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Steam rising from the beach

The Maiden Voyage of Shifty C. Bubbles

June 3rd 2007
The first place we visited after leaving Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula, turned out to be one of our favorite areas of New Zealand. It is stunningly beautiful, with rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, and rolling, lush green hills. Our first destination, since we arrived at the base of the peninsula after dark, was the wonderful Miranda Springs Holiday Park. We were too chicken to try to ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Coromandel

New Zealand Flag 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
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