River Valley (27-28 Nov 2010) February 2nd 2011 Saturday 27th November 2010 (Taupo – Turangi – River Valley)
Leaving Taupo we all picked up some lunch for a relaxed hike to Taranaki Falls in Turangi, stopping for a picnic on the river near a small waterfall, however it wasn’t till we left that we discovered the large waterfall from LOTR that our guide had been talking about.
An exceptionally windy journey took us to River Val ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » River Valley 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