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Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Challenging but worth it

April 26th 2012
So we arrived at the iSite (this is a tourist office found in most towns in NZ that gives you very helpful information or books things for you etc.) in a town called Turangi about 45 minutes from the national park. To be honest, Chantel mentioned this crossing to us and we went into the iSite thinking we would get some maps, book a campsite and go for a short jaunt the next morning. Nope, that did ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Tongariro National Park

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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