Southern Alps


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Southern Alps

A mountain range of South Island, New Zealand, paralleling the western coast and rising to 3,754 m (12,316 ft).
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Southern Alps

pl n
(Placename) a mountain range in New Zealand, on South Island: the highest range in Australasia. Highest peak: Mount Cook (also known as Aoraki or Aorangi), 3754 m (12 316 ft)
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South′ern Alps′


n.pl.
a mountain range in New Zealand, on South Island. Highest peak, Mt. Cook, 12,349 ft. (3765 m).
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"From the Tasman Sea through old growth, lowland rainforests to the snow-capped peaks of Ka Tiritiri o te Moana/the Southern Alps, South Westland is one of the most striking places on earth," Eugenie Sage said.
Club Med Alpe d'Huez is located 6,100 feet high in the Grandes Rousses mountains and will provide chic accommodations, food and beverage options, a wide range of ski and snowboard experiences, new activities for all ages and views overlooking the Southern Alps.
It combines car hire with scheduled rail, coach and ferry travel and also covers geothermal Rotorua, the Southern Alps and Fiordland.
As the planet heats up, scientists warn the dramatic seams of ice that have inspired ancient legends, Victorian explorers and modern tourists alike could all but vanish.Once, there was a goddess called Hine Hukatere who loved to climb the high peaks of New Zealand's Southern Alps. But one day she decided to visit the beach, where she fell in love with the warror Wawe.
New Zealand's Southern Alps, comparable to Alpine regions in Europe, provide world-class options for the skiing events.
The Lions will arrive in Auckland today after time spent resting and recuperating in the Southern Alps' tourist haven of Queenstown.
Faletau and company arrive in Auckand today after a spell resting in the Southern Alps' tourist haven of Queenstown.
The Lions have now decamped to the tourist haven of Queenstown in New Zealand's Southern Alps for a few days' rest and recuperation, but talk is already turning towards another huge confrontation.
The Lions, fresh from a 24-21 second Test victory over the All Blacks in Wellington, have now decamped to the Southern Alps' tourist hot-spot of Queenstown for a few days' rest and recuperation.
A Unesco World Heritage Site, the Southern Alps on the South Island were formed by tectonic uplifting and pressure as the Pacific and Indo-Australian Plates collided along the island's western coast.
New Zealand has more than 3,000 glaciers -- and they're retreating, (http://go.nasa.gov/2lLAja6) new images released by NASA Friday show.The glaciers have been receding since 1890 with short periods of small advances, NASA said. Most of the glaciers are located in the Southern Alps on the South Island in New Zealand.

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