Southern Alps | engleski leksikon

1. Southern Alps


Range of mountains running the entire length of South Island, New Zealand. They are forested to the west, with scanty scrub to the east. The highest point is Mount Cook, 3,764 m/12,349 ft. Scenic features include gorges, glaciers, lakes, and waterfalls. Among its lakes are those at the southern end of the range: Manapouri, Te Anau, and the largest, Wakatipu, 83 km/52 mi long, which lies about 300 m/1,000 ft above sea level and has a depth of 378 m/1,242 ft.

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