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Cape Reinga, New Zealand.

Cape Reinga is the northwesternmost tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand.

 

Cape Reinga is generally considered the separation marker between the Tasman Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east

 

The name of the cape comes from the Māori word 'Reinga', meaning the 'Underworld'. Another Māori name is 'Te Rerenga Wairua', meaning the leaping-off place of spirits. Both refer to the Māori belief that the cape is the point where the spirits of the dead enter the underworld.

  

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Taken on April 14, 2012