East cape at Easter April 11th 2007 Adventuring with Chris and Aisha The East Cape of New Zealand isn't your normal tourist destination. It's remote, sparsely populated, and mountainous in the interior. It's known as a bit of a backwater lost in time. But the road around it hugs the rugged coast providing spectacular views, and much of the land is owned by Maori so the culture is much more apparent here. And for New Zealand, there ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » East Coast 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
We're moving to NZ - Abbie going home and Daren bumming along for the ride. No 24 hour flight for us - we're trying to keep our green credentials by going back overland - yep, Europe and Asia by ferry, train, bus but not plane! The journey kicks off on 7 June.
Our current itinerary (and this will change as we discover we can't stick to our budget) looks something like this:
Scotland, Newcastle, ferry to Amsterdam, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany...
AND then the exciting bit:
St ... full info