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Abel Tasman and Franz Joseph

October 10th 2007
Abel Tasman National Park runs along the northern coast of the South Island. Its main attractions are the many little beaches, coves, and bays scattered along the coastline. Most people plan 4 or 5 day hikes through the forest stopping to camp along the way in huts - these huts are usually booked up to a year or more in advance. It's common to combine hiking and kayaking but I decided to just do ... read more
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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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