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Giant ferns near Jackson Bay  

Giant ferns near Jackson Bay

More tramping in the Southern Alps

January 23rd 2007
Following our visit to a misty, mysterious Milford Sound, we loop back through Te Anau and back up the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Wanaka over the Cardrona Valley Road. It seems scarcely believable now, in full summer, but come August this part of South Island is a busy ski area. Wanaka is perched at the tip of Lake Wanaka - a small town of about 5,000 inhabitants, its position makes it an ideal ... 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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