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NZ - Day 1 - Auckland and Waitomo

December 21st 2008
Robert and Vanessa arrived at the Auckland airport at around 5 AM. I picked them up from the airport and we drove (on the left hand side of the road) to the Hilton Hotel on Prince's Wha. They got refreshed and had breakfast overlooking the harbour. We then walked to the Sky Tower and got a panoramic view of the city. Auckland is built on an active field of volcanoes and we could see many of ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland

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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