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Mountains of the Great Barrier Island and Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

36.1S 175.4E

March 28th, 2011 Category: Mountains

New Zealand - March 27th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the mountains of the Great Barrier Island (above) and the Coromandel Peninsula (below), of New Zealand’s North Island.

The former is situated in the outer Hauraki Gulf. With an area of 285 km2 it is the fourth-largest island of New Zealand’s main chain of islands, with its highest point, Mount Hobson, rising 621 m.

The Coromandel Peninsula extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki Gulf and the Firth of Thames in the west from the Pacific Ocean to the east. At its broadest point, it is 40 kilometres wide.

The northernmost mountains on the peninsula are part of the Moehau Range, extending from the settlement of Colville northwards to the tip of the peninsula. Mt Moehau is the highest point of the range, at 892m above sea level.

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