NGARUA CAVES,GOLDEN BAY & HIKE UP TO LAKE ANGELUS February 18th 2007 TRAVELLEND TO THE FAR NORTH OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, THIS AREA NOT MANY PEOPLE GO SLIGHTLY OUT OF THE WAY. ALONG THE WAY I INDULGED IN A FAVOURITE PASSTIME OF MINE NOW EXPLORING CAVES.
VISITED THE NGARUA CAVES. THIS WAS FANTASTIC BIG FORMATIONS OF STALIGMITES AND STALAGTITES.
NEXT ONTO GOLDEN BAY WHERE WE CHECKED OUT AN AMASINGLY HUGE SAND SPIT CALLED FARWELL SPIT ABOUT 50KM LONG. FANTASTIC. I ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Golden Bay 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