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Abel Tasman National Park  
   

Abel Tasman National Park

Epic New Zealand.

July 29th 2011
I must admit, dear reader, that I did not have many expectations in relation to New Zealand. This is probably because I have never seen a Lord of the Rings movie or indeed opened the Lonely Planet (that's Francis' job) and if you had asked me about Middle Earth I would have assumed that you were talking about Athlone. However, having now been there, done that and bought the All-Blacks jers ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand

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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