Westport and Lake Mahinapua January 23rd 2008 On the 23rd we left Nelson for Westport. Westport was basically just an overnight stop for us on the way to Lake Mahinapua, another overnight stop. On the way to Westport we stopped for a lunch stop/walk in the Nelson Lakes National park. It was SOOOO beautiful. A lake surrounded by mountains. We took some gorgeous pictures, and some really silly ones too.
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Lake Mahinapuha 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