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Touring New Zealand's North Island by Campervan

The views of Cape Maria van Diemen from the track to the Cape Reinga Lighthouse are stunningly beautiful. The cape was named in January 1643 by Abel Tasman, after the wife of his patron, Anthony van Diemen, Governor General of Batavia.

Cape Reinga is sacred to the Maori, who know it as Te Rerenga Wairua. Tradition says that the cape is the point where the spirits of the dead leave the earth.

This photograph is © 2008-2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Cape Maria van Diemen
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