North Island New Zealand. Nice June 26th 2010 All aboard - the stray bus!
An early start ensued as I boarded the bus with 15 other backpackers they all seemed nice but lacked a little crazy for my liking. After picking up supplies we were on the way to Hahai where we had a nice stroll round Cathedral cove and later a BBQ and a visit to the hot springs lying in a boiling puddle in the middle of winter - an odd experience bit like a crap bat ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island 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