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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Rob walking down to the Emerald Lakes
Tongariro National Park

June 4th 2009
Tongariro National Park 17th - 19th April 2009 This was a must, as my Dad had said it was such a fantastic place. The Tongariro National Park is very volcanic. In fact, one of the volcanoes erupted in 1992. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is said to be the best day walk in New Zealand. It's 19.4 kms long. We set off on Saturday morning in beautiful sunshine. We had to get a shutt ... read more
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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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