Dunedin to Methven - Rangitata Rafting March 14th 2011 Our travel day to Methven (the Christchurch stop due to the earthquake) included a stop off at Rangitata Rafting, on the Rangitata river. This was a brilliant activity. Our guide Steve got us into the wetsuits and briefed us on how to tackle grade 5 rapids, of which there were two on this run.
We learnt how to forward paddle, back paddle, hold on and to get ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Methven 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
I'm Jon from London. I have just finished work after 9 and a half years and I am leaving friends and family here to go on a trip over to New Zealand and Australia. What started as a visit for 3 weeks to a friend's wedding has now turned into a trip of a lifetime, I can't wait for it to start :)
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