Cook Strait

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Cook Strait

A narrow channel separating North Island and South Island in New Zealand. It was explored by Capt. James Cook in 1770.

Cook Strait

n
(Placename) the strait between North and South Islands, New Zealand. Width: 26 km (16 miles)

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n.
a strait in New Zealand between North and South Islands.
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Noun1.Cook Strait - a narrow strait separating the North Island and South Island in New Zealand
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
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We then made for the capital Wellington where you can catch a ferry across the Cook Straits to the South Island.
Moving north across the Cook Straits, I have been taken by the finesse and elegance of the Palliser Estate 2004 from Martinborough.
ACOUPLE of days after crossing the Cook Straits by ferry and arriving in Wellington, New Zealand's capital, I was at a bit of a loss.