New Zealand sea lions are one of the rarest seal species in the world, and the yellow-eyed penguins are listed as critically endangered animals with only thousands of them left on the planet.
Imagine this. You lay down on the sandy beach, sun-bathing and breathing in the ocean breeze. Then the tide goes down. You create a little hole out of sand right below your feet and whoops, you have your own hot tub in the open!
Last erupting 600 years ago, Rangitoto is the youngest, largest and best preserved volcanic island among dozens of cones and craters in the Auckland region.
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