New Zealand!!!!!! July 29th 2005 Eventually here, after a few restful weeks in Perth it was back to lugging the backpacks everywhere.....BUGGER!
The overnight flights were pretty tiring, we left Perth at midnight, arrived in Christchurch at 6 PM the next day, within a few days we'd bought ourselves a car and were off on our travels.........Well, that's how it should have been, as soon as we bought the car, it wouldn't start, we b ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island 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