Spirits’ flight

On a still, clear day, you can see the pyramid-shaped form of Te Manawatawhi from Cape Reinga, rising like a tombstone from the horizon.

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It must have appeared like that to northern Māori too, because the stories handed down through generations of Ngāti Kurī tell of the great leap of the spirits from the cape, and the long flight to the distant isles—their last resting place, and the spiritual home of the iwi.

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Spirits’ flight

1 minute / 2018

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Dive with dolphins

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Dive Arch Pinnacle

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Swim with a stingray

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Explore Crater Bay

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Fly over Manawatawhi

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