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Wine on Waiheke Island

February 9th 2017
Geo: -36.7992, 175.12After a 40 minute ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island, we met our tour guide for an incredible wine tour around the island. Waiheke Island has 30 wineries and we sampled 3 of the most beautiful; Mudbrick, Cable Bay, and Te Whau. Following the wine tour, we hiked up the hill from the ferry to our accommodations. Our studio apartment had a ridiculous view of the harbour be ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Waiheke 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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