Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » West Coast 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
It's 2016 and this blog is so out of date! I've had many amazing trips since I started this blog over 5 years ago, that I need to spend some time updating it.
I live in Sydney Australia, so there will also be some day trip information from home.... full info