Exploring the Bay of Islands January 11th 2007 The Bay of Islands and the small resort town of Paihia are a real tourist destination in New Zealand’s North Island. The area is dominated by both Maori culture and the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean with its hundreds of bays and thousands of small volcanic islands.
Despite the overcast weather with occasional drizzle we ventured out to explore (being weather hardy Canadians we were no ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands 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