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The Tongariro Crossing  
   

The Tongariro Crossing

Mt Ruapehu in the distance.
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

September 30th 2010
It was an absolutely exhilarating day of hiking with pristine scenery, dizzying heights and fresh white snow that squeaked beneath our feet as we made our way across one of the world’s most renowned day hikes. We had an early start of 5am and after being kitted out in all our required hiking gear, we began what was to become a highlight of our New Zealand trip so far. With it still being the win ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Tongariro 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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