Queenstown and Milford Sound February 17th 2008 The drive into Queenstown was absolutely stunning! Queenstown sits next to Lake Wakatipu, and is surrounded by mountains - including 'The Remarkables' - aptly named! We had a slight panic when we arrived because we hadn't booked anywhere to stay and loads of places were fully booked - eventually we found somewhere for the first night - phew!
We spent the first day taking a look round Queenstown ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown 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
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