New Zealand September 1st 2009 New Zealand, well this was a bit of surprise as we had not planned on visiting NZ at all but due to having to do a visa run we decided to go for two weeks.
We flew into Christchurch, spent a couple of day in the city, then flew to windy Wellington to spend a long weekend with Lesley and Steve, then back to Christchurch for a week of driving around the south island.
Highlights: Christchurch ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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