The Catlins October 23rd 2008 The Catlins is an area in the South of New Zealand, full of scenic drives, sheep, penguins, sea lions, seals and waterfulls.
Our first night in the Catlins, we arrived at Curio Bay at a little backpackers by the sea. No tv, just a radio and a fire - real bliss. We wondered out to the Petrified Forest which is 180 million years old, and saw yellow eyed penguins coming in from the sea. They ca ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Curio Bay 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
I left England on the 5th February and flew into Hong Kong. After 10 days, I arrived in New Zealand on my 26th Birthday. There are no future plans, no dates, no destinations, no return plane ticket.
Where I go next is still undecided, but at the moment, enjoying New Zealand.... full info