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  South Island – FREE South Island Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
It is separated from the North Island by Cook Strait and from Stewart Island by Foveaux Strait.
The island includes the extensive Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps, which extend almost the entire length of the island.
The South Island's principal cities are Christchurch, Dunedin, and Invercargill.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-SthIsl.html   (1125 words)

 South Padre Island condo rental resorts
South Padre Island is the finest coastal resort in Texas, with beautiful beaches, tall sand dunes, and warm clear clean Gulf waters.
South Padre Island is only a few blocks wide, around 5 miles of city real estate, then you can drive north on the beach for nearly 30 miles of desolate beaches and beautiful sand dunes, until reaching the Port Mansfield jetties and boat channel.
South Padre Island is "perfect for vacationing families and honeymooners," according to an article on the Travel Channel website that names the Island as one of America’s Best Beaches for 2006.
gosouthpadreisland.com   (349 words)

 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - South Manitou Island (U.S. National Park Service)
South Manitou Island is part of an island chain that extends north to the Straits of Mackinac.
The island consists of a ridge of tilted layers of limestone, buried under a blanket of glacial debris.
The South Manitou Island Lighthouse is the most familiar landmark on the island and is clearly visible from the mainland.
www.nps.gov /slbe/planyourvisit/southmanitouisland.htm   (895 words)

 South Island - Queenstown.net.nz
The South Island is often called the Mainland (somewhat humorously) because it existed first according to Māori legend, and is larger than the North Island.
The South Island with an area of 151,215 km² (58,093 square miles) is the largest land mass of New Zealand and the world's 12th-largest island.
The major universities in the South Island are Lincoln University, the University of Canterbury and the University of Otago.
www.queenstown.net.nz /index.php?title=South_Island   (552 words)

 The Manitou Islands
North and South Manitou Islands were settled while Michigan was still young, with European immigrants and the US Lighthouse Service establishing permanent settlements on the islands in the 1840s.
South Manitou Island also was the only natural harbor for 220 miles along the Michigan shore, and many ships weathered fierce storms there.
The 15,000 acres of North Manitou Island are (with the exception of the village area) managed as a wilderness area, and the island is home to numerous species of hawks and eagles.
www.leelanau.com /manitou/islands   (308 words)

 Find Island South Condos for sale at St. Augustine Beach Florida
Island South Condos are located in the heart of St. Augustine Beach, just a half mile south of the St. Johns county ocean pier.
Island South is a beachfront complex with ocean front condos, ocean view condos and non ocean view units.
Island South condos are two bedroom, two bath flats (1 level), offering approximately 1100 square feet of living space.
islandsouthcondo.com   (749 words)

 The Living Edens -- South Georgia Island -- Ice and Isolation
South Georgia Island is isolated from the civilized world and trapped in the most cruel of climates, but it was destined for discovery.
Some historians, particularly those supporting Argentina's claim to ownership of South Georgia, believe that de la Roche was wrong, and that he had in fact sighted Beauchene Island, 800 miles further west.
This is unlikely, as Beauchene Island does not possess the high mountains or bays referred to in Roche's account.
www.pbs.org /edens/southgeorgia/unique.html   (1376 words)

 Info on South Island's Top Spots - Goway's New Zealand - Goway Travel Experiences
Kaikoura, 2 hours south of Blenheim was once famous for its rock lobsters, but is better known now as one of the few places in the world where it is possible to view, at close range, huge sperm whales, along with dolphins, seals and great marine birds.
The West Coast is a narrow strip of land hemmed in between the South Island's formidable Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea.
The South Island's second largest city and the commercial center of Otago is Dunedin, a gracious, distinctive city of grand 19th-century buildings and beautiful gardens.
www.goway.com /downunder/newzealand/info_southtopspots.html   (1913 words)

 South Bass Island Lighthouse
South Bass Island is located in the Bass Island region in the western basin of Lake Erie.
The Island was militarily significant during the war of 1812 and particularly the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813.
The height of the island's popularity was reached in the 1890s and was marked by the opening of the Hotel Victory in 1892.
www.osu.edu /cookecastle/lighthouse_01.html   (467 words)

 South Marsh Island WMA
On South Marsh Island, the emphasis is on "marsh." This 3,000 acre island, located within the Chesapeake Bay, is entirely comprised of marshlands, punctuated by ponds and creeks.
In Kedges Strait, south of the island, the Maryland Navy once engaged the picaroons in a definitive battle.
South Marsh Island is a 5 mile boat trip across the open waters of Tanger Sound.
www.dnr.state.md.us /publiclands/eastern/southmarsh.html   (326 words)

 South Island, Kenya
South Island - sometimes known as Hohnel Island - is located in Lake Rudolf (now called Lake Turkana) in northern Kenya.
This volcanic island is made up of a central ridge of ash cones that run in a north-south direction.
From north to south the island measures around eight miles (~12 Km) and about three miles (~5 Km) east to west.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/africa/south_island.html   (169 words)

 Travel: New Zealand South Island
The South Island is less populated than the North Island, having only about 900,000 inhabitants, half of whom are clustered in the area around Christchurch.
Most of the rivers that crossed the main road on their way to the ocean were wide even in late summer, and would be huge during the wet winters; spinfishing water perhaps, but no place for a flyrod.
The entire South Island had only one Compuserve node, in Christchurch, and a three minute call to Christchurch from a payphone on the West Coast would eat up most of a $NZ5 phone card, so we didn't log on too often and web browsing was out of the question.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/johnliu/nzsouth.htm   (3611 words)

 South Island travel guide - Wikitravel
Divided by a backbone of mountain aptly called the Southern Alps, the South Island is known for spectacular and fiords, large beech forests, golden sand beaches and broad plains.
Geographically the South Island is dominated by the Southern Alps.
Dividing the island, the alps affect climate and flora.
wikitravel.org /en/South_Island   (964 words)

 NASA - South Georgia Island
South Georgia Island is notable on several fronts.
The first recorded explorer to land on the island was Captain James Cook aboard the HMS Resolution in 1775.
The high mountains protect the north and eastern coast of the island from the prevailing gales coming from Antarctica and the west.
www.nasa.gov /multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_569.html   (281 words)

 EarthCam - South Padre Cam
Located at the tropical tip of Texas in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, South Padre Island is a fun family vacation destination and a popular Spring Break spot.
South Padre Island has gorgeous beaches, warm gulf currents, fishing, boating, shopping and a plethora of year-round activities.
South Padre Island's 34 miles of white sand beach runs along the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre bay and is ranked as one of America's top 10 beaches.
www.earthcam.com /usa/texas/southpadreisland   (233 words)

 South Padre Island Texas
South Padre Island is currently registered in the program through the SPI Garden Club, she said.
Also, Island officials have never ranked the strength of niche markets, but ecotourism, fishing, watersports, weddings and other draws are important pieces of the Island’s overall economy.
This year, South Padre Island highlighted the sea turtle nesting season with a series of events called Sea Turtle Days, which was first organized by residents.
www.south-padre-island.com /birdWatching/index.html   (885 words)

 EO Newsroom: New Images - South Georgia Island
There is no permanent human base on South Georgia Island, a British territory in the South Atlantic Ocean that lies 1,300 kilometers east of the Falkland Islands.
Early in the 20th century, the island figured prominently in Sir Earnest Shackleton’s famous expedition to the Antarctic.
When his ship the Endurance became trapped in the Weddell Sea, Shackleton sailed back to the southern coast of South Georgia in 1916, scaled the steep mountain spine of the island, tumbled in to the whaling station Stromness (located just west of this image) and went on to rescue his crew.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17063   (439 words)

 (South Island Music, Inc. - Wantagh, NY) All South Island Music - Home Page
South Island Music, Inc. was initially created in 1997 by Susan Gallo, a New York State Certified Teacher and active professional woodwind player of over 25 years, for the purpose of providing high quality music instruction to students of all ages and levels.
South Island Music, Inc.'s Instruction Studio provides 20 professional instructors, many of whom are available for both in-home and in-studio instruction.
In recent years, South Island Music, Inc. created a Music Office which has also enjoyed it's success, in providing professional performing ensembles in the form of jazz and classical trios and quartets, for special occasions, such as weddings, parties and corporate functions throughout the New York tri-state area.
www.southislandmusicinc.com   (186 words)

 South Padre Island
South Padre Island is part of the world's longest barrier reef island located at the southernmost tip of Texas Gulf Coast.
It is separated from the mainland by the Laguna Madre and connected by the Queen Isabella Causeway at the south end.
South Padre Island, is a tropical paradise blessed with clean beaches, sunny skies, abundant shells, swaying palm trees, bountiful fishing, with excellent VALUES available.
www.southpadreisland.ws   (385 words)

 Global Volcanism Program | South Island | Summary
South Island (sometimes referred to as Hohnel Island) rises 320 m above the lake to a height of 800 m and is part of a volcanic horst that extends 10 km to the north beneath the lake surface.
The dominantly basaltic lava flows are morphologically similar to the youthful Holocene flows of The Barrier volcano at the south end of Lake Turkana.
An eruption from a scoria cone on South Island was witnessed during Count von Teliki's 1888 expedition.
www.volcano.si.edu /world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0202-02=   (182 words)

 South Stradbroke Island Resort
It's perfect for a real island holiday, yet is conveniently situated close to Surfers Paradise and the fabulous Gold Coast, Australia's premier tourism destination.
South Stradbroke is one of Australia's rare and unique sand islands.
Protected by the island from strong currents and ocean waves, the lagoon-like waters are perfect for swimming, fishing, boating, or making use of the many watersports attractions available.
www.southstradbrokeislandresort.com.au   (407 words)

Today, there are no active farms on the island, but farm buildings, abandoned machinery, the old school and cemeteryare reminders of the past.
Manitou Island Transit operates a commercial walk-on passenger ferry which is based at the Fishtown Dock located in Leland, Michigan.
Visitors to South Manitou Island are also required to secure an entrance pass to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
www.nps.gov /archive/slbe/SMI_page.htm   (1162 words)

 South Padre Island Condos & Real Estate, South Padre Island Condominiums, Homes & Golf Community
South Padre Island condos are the ideal retreats from the chill of colder climates.
Padre Island has largest stretch of undeveloped beachfront property in the entire U.S. As the area's popularity continues to grow, it will be much more difficult to find affordable South Padre Island townhomes and condos.
South Padre Island, Texas has some of the best fishing, surfing and beaches in the Gulf of Mexico, and the South Padre Island golf community is one of the premier destinations for golf enthusiasts.
www.altamonroe.com   (501 words)

 South Padre Island
Florence II: Favorite of Island visitors for its value and grand ocean view.
Forever Yours - A Splashy, newly constructed, Beachfront town home is in the heart of South Padre Island.
Gulfpoint: A large swimming pool with a landscaped island in the center is why families keep coming back.
www.pirentals.com /sitemap.htm   (1032 words)

 EO Newsroom: New Images - South Georgia Island
At that time, the island was home to only a small whaling village on its northern shore.
South Georgia Island is entirely covered by snow and ice in this striking true-color image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, on August 8, 2002.
South Georgia Island appears to be creating a wake of thicker marine stratocumulus clouds flowing away from its northeast shore.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=10312   (429 words)

 South Padre Island Sunset, Dinner Cruises and Snorkeling
The conveniences and attractions of a modern resort coupled with miles of pristine island terrain is what draws thousands of visitors to the area each year, and has brought many back to live.
The white, sandy beaches of South Padre are known throughout the United States (ranked as one of America’s top 10 beaches), with the emerald water of the Gulf of Mexico serving as the perfect backdrop for spectacular sunsets.
While its many amenities make South Padre the premiere vacation spot in the state, the location of the Island also makes it one of the premiere spots in the state to observe wildlife in its natural state, and to find that allusive bird to add to your list.
sailspi.com   (721 words)

 New Zealand - South Island
Discover Southland Te Wahi Pounamu, the Hokonui hills, the Catlins the Catlins in depth, Accommodation,Tracks and Walks in The Catlins, the Waikaia Forest, Stewart Island and the Subantarctic Group, the Snares, Campbell, Auckland, Bounty and Antipodes Islands.
Bluff, the oldest European settled town in New Zealand, at the bottom of the South Island, the start of Highway One, home of the Bluff Oyster.
Experience the Edge the Chatham Islands, home of rare and unique fauna and flora, stunning scenery, a fascinating history, and a caring, friendly way of life.
www.enzed.com /sth.html   (532 words)

 Maps - South
From elegant Victoria to the tranquil Southern Gulf Islands, South Island is a diverse region of urban sophistication, rural charm, and exhilarating Coastal adventures.
The wellness movement is strong on Salt Spring Island and whether you are looking for yoga retreats and mineral spas, gentle outdoor activities, or simply absorbing the stunning scenery for a few days, Salt Spring Island is the perfect place to restore your personal balance.
Known as the “friendly islands” and the “islands of hidden coves and beaches,” the Penders are actually two islands joined together by a bridge.
www.tourismvictoria.com /Content/EN/1053.asp   (1782 words)

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