Tongariro Crossing December 29th 2010 28/29 December 2010
My first day driving on the left. Super hard, especially in driving rain. It takes a lot of
concentration. We left Golden Springs and drove down to Taupo. It was raining and blowing so
we spent some time souvenir shopping. Taupo sits on the largest lake in NZ but the clouds
were so low we couldn't see much of it. There were 4 foot waves on it, though.
We drove do ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Central Plateau 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