Grant and Rae's NZ Trip January 9th 2012 2 blogs for the price of one today - cos took lots of photos!
Had breakfast in Taupo this morning before heading off on a trek to the Huka Falls,stopping at Honey Hive (to learn all about the healing properties of (Manuka) honey. The trek was fairly arduous but worth as the river/falls were spectacular.
Then we headed for The Craters of the Moon walk,named for its other-worldly atmosphere ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Taupo » Ohakune 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
Looking forward to our Oz trip starting in Feb 2014: Perth, Uluru, Adelaide, Great Ocean Road, Ballarat, Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney, Port Douglas, Noosa, Brisbane.....
............then home via Dubai where we hope to "chill" for a few days (not literally, or we'll be disappointed!).... full info