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Purakaunui Falls

The Catlins
New Zealand - Part 2: Canterbury to Fiordland

November 4th 2006
Lakes Tekapo & Pukaki We braved the strong winds and drove inland to Lake Tekapo. We’d planned to spend the night there, but after taking some photos of the bright blue waters and the mountains beyond we found that the town itself didn’t really merit a long stop, so we pushed on to Lake Pukaki. Lake Pukaki is surrounded by impressive mountain ranges all forming parts of the South ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Milford Sound

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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