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Visiting Abel Tasman and Golden Bay

May 2nd 2009
I was again lucky enough to have 10 days off, so we set out to visit the north-western part of the South Island, one of the last places we had yet to visit-because it is quite a long drive from Timaru, about 9 hours. We reached the farthest section first, and stayed in a lovely hostel named “The Innlet” which is past Collingwood, a tiny town in western Golden Bay. It is quite a cute lit ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Abel Tasman National Park

New Zealand Flag 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
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