Auckland: Goodbye airports, hello volcanic islands! October 25th 2009 Kia Ora! Well after 36 hours of flying and an agonisingly dull 10-hour wait at Brunei airport, I finally made it here to Auckland, New Zealand. Having slept in departure lounges and eaten nothing but plane food for the last 3 days, the thought of clean clothes and a bed has never seemed more appealing!
First of all I apologise for how long this blog is - I promise the next ones will be shorter! ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Central 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
I'm 22 years old and recently graduated from Liverpool University with a Physics degree. On the 21st October I'm going backpacking round the North and South Islands of New Zealand by bus with Kiwi Experience for 5 weeks, followed by 2 weeks in Australia!... full info