East Cape time October 10th 2006 Wednesday
After a busy first week we decided to take life a bit easier, on both body and wallet and have spent our time on the road exploring beautiful coastal scenery (and dodgy roads!), walking on driftwood-covered beaches, watching stunning sunsets and the like.
We ventured north to the Bay of Plenty coast and the small seaside town of Whakatane, which looks out towards the White Island, a la ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » East Coast 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