Trip up North June 15th 2006 Hi all, we are going to try and add the piccies from yesterday which didnt work!
Today we visited the buried village site where an eruption in 1887 completed buried a village and destroyed the new zeland named eigth wonder of the natural world - the pink and white terraces. The museum and site were really cool and it is scary to think that something so amazing was destroyed - we wouldnt evcen ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Orewa 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
We have set this site up to keep family and friends up to date on our 'Round the world' trip which we are taking this April! This is our first backpacking experience, but are sure that we will love it - hopefully it won't be our last!... full info