What does Matapouri mean?

What does Matapouri mean?

Matapouri – either Black Duck, or gloom, murky, somber.

What region Matapouri?

Northland Region
Matapouri (Māori: Matapōuri) is a coastal settlement in the Whangarei District of Northland, New Zealand. It is 7 km north of Tutukaka and 35 km north-east of Whangarei, in an area known as the Tutukaka Coast….

Region Northland Region
District Whangarei District

How long is the walk to Whale Bay?

15 minutes
While the walk to Whale Bay takes just 15 minutes, it can be included on a larger loop track that features stunning coastal views and visits another almost equally idyllic Northland beach.

What does Tutukaka mean in English?

Tutukaka is the Maori word for “parrot snaring tree”. The area was renowned for Puriri trees, whose succulent red berries attract parrots and wood pigeons, a favourite food of the indigenous Maori.

Why are the mermaid pools closed?

Due to issues with damage to the vulnerable ecosystem at the Matapouri Mermaid Pools on the Tutukaka Coast a decision has been made to close the pathway and the pools until a better alternative is put in place for managing the visitor numbers and ensuring the protection of this amazing area.

What does Ruatangata mean?

Whangarei is a rock (Castle Rock) opposite Marsden Point, where sentries kept watch over the harbour. This version of the name means to lie in wait.

How do I get to Poor Knights Island?

The Poor Knights Islands can be easily reached by boat from almost any port in Hauraki Gulf and Northland. Charter boats from Auckland, Leigh, Whangārei, Tutukaka, and Bay of Islands visit the islands.

Where is Whale Bay New Zealand?

Whale Bay is a coastal community nestled between Mount Karioi and the ocean, about 8km south of Raglan. Much of the area around Whale Bay is covered with native tree forest up to the summit of Mount Karioi.

Who married Reipae?

Reipae stayed at the Kaipara. Reitū flew on and was seduced by Manaia in the harbour that bears her name. A variation of this tradition is that Reitū and Reipae arrived on the back of a single bird and that Reipae married Tāhuhu-pōtiki there.

How did Whanganui get its name?

Toponymy. Whanga nui is a Māori language phrase meaning “big bay” or “big harbour”. The first name of the European settlement was Petre (pronounced Peter), after Lord Petre, an officer of the New Zealand Company, but it was never popular and was officially changed to “Wanganui” in 1854.

What is Poor Knights Island known for?

The Poor Knights Islands are an internationally recognized icon, up for World Heritage Status and 23km off the Tutukaka Coast where the island’s 11 million year old volcanic origins provide myriad spectacular drop offs, walls, caves, arches and tunnels, all inhabited by an amazing array of underwater life.

What is there to do in Poor Knights Island?

Diving and snorkelling are the best ways to enjoy the underwater world of the Poor Knights. A number of charter dive boats operate from Tutukaka Harbour, which is 30 kilometres from Whangarei.

How many islands are there in Lake Manapouri?

The lake has four arms, North, South, West and Hope with the smaller indentations of Shallow Bay and Calm Bay. Lake Manapouri contains 33 islands in total with 22 of these being wooded.

How big is the Manapouri Power Station in New Zealand?

Manapōuri is a hydro power station located in Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand. It has seven 122 megawatt generating units, and an operating maximum station output of 800 megawatts.Manapōuri generates enough electricity each year for about 619,000 average New Zealand homes.

Why did New Zealand want to raise Lake Manapouri?

Fifty years ago, plans to raise the levels of two of the country’s most scenic lakes sparked a green awakening in New Zealand. Political storm clouds started to gather over Lake Manapouri as early as 1904, when the Public Works Department first mooted the idea of raising the lake to generate electricity.

Who are the Guardians of lakes Manapouri and Monowai?

In February 1973 the Government created the Guardians of Lakes Manapōuri, Monowai and Te Anau to oversee management of the lake levels. The Guardians are still active today. Meridian also supports the habitat restoration work of the Waiau Fisheries and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Trust in the Waiau Valley catchment.