Cook Strait is the strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It connects the Tasman Sea on the northwest with the South Pacific Ocean on the southeast, and runs next to the capital city, Wellington. It is 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide at its narrowest point,and is considered one of the most dangerous and unpredictable waters in the world.
The strait is named after James Cook, the first European commander to sail through it, in 1770. In Māori it has the name Raukawa or Raukawa Moana. Raukawa may mean "bitter leaves"
Only two commercial operators connect north and south island with this large vessels for passengers and vehicles.
Namely: Interislander and Bluebridge
On my way towards Wellington, i saw this cruise heading towards Nelson under the hot sun.
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- Copyright: Chian Sing Lai (kim_gwan) (278)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Sony Alpha a35, Sony G 70-400mm, F4-F5.6, SDHC 8G
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-01-09 5:07