Back Thru The NORTH ISLAND! February 5th 2008 The journey back to Auckland went through places we had already made stops at on the way down to the South Island. However, there were some things I felt that I had "missed" on the way down, so in the end I was thankful for the second chance to experience things on the way back.
The first stop on the North Island return was Wellington. We took the good ol Interislander Ferry from Picton to We ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Wellington 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