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Days 2 Drive to Franz Josef

March 14th 2012
No internet access last night, so here's a basic rundown of our day yesterday: • Sunrise walk on Punakaiki Beach • Ate lunch and walked around Hokitika • Hiked the Mahinapua Walkway and Picnic Point • Stopped in an old mining town, Ross, where the biggest gold nugget in the world was found in 1909 Today, we hiked the Franz Josef glacier, which was pretty crazy. ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Franz Josef

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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