cape reinga, new zealand

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    Cape Reinga (Te Reinga or Te Rerenga Wairua in Māori) is the northwestern most tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand. Cape Reinga is located over 100 km north of the nearest small town of Kaitaia. State Highway 1 extends all the way to the Cape, but until 2010 was unsealed gravel road for the last 19km.

    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.[4] Both refer to the Māori belief that the cape is the point where the spirits of the dead enter the underworld.

    As of January 2007, Cape Reinga is on the tentative list of UNESCO waiting to receive World Heritage Site status.

    © Gavin Burnett

    1. blauepics 57 months ago | reply

      Stunning work!

    2. bytegirl24 57 months ago | reply

      very nice composition.. great choice of B&W.. awesome contrasts and light

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    3. gavin.burnett 57 months ago | reply

      many thanks for the nice comments guys

    4. pDOTeter 57 months ago | reply

      I like this B&W

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