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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
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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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