Chirstchurch to Picton January 2nd 2007 2/1/07
It was cloudy and freezing when we left Christchurch and we headed up the coast for Kaikoura. The coastline on this side was lovely as well so we stopped to take pictures at a place called Cathedral Cliffs. These rocks were weird because they have been formed like organ pipes. We then stopped in Cheviot for lunch before driving up to Kaikoura.
We got to our next Bella Vista in Ka ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Canterbury Plains 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