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The Maniototo Plain, usually simply known as The Maniototo, is an elevated inland region in Central Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand. The region roughly surrounds the upper reaches of the Taieri River and the Manuherekia River. It is bounded by the Kakanui Range to the north and the Rock and Pillar Range to the southeast. This area can have the hottest and coldest temperatures in the country.

In the back tussock country it can be extremely isolated and at times desolate – this is what attracts me to this extraordinarily beautiful landscape . It is a huge area of land, perhaps something that is hard to appreciate until you fly over the area in an aircraft.

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