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Abel Tasman

Nelson & Abel Tasman National Park

June 3rd 2013
After our early morning ferry ride, we arrived in Picton at the top of New Zealand's South Island, around 11:30am. We filled up on petrol and headed for our stop for the night a town called Nelson, some 100km away. Again, we'd been blessed with a clear, sunny day - so much for it being winter. As such, we decided to take our time and take the long, win ... read more
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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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