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Our month sightseeing trip around New Zealand. Hooray! Our class won this tour in Cambridge competition. So we could collect lots of interesting facts about life, culture, nature and people by visiting this country. So welcome to this fabulous island!.

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Our month sightseeing trip around New Zealand

Hooray! Ourclass won this tour in Cambridge competition.

So we could collect lots of interesting facts about life,

culture, nature and people by visiting this country.

So welcome to this fabulous island!


We landed in AUCKLAND, the largest city with 1 200 000 inhabitants. The town itself is situated in a number of extinct volcanoes. The highest building is theSKY TOWER. 6 km south of Auckland we visited KELLY TARLTON´S UNDERWATER WORLD. It is a unique aquarium. It's based on the former Giant receive rainwater. The aquarium is divided into two parts – the fish living along the coast ,sharks and rays.


Some trees can live to be 2000 years old and have been recorded as much as 4000 years old. They can reach a height of 50 meters and circumference of 20 meters. They are considered by New Zealanders to be the greatest trees in the world. They are second in size only to the giant sequoias of California. The Māori had many uses for the gum, which they called "kapia". Fresh gum was used as a type of chewing gum

Kauri gum

was used

in varnish.

KAURI – tree growing only in a New Zealand

We visited the Kauri museum in Matahoke where we learned how

the New Zealand settlers logged and used Kauri timber and gum.


On March 4 we left for ROTORUA recorded as much as 4000 years old. They can reach a height of 50 meters and circumference of 20 meters. They are considered by New Zealanders to be the greatest trees in the world. They are second in size only to the giant sequoias of California. The Māori had many uses for the gum, which they called "kapia". Fresh gum was used as a type of chewing gum

– the centre of termal springs.On our

way we stopped in a glowworm

cave. It was fantastic experience!

And we also were in OTOROHANGA

KIWI HOUSE

- the best

place to

see kiwi.

ROTORUA - Nicknamed Sulphur City, New Zealand’s smelliest town , place of geysers and fuming craters.


In the evening we relaxed on TE PO, recorded as much as 4000 years old. They can reach a height of 50 meters and circumference of 20 meters. They are considered by New Zealanders to be the greatest trees in the world. They are second in size only to the giant sequoias of California. The Māori had many uses for the gum, which they called "kapia". Fresh gum was used as a type of chewing gum

indigenoussongand dance performance

of original inhabitants of New Zealand.

Their language is Maori.

Maori call

New Zealand

AOTEAROA–

Land of the Long White Cloud.

Maori do not salute shaking

hands but touching noses.

This salute is called „hongi“.

Kia Ora“ means „hello“

Hangi food is traditional food. Meat,

vegetables and potatoes are wrapped

into leaves and cooked in the ground

with hot stones.

Haka is a type

of Maori war

dance.


We also learned some maori words: recorded as much as 4000 years old. They can reach a height of 50 meters and circumference of 20 meters. They are considered by New Zealanders to be the greatest trees in the world. They are second in size only to the giant sequoias of California. The Māori had many uses for the gum, which they called "kapia". Fresh gum was used as a type of chewing gum

haere mai - welcome

hei kona - goodbye

Kia Ora - hello, good day

Ko Karolina taku ingoa –

My name is Karoline

He aha tenei – who is it

Pekaha – white man

Morena – morning

Maor´s gems


Next two days we spent in tungario national park and we learnt a lot about volcanoes
Next two days we spent recorded as much as 4000 years old. They can reach a height of 50 meters and circumference of 20 meters. They are considered by New Zealanders to be the greatest trees in the world. They are second in size only to the giant sequoias of California. The Māori had many uses for the gum, which they called "kapia". Fresh gum was used as a type of chewing gum in TUNGARIO NATIONAL PARK and we learnt a lot about volcanoes.

The highest peak of the North Island is one of

four volcanoes, RUAPEHU volcano. Ruapehu is

the translation from Maori word „noisy hole“.

It is an active volcano in this park. The biggest

and most dangerous volcano in New Zealand

and the world, is actually LAKE TAUPO

which is New Zealand's largest lake located

in the

centre

of the

North

Island.


From Tungario National Park we drove to the south. We visited

TAUMATA - the hilltop 305m high with the world’s longest place nameWe bought these nice T-shirts with its name there.

Its full name is :

TAUMATAWHAKATANGIHANGAKOAUAUOTAMATEATU

RIPUKAKAPIKIMAUNGAHORONUKUPOKAIWHENUAKITANAHU

It is the name given by the local Maori people to a hill

to celebrate the ancestor Tamatea Pokai Whenua.


Next days we took part in visited WAIOTAHI BEACH SCULPTURE COMPETITION. We had to build sand sculptureson a beach

in three hours. And we won! Look at our perfect work:

The rest of the week

we spent in the capital of

New Zealand WELLINGTON.

We admired

OLD GOVERNMENT BUILDING

- the second biggest wooden

building in the world


In Wellington visited

National library

From Wellington we drove on ferry to the south

island. We finished this day by swimming and

kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park,

named after Abel Tasman, who in 1642 became

the first European explorer to sight New Zealand.


Next days led us to the largest visited

glaciers. We took lots of

photos of the most amazing

waterfalls we have ever

seen. Do you like them?

There are 46 waterfalls

on the north and

south island

and lots of

glaciers.

Glaciers Fox

and Franz Josef

are moving ten

times faster than

other world glaciers.

13 km long

glacier Fox


Next days we spent in Christchurch and we visited visited

ELLERSLIE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER SHOW.

It is an annual garden show held each March (for 15 years).

This exhibition

of flowers is

the biggest on

all southern hemisphere.

Each year over 65,000 people

visit the show.

We continued through upcountry to the western coast. We saw uncredible icescape, long-lived trees and huge mountains.


Near Christchurch we admired the most beautiful stone building in New Zealand in Dunedin. It is DUNEDIN RAILWAY STATION.

Did you know that this area is one of the most important for sheepfarming?

On 27 March we left Dunedin for the largest national park

in New Zealand FIORDLAND. On the way we saw the

tallest mountain of New Zealand

Mt. Ruapehu.

Mt.Ruapehu

People say Fiorland is the eighth wonder of the world.


Our trip slowly finished. We building in New Zealand in Dunedin. It is DUNEDIN RAILWAY STATION.

went past MITRE PEAK -

the tallest mountain

in the world rising right

from the sea level.

Town named after Oueen

Victory QUEENSTOWN

– the last stop on our

way – the world Mecca

of all adrenalin sports.

We tried everything there!!

Jetboating, bungee jumping

(arose there), rafting,

sightseeing flights,

parachute descents.

We were tired

but very

happy and

looked forward

to home.

HEI KONA!!


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