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In the Land of the Long White Cloud

Christine Smith

Grovedale, Australia

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FEATURED in Your Country’s Best 19-05-2012
FEATURED in Scenery 20-05-2012
FEATURED in Artists Universe 21-05-2012
FEATURED in Neighbours – the Aussies & the Kiwis 25-05-2012
FEATURED in Postcards – Destinations 26-05-2012
FEATURED in Our Planets Scenery 01-06-2012
CHALLENGE WINNER in the Neighbours – the Aussies & the Kiwis – Best Grand View Taken in OZ or NZ Challenge 21-06-2012

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 28mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f22, Shutter: 1/40

New Zealand has long been known as the Land of the Long White Cloud, and now I know why. This was taken from the Skyline viewing platform on Bob’s Peak, at Queenstown in The South Island of New Zealand. Skyline runs four person gondolas and is reputed to be the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere, with a vertical rise of 450 metres over a total length of 730 metres. The platform looks out over Lake Wakatipu, which is the third largest lake in New Zealand with a length of 77 km a greatest width of only 5 km. It covers a total area of 290 square kilometres and had a greatest depth of 372 metres. The peninsula of land that you see in the foreground is the Queenstown Golf Club, with Kelvin Heights just behind it. The mountains in the background are the Remarkables. They are located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, the range lives up to its name by rising sharply to create an impressive backdrop for the waters. They were allegedly named The Remarkables because they are one of only two mountain ranges in the world which run directly north to south. An alternate explanation for the name given by locals is that early Queenstown settlers, upon seeing the mountain range during sunset one evening, named them the Remarkables to describe the sight.

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