South Island March 16th 2008 Its been a very hectic two weeks. We left Dunedin and drove to the Fiordlands. We stayed in Te Anau and the next day drove to Milford Sound. The drive there was pretty amazing itself with stunning views but when we eventually got there that view Mitre Peak and the sound was priceless. We took a 2hour cruise in the sound and then drove back and camped somewhere in between the Sound and Te Anau.
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island 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