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Mt. Taranaki at sunset as seen from Waiauia Hut  
   

Mt. Taranaki at sunset as seen from Waiauia Hut

A tough, wet and windy trek - or how to almost loose a shoe up in the mountains (Mt. Taranaki Circuit, North Island, New Zealand)

January 16th 2010
(Day 652 on the road) I guess I can't be lucky with the weather all the times on my hikes here in New Zealand. During the last one, a four-day circuit around the cone-shaped volcano of Mt. Taranaki near New Plymouth, it was pretty much raining and storming non-stop. New Plymouth by the way is the self-proclaimed "most livable city in New Zealand", whatever that means. The town didn't seem all that ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Egmont National Park

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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