Day of my birthday November 12th 2008 Thursday 23 October 2008
My birthday! Left our hotel and got the free bus down to the Pier. Had a croissant (twistie) and then got the 12.30 “360” Discovery Cruise tour. Day was quite overcast but enjoyed cruising the harbour passing the marinas, Bastion Point, Mission Bay, St Hellers and Devonport arriving back into the Quay. Even though the weather wasn't too nice we still enjoyed the crui ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland 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
I am a "young" traveller from just outside of Canberra, the capital of Australia and have just recently retired. For the past several years I wanted to do some volunteer work in orphanages in Vietnam and this "dream" came true for me in 2006 and I returned again in 2007 to Vietnam and Thailand. It was a very rewarding and enriching time of my life. I enjoy travelling and have been to Fiji, China twice, New Zealand three times, some parts of America, Cambodia and Laos.
Hoped I could do some more volunteering work but would you believe another two accidents so 2011 and 2012 have been very cha... full info