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Mount Cook National PArk

Mt Cook & Arthurs Pass

May 23rd 2010
Early start after the windy night being rocked about in the van and straight off, back tracking 20km to Port Chalmers and heading north again. First stop - Shag Rock (or Scum Rock as we later named it). Shag rock is a small DOC wildlife reserve for bird life and seals. Huge numbers of the blubbery hulks were just laying around on the beach and on the grass for us to walk amongst but unfortunate ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » National Parks » Arthurs Pass 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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