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Waitomo caves  

Waitomo caves

Days 73 to 75 - Rotorua, Waitomo and Auckland

May 8th 2012
Our last destination on this long trip was New Zealand’s North Island. We flew into Auckland from Queenstown and drove down to Rotorua. Although there was significantly more traffic and the scenery was not as picturesque as the South Island, it was still fun to see the vast pastor lands and many, many sheep (and even a few cows). Once we reached Rotorua we were greeted with the wonderful smell o ... 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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