Still feeling like an extra in Lord of the Rings - Wanaka April 12th 2012 12th April ’12 Te Anau to Wanaka
Still feeling like an extra in Lord of the Rings and definitely a Hobbit, small, round and always wanting to eat we left Te Anau and followed the road back to the Queenstown area in order to pick up the Crown Range Road. This road leads over a vast mountain range, winding, switching back and twisting and turning its way up and over the top – where we stopp ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Wanaka 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
Hi after years of hoping, dreaming and wishing we are taking 2 years out to go backpacking round the world from the end of july and can't wait!
It's now May 2013 so I reckoned i better update this as we are now only 3 days away from the end of our travels!!. Only managed 22 months as we decided we needed somewhere to live when we got back after all, but still not a bad stint. At this moment i can't sum it all up, there have been so many amazing experiences, sights and encounters along the way, i think i need to stop to let it all sink in.
However I was so looking forward to getting hom... full info