Surprise..........quick trip across the ditch (Part 2) December 25th 2009 After Auckland, I headed to the Coromandel Peninsula. I had hoped to visit this area on my last trip to NZ in 2005 but simply ran out of time. The same now applies to Rotorua - I had hoped to get there but it just didn't pan out. Luckily, it is only a 3 hour flight for me to NZ so I will go there again sometime in the next few years.
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Coromandel Peninsula 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