ARTYKUŁY INFORMACYJNE Georóżnorodność nowozelandzkiej Wyspy Północnej na przykładzie wybranych stanowisk turystycznych

Joanna Rychel, Tomasz Karasiewicz, Barbara Woronko


Geodiversity of New Zealand’s North Island based on selected examples.
A b s t r a c t. Geodiversity of New Zealand’s North Island is closly associated with its geological evolution that left numerous attractive geosites and influenced the biodiversity of this area. Its location in the collision zone of the Australian and Pacific lithospheric plates resulted in many exogenous processes, e.g. volcanism, earthquake or geysers. The meridional location of New Zealand has an impact on climate and weather conditions. Many endemic species of flora and fauna have survived here. The landscape diversity of New Zealand’s islands is a great scenery for many films, e.g. The piano, The Last Samurai, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit. Volcanoes in the north and mountain glaciers in the south make visitors feel as if they have moved to a wonderful, unknown fairy-tale world.

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