Wanaka February 20th 2007 It is only a short drive to Wanaka from Makaroa so we soon reached Wanaka's vast lake. The Stray bus only stays here for a couple of hours before heading to Queenstown but we decided to hop off for a couple of days (great decision - thanks Laura+Tim). Our hostel is so nice and homely and looks out across the lake. It is really nice to have a couple of days off the bus. We just sat out this afterno ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Wanaka 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
I love visiting different countries - seeing amazing sights, getting to do new, exciting things every day, learning about other cultures and sampling the local food. I have been lucky enough to travel to quite a few countries, as shown on the map below, but there is so much more to see. My "to visit" list is long and always growing! Hopefully many more countries on my map will go red soon!
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