Rain, Caves & Pancakes February 11th 2006 After Lake Wanaka we moved onto Franz Josef where the glaciers are. The drive there was one of the longest and yet again one of the most scenic. This time driving through temperate rainforest through gorges and along huge river beds. Once you hit the wind battered west coast the rainforest takes on a very 'haunted wood look'. It was on this journey we very nearly got stuck for fuel because of the ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Glaciers 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
We are two "mature" backpackers (only 30 & 28 though)currently travelling through South East Asia, ending up in Oz by Xmas.
Jason is known as 'Sharky' because of his apparently aerodynamic face.
Wendy is ginger but she can't help it.... full info