Week 3 - Napier, Wellington, Kaikoura, Blenheim & Greymouth June 17th 2010 Our third week in New Zealand started with an early start, leaving Taupo we were heading across the country, east to Napier. The drive took a good few hours and we arrived in time for brunch. The Napier of today is the silver lining of the dark cloud that was New Zealand's worst natural disater, the town was rebuilt after a deadly earthquake hit it in 1931, which caused huge city altering fires. ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Greymouth 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
Ben and Cerri off on their adventure around the world
We start our journey on the 17th May 2010 and are due to return to the UK on the 15th May 2011. We have both had enough with the hussle and bussle of working life and have decided to re-live our younger days by becoming travellers . . . some say we're having a mid twenties crisis!
The main reason we are flying the coop is that we are currently waiting on our visa application for Australian Residency to come through, so instead of waiting in the UK in the lovely Welsh weather we decided we wanted to see a bit of the world before we set... full info