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This eroded volcanic neck, some 16 million years old is named for its likeness to a male lion, lying down when viewed from the beach.
Cave spiders, cave wetas and carnivorous snails are a specialty here and countless moa, eagle and bird bones have been found in the pitch black void.
When you arrive in Tairua on Coromandel’s east coast, the first words you may hear are, ‘Have you climbed Paku yet?’
Never have rock formations been named more aptly – these remarkable natural sculptures look exactly like giant stacks of pancakes, so best have breakfast before you head here, they may well give you an appetite!
White Island is an active volcano 48km of the east coast of the North Island. The island, near to circular is approximately 2km in diameter and 321m above sea level....
This volcanic wonder is a rare phenomenon, the heavily eroded lava plug from an ancient eruption.
When you first reach the entrance to the Rawhiti Cave you are sure to catch your breath and stand in awe at its magnificence.
The great looming mass of Takaka Hill that confronts you on SH60 as you drive from Nelson to Takaka is one of New Zealand’s incomparable sweeping views that’s more of a spectacle than a landscape.
On the doorstep of beautiful sunny Nelson you will find Mt Richmond. At 1760m high, it is the centre of Mt Richmond Forest Park....