|UNESCO #551 - Mount Aspiring (Tititea) National Park - NEW ZEALAND|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Mount Aspiring, Te Wahipounamu - NEW ZEALAND - UNESCO #551
Mount Aspiring (Maori name Tititea) has a height of 3027m. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site designated by Te Wahipounamu (South West New Zealand) It's one of the places Edvard visited in his trip to New Zealand and luckily for me he found this wonderful postcard. Thanks a lot Edvard, now I have 243 sites in my collection, just 738 to finish it. This postcard took 15 days to arrive!
The landscape in this park, situated in south-west New Zealand, has been shaped by successive glaciations into fjords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes and waterfalls. Two-thirds of the park is covered with southern beech and podocarps, some of which are over 800 years old. The kea, the only alpine parrot in the world, lives in the park, as does the rare and endangered takahe, a large flightless bird.