Matakauri Park — Queenstown, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
S 45° 00.943 E 168° 39.866
59G E 315971 N 5012649
Quick Description: On the back side of the Matakauri Park sign, Queenstown Lakes District Council has posted the Maori significance of the park's name
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 3:29:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM7CT3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins
Views: 4

Long Description:
"Matakauri in legend was a Maori Warrior who rescued Manata the daughter of a local chief, from the giant Matau. After rescuing Manata, Matakauri went back to slay Matau by setting fire to the giant. The fire burnt a deep hole in the ground, and the water from the mountain streams poured into this hole forming today's Lake Wakatipu."
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