|UNESCO #551 - Mount Cook (Aoraki) National Park - NEW ZEALAND|
Friday, December 13, 2013
Mount Cook, Te Wahipounamu - NEW ZEALAND - UNESCO #551
Today I've got another beautiful card from Edvard on his trip to southern New Zealand, this time with Mount Cook (Maori name Aoraki meaning "Cloud Piercer"). True,I've asked for a card with Mt Cook, but after receiving one with Mt Aspiring I really wasn't expecting this one. Thank you very much Edvard, hope you had a wonderful time in New Zealand (found any hobbits?). This postcard took 17 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.