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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Landscapes
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Keywords:coastal, Curio Bay, Location, New Zealand, ocean, Southland, sunrise
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Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified25-May-11 14:01
Dawn from the headland dividing Curio and Porpoise Bays

Dawn from the headland dividing Curio and Porpoise Bays

A fantastic morning dawns on the headland dividing Curio and Porpoise Bays.

The Catlins, in the southeastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand, features a scenic coastal landscape and dense temperate rainforest which harbour natural populations of birds and marine mammals. First inhabited by the Maori people in the period 900-1700 AD, the Catlins is an area with a rich history. The area enjoys a maritime temperate climate, however it's exposed location leads to its frequently wild weather with heavy ocean swells pounding the rugged coastline.