Mount Tapuaenuku - view from Island Bay

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Tapuae-o-Uenuku formerly Mount Tapuaenuku, is the highest peak in the northeast of New Zealand's South Island. The name translates from Māori as "footprint of the rainbow", though is usually regarded as being named after Chief Tapuaenuku.[3]

At 2,885 metres (9,465 ft) it is the highest mountain in New Zealand outside the main ranges of the Southern Alps, and over 80 metres taller than the tallest peak on the North Island.

It dominates the Inland Kaikoura Range, rising high above the valleys of the Clarence and Awatere Rivers. It can be seen from as far away as Cape Terawhiti on the southwestern tip of the North Island, nearly 120 kilometres away, and is a prominent point on the horizon for travellers on the interisland ferries that ply Cook Strait.

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Eva Kaprinay on May 20, 2013




KÖSZÖNÖM, hogy itt jártatok és írtatok, mert tetszett a látvány! Üdv Éva



Thanks for your visit and for your like! Greetings Eva

Ahmet Bekir on May 31, 2013

Excellent image and nice view, ...liked , greetings, Ahmet

Gigi Sirbu on July 6, 2013

beautiful landscape,good shot!greetings

Eva Kaprinay on July 6, 2013

Thank you:



Greetings Eva

Patrick Barreaux on September 18, 2013

fav 4 like 30 Belle capture Eva. Compliments de Belgique Amitiés Patrick

Péter Farsang on October 8, 2013

Kedves Éva, ez a képed nagyon tetszik! Gyönyörű! Szia, Péter

Valentine Verchenko on January 13, 2014

The nice snowy top of the mountain.


Many greetings. Valentine.

Ivan Bachmann on January 19, 2014

Foto muito bonita.

Eva Kaprinay on January 20, 2014

Thanks Patrick

Eva Kaprinay on January 20, 2014

Köszönöm kedves Péter!

Eva Kaprinay on January 20, 2014

Thanks you:




Greetings Eva

Lloyd Weeber on February 5, 2014

Great shot. One day the Seaward Kaikouras will be higher than the Southern Alps, but I don't think we will live to see it!

Eva Kaprinay on February 5, 2014

... never know Lloyd...

Haokmtu on May 3, 2014

Very beautiful views, LIKE

Greetings, Haokmtu

Eva Kaprinay on May 26, 2014
  • Thank you Hoakmtu

  • Gracias Patrizio

Regards Eva

la-gioconda -No View… on September 27, 2014

Like!----Google wants to shoot down panoramio! Please sign in and give the message to others: ---- --- Greetings, Cornelia

Eva Kaprinay on January 2, 2016

Thank you zhsv . С Новым Годом!

Regards from Wellington Éva

Jurgis Karnavicius on January 3, 2016

Really impressive, L ! Greetings, Jurgis

Eva Kaprinay on January 3, 2016

Thank you Jurgis! Greetings and Happy New Year! Éva

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Photo taken in 212 The Esplanade, Island Bay, Wellington 6023, New Zealand

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