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Abel Tasman National Park  

Abel Tasman National Park

The South Island; Finally!

March 22nd 2016
I did the Tongaroro Alpine crossing. It was like day 2 on the Inca Trail in Peru except here it was freezing, wet and the wind was clocked at 35 mph on the topside crater. The park pulled all camping permits so I was forced off the trail and back into the hostel. Which is good cause I was beat to shit. I ate 3,000 cals up there and still dropped weight. From the time I arrived in Tongariro ... 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
27th June 2016

Will be looking up Abel Tasman in all my spare time!
You know, Brad and I are doing National Parks?! Looks like we could use expanding our Nationals!!! Beautiful land, John's favorite place, New Zealand!

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