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From Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

January 24th 2012
great trip from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo.......not a lot of mileage but every drive is really twisty........stopped at some cool small towns and scenic stops....got here in time to do a great hike up to the Mount John Observatory 1043 meters above sea level....about an hour up and quick on the way down! 360 views of Lake Tekapo, Lake McGregor and Lake Alexandrina. Staying at the Godly Hotel.... ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Lake Tekapo

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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