Taken 31-Jan-11
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Keywords:2011, beach, Doughboy, Location, New Zealand, Stewart Island, wilderness, Year
Photo Info

Dimensions4368 x 2912
Original file size7.62 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken1-Feb-11 06:45
Date modified3-May-11 22:20
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D
Focal length24 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/8 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Doughboy Bay 1

Doughboy Bay 1

Doughboy Bay is a wild but comparitively sheltered beach on the west coast of Stewart Island. it is on the Southern Circuit Track, which is regarded as a remote, challenging tramping experience and requires a high level of fitness and good route-finding skills.

Rugged and bush-clad, Stewart Island is New ZealandÕs third largest island, of which over 80 per cent is set aside as the Rakiura National Park. Back in 1770, Captain James Cook's crew were the first Europeans to sight the island but they mapped it as a cape connected to the South Island. Separated from the South Island by Foveaux Strait, the only town is Oban, on Halfmoon Bay. Fishing has been, historically, the most important element of the economy of Stewart Island/Rakiura, and while it remains important, tourism has become the main source of income for islanders.