Mercury Bay October 28th 2009 Monday 26th October - today I started the Kiwi Experience bus tour! Just before 9am the green Kiwi coach pulled into the Auckland youth hostel to pick up some of us. Everyone on the coach looked extremely knackered from non-stop flying and drinking!
Today we were heading to Whitanga on the Coromandel Peninsula just off the north coast, and I couldn't wait to get out of Auckland and start seeing m ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Coromandel » Whitianga 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