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 Alpine Trails Zone
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Special features of the Zone
         ●  Highway through the Southern Alps 
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         ●  Arthur's Pass National Park
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         ●  Mountain adventure activities 
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         ●  Best value white-water rafting
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         ●  Mountain train excursion
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         ●  Hot geothermal pools 
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         ●  Intercontinental tectonic fault line
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         ●  Massive erosion processes
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         ●  Karst lands tors & caves more>
         ●  Major weather variations 
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         ●  Mountain Dinosaur forests
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         ●  Unique alpine settlements.
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We learn about the factors that influence settlements in mountain regions and the natural processes that build, shape and destroy mountains.
 

Alpine Trails Zone, New Zealand Exploring this historic mountain zone involves either Arthur's or Lewis Alpine Highways.  They are both spectacular trails through the forbidding Southern Alps and link the communities on each coast. They access walking trails, special historic and geographic attractions, dinosaur rain forests, rivers, and more.

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Activities

Adventure activities
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he alpine highways access spectacular mountain based activities including:  walks, rock climbing, bike riding, jet boating, horse riding, white-water rafting, and wallowing in geothermal pools.  KANES know the best places to find the goods.  more>

Geography
Physical Geography
Rarely experienced in the world, visitors witness and gross a major, land based (compacting and transversing) intercontinental tectonic plate junction.  The spectacular mountains here are uplifting at one of the world's fastest known rates.   We witness massive erosion processes bought about by extreme alpine weather, and extensive river networks that carry the eroded debris to the ocean and the alluvial plains.
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Humanities
Humanities in the zone
The massive building and maintenance projects involving roads and rail attracted people to live in this mountain zone.  Interested groups learn of the difficulties and special risks incorporated with settlements and work among high alps. Farming and recreation also have a roll in the zone, more>

 take you there - among the high mountains
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