Kiwi Adventure_Christchurch and the Antarctic Centre January 23rd 2011 Last day in New Zealand. Arrived in Christchurch After a night in a great little place camping ground near Lake Tepoka we spent the morning out on the Banks Peninsula in a town called Aratoa. It was a French settlement and still has all the hallmarks of a small French village with cafes and restaurants. Very nice cakes and coffees. The view in and out was spectacular.
Dinner at the Groyne opposit ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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