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Maori name derived from the phrase
‘TE RANGI I TOTONGIA A TAMATEKAPUA –
THE DAY THE BLOOD OF TAMATEKAPUA WAS SHED’.
This is the 19th and final photo in the series on Rangitoto Island. Hurrah!!
I had a fun day climbing this strange island last month, and I’ve had a fun time posting these photos for you all. I hope you have all learnt something of our great Auckland icon – Rangitoto. This photo taken from the boat looks back on our trek up to the summit you can see in the distance.
The youngest of the islands in the Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto is Auckland’s most well known landmark. Rangitoto has commanding superb views of the city and surrounding islands from its summit, its terrain is a testament to the last volcanic eruption some 600 years ago. It is an island covered in rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves. Rising to a height of 260 metres the circular island presents the nearly the same similar uniform appearance and is visible from most parts of the mainland
Situated about 8 km northeast of Auckland and connected to Motutapu Island by a causeway, Rangitoto is a large island of 2311 hectares with a wonderful volcanic landscape that supports over 200 species of moss, plants and trees including the largest pohutukawa forest in the world.
FACTS ON RANGITOTO
SUMMIT: 260m above sea level
AREA: 2311 hectares
CRATER DEPTH: 200m
LAVA FLOW DEPTH: 4 m deep, on average
MELT TEMPERATURE: 1100C Approximately
SOURCE: 125 km approx below earth’s surface
OUTPUT: 2 cubic km approx of basalt
Make - SONY
Model - DSC-P8
DateTime - 2005:02:22 15:36:24
ExposureTime - 10/8000 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
FocalLength - 6.00 mm
Photo brightened, contrasted and saturated.
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- [2005-03-16 3:57]
Hurrah! [Hurra! in Polish ;-)]. You had got wonderful trip Janice and I'm very glad that we could share it with you on TN! Another tropical picture, another piece of paradise! What will be next? I'm waiting impatiently!
Grat photo Janice! I can imagine that people live in such beautiful place! That's no fair :-(
- [2005-03-16 4:26]
Beautiful view!Janice,I've learned many things about Rangitoto with your lovely pictures and instructive notes!Thanks for sharing all...
- [2005-03-16 6:44]
Thanks for the series Janice! It was very interesting! :)
Janice, Nice view of the rugged volcanic coastline that includes this group of "austere" dwellings. Well done!
- [2005-03-16 14:51]
A beautiful view. Excelent composition and details.
What an amazing Island. Thanks for this series. Where to next ??
- [2005-03-16 17:40]
Très belle image Janice. Belle composition et couleurs très naturelles.
- [2005-04-23 23:48]
Janice, a pleasant picture.
Great composition and nice colors.
The place seems to be really great.