If you would like a custom relief map, contact me through my website or through Shapeways. Check out photos of my other 3D prints.
is a volcanic
island in the Hauraki Gulf
, New Zealand. The 5.5 km wide island is an iconic and widely visible landmark of Auckland with its distinctive symmetrical shield volcano
cone rising 260 metres (850 ft) high over the Hauraki Gulf.
Rangitoto is the most recent and the largest (2311 hectares
of the approximately 50 volcanoes of the Auckland volcanic field
It is separated from the mainland of Auckland's North Shore
by the Rangitoto Channel
. Since World War II
, it has been linked by a causeway to the much older, non-volcanic Motutapu Island
for 'Bloody Sky',
with the name coming from the full phrase Ngā Rangi-i-totongia-a Tama-te-kapua
("The days of the bleeding of Tama-te-kapua"). Tama-te-kapua was the captain of the Arawa waka
(canoe) and was badly wounded on the island, after having lost a battle with the Tainui iwi
(tribe) at Islington Bay.
The model is created at a scale of 1:26,000 with 3x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources:
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and NASA.