Mauao
landmark

Mauao, or Mount Maunganui is an extinct volcano that overlooks Tauranga Harbor in New Zealand.  Mauao is considered a very sacred place by the local Maori population, and is featured heavily in their traditional myths.  Visitors are invited to hike the trails and enjoy the spectacular views, and hopefully experience and appreciate the sacred nature of this ancient site.

photo by: Jeff Hitchcock
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