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The Land of the Hobbits

February 15th 2017
Geo: -45.0311, 168.663We arrived in Queenstown after a 45 minute flight from Christchurch, and took a 4WD excursion to the filming location for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.Queenstown is an incredible place....very cool! In the evening, we just happened to walk by one of the many bars in town, and they had a replay of the VT/Pitt game on (from the previous day). So, we had to hang out and ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Otago » Queenstown

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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