Day 163 New Zealand, Drive to Whanganui. April 29th 2015 Hi People,
Today we had a nice breakfast and headed off to Tongariro to do the planned Alpine crossing but the closer we got the worse the weather got, I checked the weather for the day and found it was going to pelt down all day and then snow the next day so we decided to head down to Whanganui and then down to Kapiti for sun set and camp there.
The drive down into Whanganui was a ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whanganui National Park 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