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Ferns, ferns and more ferns...well they are the national emblem afterall.  
   

Ferns, ferns and more ferns...well they are the national emblem afterall.

Queen Charlotte Trek
Beaches, more beaches and glaciers...

February 7th 2008
The ferry across the Cook Straight was wonderful. I was amazed at how long we hugged the coastline of the North Island before seeing the South Island. It wasn't clear at first where we would enter the island but we were soon in the Tory Channel and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds surrounding by forested hills. The rather huge ferry seemed to glide effortlessly through the water. I felt at home al ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Marlborough » Queen Charlotte Sounds

New Zealand Flag 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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