Giants of the forest February 28th 2020 The less I say about Auckland the better. People seem to be flocking there to live, but we failed to see the charm. Perhaps in the suburbs it is better, but downtown is crowded, noisy, congested, and lacking in charm, at least for us. The museum is magnificent - more about that later.
After a night in Auckland, we headed back out on the road, this time going up the west coast of the North Islan ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands » Paihia 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