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The Catlins

October 23rd 2008
The Catlins is an area in the South of New Zealand, full of scenic drives, sheep, penguins, sea lions, seals and waterfulls. Our first night in the Catlins, we arrived at Curio Bay at a little backpackers by the sea. No tv, just a radio and a fire - real bliss. We wondered out to the Petrified Forest which is 180 million years old, and saw yellow eyed penguins coming in from the sea. They ca ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Curio Bay

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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