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Proud Volcanoes

The North Island of New Zealand has three mountains over 2,000 meters of which all three are volcanoes.

  • Mt Ruapehu (2,797 metres)
  • Mt Taranaki  or Mt Egmont (2,518 metres)
  • Mt Ngāuruhoe (2,287 metres)

Because of it’s resemblance to Mount Fuji, Mt Taranaki was used as the backdrop for the film, The Last Samurai.

Mount Taranaki / Mount Egmont, active but quiescent stratovolcano, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand.


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