Camping, Caving, Zorbing, Swooping, Maoris & an Earthquake October 31st 2006 Kia Ora (that's Maori for hello),
Been busy since I last checked in. Made our way in our incredibly nice, easy to drive, van down to Rotorua where we've been camping in the grounds of a hostel for the last few nights. On the way we stopped in Waitomo for a night and went absailing in caves there.
While everyone else LOVED caving (including Emma who's a bigger baby than me) I H ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Rotorua 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