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Poor Knights Islands

An island group of Northland, New Zealand.


This island group has been uninhabited since the 1820s, and is now a nature reserve and popular diving spot.

There are two main islands in this chain. Tawhiti Rahi is the larger, and Aorangi the smaller. The islands are the eroded remnants of a four million year old volcano.

The islands' name is said to derive from their resemblance to Poor Knight's Pudding, a bread-based dish popular at the time of discovery by Europeans.

A permit is required to land or tie boats here, usually only granted for scientific research.

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Top 10 Dive Sites in Poor Knights Islands

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Flag of Aorangi IslandAorangi Island
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Flag of Aorangi IslandAorangi Island
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Flag of Tawhiti Rahi IslandTawhiti Rahi Island
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Flag of Tawhiti Rahi IslandTawhiti Rahi Island
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Flag of Tawhiti Rahi IslandTawhiti Rahi Island
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Flag of Aorangi IslandAorangi Island
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Flag of Tawhiti Rahi IslandTawhiti Rahi Island
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Flag of Tawhiti Rahi IslandTawhiti Rahi Island
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Flag of Aorangi IslandAorangi Island
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Flag of Tawhiti Rahi IslandTawhiti Rahi Island
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