Monday, 10 July 2017

Day 2: New Zealand by Land and Sea

Day 2: New Zealand by Land and Sea
After a short ride through Auckland it is time to start exploring the rest of the country. Today you are going to venture around the north island of New Zealand to look at active volcanoes, gorgeous beaches, windswept coastline and lush, green bush. As a group, you will start at Rangitoto, the largest volcano in New Zealand before driving west to Karekare, a stunning beach on the outskirts of Auckland. You will finish the day by driving north to visit Tane Mahuta, the oldest living kauri tree in New Zealand.
  1. Karekare: What I like about karekare is that they have the best oranges in the world to me there the best in the world, Karekare is a 50 minute drive from downtown Auckland so that like 1 hour, and from Arataki is 20 minute drive from Arataki Visitor Centre.Karekare beach is located in Auckland West Coast it between Piha in the north north and Wakatipu in the south. On Karekare beach the sand not white it black. If you go swimming at Karekare make sure you swim between the two flags and be safe.
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2. Rangitoto: Rangitoto is a big volcano that in the middle of Mission Bay. Rangitoto is the youngest volcano in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Rangitoto mean Sky Blue. Rangitoto erupted at least 6000 years ago. Some people sale to visit the place and some climb.  Rangitoto is 258 above sea level. No that the Rangitoto already erupted the place is now a safe and place to camp and have fun.
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3. Tane Mahuta: Tane Mahuta is a emormus kauri tree, it age in unknown but is 1,250 and 2.500 years. It is the largest kauri tree to stand today. It maori name means Lord of the forest. It grew on the North Auckland Peninsula. Other big Kauri trees are found near Te Matua Ngahere. Tane Mahuta is the most famous Tree in Aotearoa (New Zealand).  

13.77 m 42.2 ft
Trunk Height
17.68 m 68.7 ft
Total Height
51.2 m 168 ft
Trunk Volume
244.5 m 8,630 cu ft
Total Volume
516.7 m 18,250 cu ft
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Jacinta Simpson said...

Kia Orana Inoke,

My name is Jacinta and I am happy to be blogging with you through the Winter Learning Journey programme.

Inoke, Thank you for attempting to completing Day 2 activity 1. I can see that you put a lot of effort into researching information about Rangitoto, Karekare and Tane Mahuta.

I would really love to read more about what you learnt about these three different places in your own words. You started off with finding good facts but this is an opportunity for you to show us what you have found interesting. I personally enjoyed Rangitoto Island, because you can go for an adventurous walk, pick up rocks and see the beautiful view of Auckland city.

Keep up the good work Inoke. I'm so proud of you!



Mrs Tofa said...

Malo e lelei Inoke,

Tane Mahuta was a magnificent tree. It is absolutely huge. I loved standing in front of it and thinking about the many years it has been there and the history of New Zealand taking place as it stood there. You have to really wash your shoes before you enter and also when you leave to help keep the plants safe. As I read journey taking you to Kaerekare I could not help but think that it sounds so familiar. I then realised my husband did some work there and he says its beautiful there. A bit of drive from Auckland city though.

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