Arapawa Island, view of North Island, New Zealand

Arapawa Island, view of North Island, New Zealand

Description: It was from a hill on Arapawa Island in 1770 that Captain James Cook first saw the sea passage from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea, which was named Cook Strait. This discovery banished the fond notion of geographers that there existed a great southern continent, Terra Australis.
A monument at the appropriately named Cooks Lookout was erected in 1970.
You can see North Island with a wind farm on Makara Farm and Terawhiti Station.

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Keywords: Arapawa Island, Marlborough, New Zealand, Queen Charlotte Sound, Big Dog Cove, Ahitarakihi Bay, Cooks Lookout, wind farm, landscape, panorama

Exif: Exposure: 1/400, Aperture: 11.0, ISO: 100

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