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Akaroa Cliffs

Volcanoes, Earthquakes & Jet Boats

January 10th 2015
Geo: -43.806, 172.967As we glided in to anchor in Akaroa, I saw a school of small, darkish dolphins (possibly Hector's dolphins - endemic only to NZ) lazily swimming about alongside the ship. Akaroa means "long narrow harbour" and you can clearly see from a Google map that it resides in the centre of an extinct volcanic cone. Akaroa was adopted as the cruise ship harbour due to t ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Akaroa

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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Tot: 2.532s; Tpl: 0.03s; cc: 9; qc: 32; dbt: 0.0492s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 2; ; mem: 1.3mb