Glacier Country – Arthur's Pass (10-16 April) April 17th 2012 Once we left Wanaka, it was obvious we were now entering a part of the country that was even more stunning than everything we had experienced so far. We were also preparing to try something we thought we wouldn't ever have a chance to do, normally; walk on a glacier.
After the spectacle of the lakes we trundled on towards the Gates of Haast which greets you with mountains looming unexpecte ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island 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