Day Trip to the West Coast October 26th 2012 This was the first ever day trip i did. This was also my first ever visit to the South Island. A whole new part of NZ to explore.
The plan for today was, fly from Tauranga to Christchurch, fly over to Hokitika, catch a bus to Greymouth, shuttle over the alps to Christchurch, fly home to Tauranga. Why?? Because, I LOVE IT!!
I arrived at the small but functional Tauranga airport just before the ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Hokitika 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