New Zealand (South Island) December 15th 2008 Once we had found Mike, we were keen to impress him with all our knowledge of New Zealand, however to our astonishment he seemed to know more than us. Nick and Paul didn't arrive in Wellington till around 8pm so Mike had spent all day absorbing knowledge in the Te Papa Museum.
After a brief stopover in Wellington we got on the Ferry and headed to the south island. The ferry arrived in Picton and ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown 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