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Waiheke island Live Cam, New Zealand

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Waiheke island is located in Hauraki Gulf, about 18 km from the new Zealand city of Auckland. The island covers 92 km2, making it the second largest (after great Barrier) island Bay. Length 26 km, width — 19 km.

The surface is hilly Waiheke. The highest point, mount Maunganui, reaches 231 m and located in the southern part of the island. The coast is mostly steep, with high cliffs. On the North coast of Waiheke, there are several long sandy beaches and steep cliffs. The South shore is much indented by bays, with extensive mudflat and marshes.

From the point of view of Geology the major rock underlying the island, are cured greywackes of the Sandstone and argillite of Permian-Triassic period. Waiheke itself is supposedly formed in the early Miocene

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Lyttelton, Port Live Cam, New Zealand

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Lyttelton is a small port town in New Zealand. 24 Aug 2009 recognized as a “Historic place of New Zealand” under the protection of the Fund for the protection of historical sites of New Zealand

Lyttelton is situated on the East coast of the South island of New Zealand on the shores of the Bay , is a suburb of Christchurch (distance in a straight line is approx 1.5 km) which is on the other side of the hills the Port hills. The port of Lyttelton serves a large number of large cruise ships and merchant ships: this is 34% of the exports of the South island and 61% of imports

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Volcano Tongariro Live Cam, New Zealand

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The Tongariro volcano is the famous mount Doom from the film trilogy “the Lord of the rings”. This volcanic massif consists of 12 cones, the highest of which has a height of 1978 M. for the First time Tongariro erupted almost 250 thousand years ago, and is still above it you can see the smoke. These places were sacred to the Maori people, who buried their chiefs in the caves on the slopes where it was forbidden to climb the Europeans.

Scientific monitoring of the volcano’s activity began in 1839, when on the top of Tongariro rose English botanist George. K. Bidwell. Since then there have been over 70 recorded eruptions, the most recent occurred in 2012. From the crater had slept through almost 115 years the volcano to a height of several kilometres started to fly puffs of ash, but the lava on the surface did not.

Travelers who are fortunate enough to climb the slopes of mount Tongariro, you can see amazing scenes painted by Nature – the lake of boiling mud that bubbles in a giant cauldron, geysers pushed into the sky fountains of hot water and in the air a heavy smell. This incredible natural spectacle of something vaguely reminiscent of the underworld.

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