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The Tongoriro Northern Circuit - Day 4: Waihohonu Hut - Whakapapa

January 13th 2016
On the final day of our epic adventure in Tongariro National Park we got up in time to be shivering in the crisp morning air waiting for the sun to rise over the mountains. We were rewarded for the early start with an amazing light show as the sky changed colour and then the mountains were successively highlighted. We packed and ate as quickly as we could, keen to start our fifteen kilometre hi ... 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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