Tongario Track March 6th 2009 Hi!
We've just finished spending over a week in Tangorio National Park. Being our track in the North Island it marked a contrast with the lush, green South Island. Here we had three volcanoes to hike around and up! Our first few days here we spent at a holiday park because of the gale force winds that would have made hiking impossible (40-80 KPH winds). They also doubled as nice resting days ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Tongariro National Park 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