Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands. A country of immense cultural and biological diversity, it’s known for its beaches and coral reefs. Inland are active volcanoes, granite Mt. Wilhelm, dense rainforest and hiking routes like the Kokoda Trail. There are also traditional tribal villages, many with their own languages.
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Aerial Views: Untouched Nature Of New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and more than 700 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres.
Video timeline: 00:57 – Purakaunui Bay 02:26 – Mount Taranaki 04:21 – Mount Cook 05:41 – Roaring Billy Falls 07:44 – Omarama Clay Cliffs 11:06 – Lake Pukaki 12:26 – Lion Rock and Piha Beach 15:49 – Arthur’s Pass 17:40 – Castlepoint Lighthouse 21:21 – Lake Hawea 23:30 – Skippers Road 26:26 – Glacial valley in Southern Alps 27:52 – Kaikoura Seal Colony 29:04 – Ninety Mile Beach 31:16 – Whakarewarewa geothermal area 36:38 – Queenstown 38:37 – Whangarei Falls