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Hiking up the Deadman's Track

Tramping around the South Island, New Zealand

March 30th 2016
In an uncannily similar way to Britain, almost the very day that the New Zealand summer holidays ended the cooler weather in the south was replaced by blazing sunshine and a warm breeze. We felt sorry for all the kids going back to school and of course the teachers. Well perhaps not that sorry, as now the campgrounds were far quieter. Leaving Invercargill our vaguely planned journey northwards wo ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island

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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17th August 2016

Hiking in the South Island
This pic captures the ethereal feel of hiking through the beech forests of the South Island perfectly. Little wonder the Lord of the Rings films were filmed in NZ.

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