Wellington to Queenstown March 30th 2005 OK, lots to update here so will try and be brief - highlights only!
Left Wellington with a hangover so the 3 hour ferry ride across to the south island wasn't great for me actually. Didn't see much of Nelson as I was sleeping but according to other people on my bus it was very nice.
We passed through a town called Greymouth which has been hit a couple of days before by a hurricane - it was ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Otago » 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