Day 15 December 23rd 2016 Arrived in Ohoka yesterday, suburb of Christchurch. Spent 3 great days in Hanmer Springs, did some great walks. One we shouldn't have done, way too hard, very steep, rocky and long; and it was 29 degrees! The springs where great, went 2 evenings so not as busy as during the day. Had a little earthquake Wednesday morning, 4.1.
We are staying at a hobby farm (Airbnb) until Monday, they grow ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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