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Rotorua

(L-R) Geezer, Geyser, Galser
Rotorua

May 7th 2009
5th May 2009 In high spirits, we loaded Nev back up and left our camp site in Taupo to visit the local Huka Falls, which is an area where the Waikato river narrows from over 100 metres wide, to only 15 metres wide, causing scarily fast rapids (nearly 220,000 litres PER SECOND!) From one extreme to the other, we left the crashing rapids and headed north to what's known as 'the hidden valley', the ... 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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