Detours and Steep Inclines June 9th 2007 Awoke to a great view of the Bay of Islands, the beauty of a campervan. It's a long way if you take a detour though! The plan for today was to have a relaxed day gradually driving South to enjoy the views of the East Coast. However, this did not go to plan!
We had a slightly later start than usual and decided to catch the ferry to Russel (from Paihia), so we could see more of the Bay of Island ... 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