The Volcanic Plateau (and Raglan) December 11th 2006 Taupo
We drove to Taupo in the dark so we could only make out the shadows of the landscape which seemed to be pretty impressive. We thought it was raining again... but the splatting on the windscreen wasn’t rain at all, just a hell of a lot of flies and moths… euwwwwww!
We got our first look at Taupo the next day. It’s a bustling, touristy place on the north east edge of Lake ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Raglan 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