Today we headed to Marahau where we caught a water taxi to Torrent Bay, part of the Abel Tasman National Park. The Abel Tasman National Park is subtropical mountainous area situated right next to the coast line, with loads and loads of beach with golden sands. We walked back to Marahau - a good 20km.
After leaving University and joining the salary club for the last 4 years, we both decided to take some time out and explore some of the world while we can. We've been on many a european holiday, but our trip to Peru in 2005 made us even thirstier to seeing more of the world. Now, our 3 month journey through New Zealand, Australia and Thailand begins...
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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year...more info