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The Tongoriro Northern Circuit - Day 1: Whakapapa - Mangatepopo Hut

January 10th 2016
The day dawned wet... not the start we wanted for the big expedition we'd been looking forward to since we arrived in New Zealand. We were about to start the four day Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk. All of the pictures and the official brochure showed stunning scenery and we were hoping for the same. Preparing for our expedition seemed to take forever and we wondered how we would ever fi ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Tongariro National Park

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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