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Lake Tekapo

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In the centre of the South Island of New Zealand lies Lake Tekapo. This highland lake and settlement at 710 meters (2300 feet) is in the heart of the Mackenzie District and surrounded by a vast basin of golden tussock grass. The name Tekapo derives from Maori words Taka (sleeping mat) and Po (night). Finely ground rock in the glacial melted waters give Lake Tekapo a beautifully unique turquoise color.

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A: Sunrise at Lake Tekapo

av John Wood, 190 meter bort

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

B: Mt Cook Airport

av Tomasz Makarewicz, 38.5 km bort

Mt Cook Airport

C: Pukaki Aerodrome II

av John Wood, 39.0 km bort

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

Pukaki Aerodrome II

D: Pukaki Aerodrome

av John Wood, 39.0 km bort

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

Pukaki Aerodrome

E: Sunset at Tasman Glacier

av Arroz Marisco, 42.4 km bort

Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in New Zealand and is usually visited together with Aoraki/Mt C...

Sunset at Tasman Glacier

F: Tasman Glacier

av Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 42.4 km bort

Tasman Glacier

G: Tasman Lake

av Frank Taylor, 42.5 km bort

Taken from the scenic outlook a short, but steep, walk up on the debris field from the glacier above ...

Tasman Lake

H: View to Mt Cook from Mount Cook Village

av Andrew Usatyuk, 43.3 km bort

View to Mt Cook from Mount Cook Village

I: Mueller Hut - Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

av Michael Hamilton, 43.7 km bort

View of Mueller Hut and it surrounds, including Mt Sefton, Mt Cook, Mueller Lake, and Hooker Lake, an...

Mueller Hut - Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

J: Mount Cook from Mueller Hut

av David Rowley, 46.0 km bort

Photographer’s Notes:Mueller Hut built in 2003, owned and funded by the Department of Conservation of...

Mount Cook from Mueller Hut

Det här panoramat togs i New Zealand, Polynesia

Detta är en översikt av 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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