Day 7: Stewart Island March 20th 2011 Stewart Island day!
Early start today, had to check in at the ferry building at 9am for our 9.30am ride across to Stewart Island. The ferry ride was quite relaxing, well, for those of us with good sea legs. The swell through the Foveaux Strait was like a smooth rollercoaster. Luckily the trip across was only an hour.
Upon landing we set off on foot to book in to a boat tour around Patterson ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Stewart Island » Oban 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