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Champagne pool

This nearly 200 ft deep pool is filled with near-boiling water. Its coloration is due to minerals present in the acid waters from the hydrothermal vents.
On Our Way North.. (Part 1)

October 5th 2011
We woke up Monday morning (October 3rd) and explored Wellington transit for the purposes of obtaining our rental car for our trip to Auckland. Not long after the onset of our adventure we learned: - How to use the windshield wipers - Not to trust Google Map directions - To never take an unmarked road - That speed limits in New Zealand are a challenge more than a measure of safety We le ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island

New Zealand Flag 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
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