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Around Arthurs Pass

Huge river plain near Arthurs Pass. The view is due south towards the Southern Alps.
An Adventurous Birthday

March 13th 2006
Waking up in the nice hostel in Greymouth we had a good breakfast and started making a plan for the day. Not a usual day, it was Ira's birthday. In the morning we biked to the harbour mole to watch the dolphins in the surf. Later we left Greymouth for the scenic drive across Arthurs Pass. Here we got our first impression of the Souther Alps and did a quite special cave trip. A few kilometers after ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Arthur's Pass 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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