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Mountain Fife

Mountain Fife - mountain in the North-East corner of the South island, New Zealand. The height of the mountain Fife is 1602 meters above sea level and is a great place for fans of trekking.

There are some special trekking routes of different difficulty levels and different durations. They all start on the so-called Park mount Fife, which is located about 15 km North of the Kaikoura town. The shortest route that leads to the first observation deck, will take you only about an hour, if you want to climb to the top of the mountain, should take into account that you'll need at least eight hours. However, the views from the top of the mountain Fife stunning panoramic views, and in fine clear weather you can even see the Peninsula and banks island North, undoubtedly worth it. Of course, regardless of what route you select, you should appropriate footwear and waterproof and windproof clothing, as well as the supply of water and food. Permitted the ascent to the mount of Fife and mountain Biking, but since the road is quite steep, and this requires a sufficient level of training.

The name of the mountain was in honor of the family of Fife - the first European settlers settled in the area of Kaikoura. Built in 40-ies of the 19th century year Fifomi cottage is well preserved to our days, and today is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Kaikoura, and also an important historical monument (the building is administered by the Fund for the protection of historic places in New Zealand). The main feature of this structure is that its supporting structure is made of whalebone.