tranz alpine train / christchurch January 19th 2009 we had to get up around eight to make the drive to greymouth from franz josef. this stretch was pretty easy and straight. there's a town on the way called: hokitika (think that's the right spelling). definitely worth the stop for food and souvenirs. we basically bought everything in hokitika and it was way cheaper than in greymouth or aukland.
greymouth is a good size and very walkable. we mill ... read more
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
i wanted to go to europe.
she wanted to go to south america.
there was silence and much way was not given on either side.
then we compromised: australia & new zealand!**
it's sure to be a google of miles & points well spent :]
looking forward to: the great barrier reef, the daintree rain forest, cape tribulation, sailing the whitsundays, the twelve apostles, the milford sound, franz josef glacier & the glow worm caves
looking forward to: watching water go down the drain the wrong way :] uluru, a foreign casino buffet! franz josef glacier and the lord of the rings tour!!! one ri... full info