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World's best landmarks: Right here in NZ

JOHN MURPHY
Last updated 05:00 23/07/2013
Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu.

JUST DON'T ASK HOW TO SAY IT: Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu.

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Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu.

It's not just a lot of letters thrown together, it's a world famous landmark in New Zealand that every Kiwi must see. It holds the Guinness World Record as the longest place name still in use in the world.

It's located close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

This unique photo stop is hardly noted in any tourist travel guides yet it's a famous place for all to visit and get their photo taken.

If I had to chose one landmark to visit it would be this small but big name in New Zealand.

If your wondering what it means, it's the summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one.

If you get the opportunity visit, do it now, after all not everyone can say they have been or live near the longest place name still in use the world.


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