapehu, an active volcano. Looking west (slightly no...

Mount Ruapehu

B: Mt Ruapehu Cafe & Waterfall Chairlift

di Phill Round, 1.8 km di distanza

Mt Ruapehu, The greatest area for Chairlift numbers and Skiing height. Cafe & Waterfall Chairlift...

Mt Ruapehu Cafe & Waterfall Chairlift

C: The Pinnacles, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

di Phill Round, 2.1 km di distanza

On the side of the Pinnacles, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

The Pinnacles, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

D: Skiing Mt Ruapehu

di Phill Round, 2.2 km di distanza

Skiing across from the West Ski Field to the Pinnacles skiing area. This is the highest point accessi...

Skiing Mt Ruapehu

E: Mount Ngauruhoe Summit

di David Rowley, 11.3 km di distanza

Mount Ngauruhoe (2291 metres (7516ft) above sea level) is an active stratovolcano or composite cone i...

Mount Ngauruhoe Summit

F: Tongariro

di Benedikt Meier, 13.2 km di distanza

On the trail throw Tongariro NP. The name of the path is Tongariro Alpine Crossing. (Link to Wikipedia)

Tongariro

G: Tongariro NP

di Benedikt Meier, 13.9 km di distanza

Tongariro Alpine Crossing has at the moment an end. This Panorama is taken at the temporary end of th...

Tongariro NP

H: Red Crater (Tongariro National Park)

di David Rowley, 14.1 km di distanza

Taken from the highest point on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of New Zealand’s most popular grea...

Red Crater (Tongariro National Park)

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

di Arroz Marisco, 14.2 km di distanza

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

J: Rangipo Hydro Power Station

di Asset Imaging Photography, 19.6 km di distanza

the mist cloaks the bush like a bridal veil, then blocks out the world outside the valley, making you...

Rangipo Hydro Power Station

Questo panorama è stato scattato in New Zealand, Polynesia

Questa è una vista generale di 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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