Wellington June 7th 2007 After a lunch in Kaikoura we caught a bus north to the small town of Picton. We checked into our hostel and had some dinner there. For possibly the first time on the trip we were the only guests in the entire hostel. We stocked up on a feed of beer and played cards in our giant free house for the evening as we had a ferry to catch the next day.
We were able to walk down to the ferry terminal the ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Wellington 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... ... read more