New Zealand - Part 1: Canterbury region October 30th 2006 We flew in to Christchurch from Oz on 22 October and, as expected, New Zealand is very different from Australia. We’ve spent much of our time comparing the places we’ve visited to Wales / the Lake District / the Yorkshire Dales / the Peak District / Scotland….delete as appropriate! Beautiful as all of that countryside has been, we’re happy to report that we’ve also seen a lot that’s ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Akaroa 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
We're off on a 13 month trip round the world - first port of call being 3 months in Whistler...
If we get round to it, we'll keep you up to date using this TravelBlog - no idea whether we will or not!... full info