NORTHERN ESCAPE
4 Nights / 5 Days
Auckland, Harbour Bridge, Hibiscus, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Russell,Cape Reinga,  Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

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THERMAL WONDER SPECIAL
4 Nights / 5 Days
Pukekohe, Hamilton, Rotorua, Agrodome, Mamaku Ranges, Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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WONDERFUL SOUTH
6 Nights / 7 Days
Christchurch,  Timaru and Oamaru, Dunedin, Otago University, Eglinton Valley,  Homer Tunnel

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SCENIC SPLENDOUR
8 Nights / 9 Days
Auckland, Waitomo, Glowworm Caves,   Rotorua, Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome, Wanaka and Hawea

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[pbs_toggle title=”About New Zealand”]
New Zealand Signed in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement between the British Crown and Maori. It established British law in New Zealand, while at the same time guaranteeing Maori authority over their land and culture. The Treaty of Waitangi is considered New Zealand’s founding document.
Declaration of Independence
After Captain Cook’s exploration of New Zealand in the late 18th century, an increasing number of settlers came to New Zealand. By 1839, there were an estimated 2,000 Pakeha (Europeans) living in New Zealand. In 1833, after increasing lawlessness amongst traders and settlers, the British government appointed James Busby as British Resident to protect British trading interests and counter the growing lawlessness.

In 1835, the French were looking to trade and settle in New Zealand and had started to buy land. In response to this, the British Crown signed a Declaration of Independence with 34 northern Maori Chiefs. This declared New Zealand an independent state under British rule. It also stated that ‘no claim could be made on New Zealand without Maori agreement’.

Despite Busby’s presence, lawlessness, and the number of dubious land sales to Pakeha, increased. The British Government decided there was a need for some effective rule in New Zealand. In 1840, they sent Captain William Hobson there as Lieutenant-Governor. His mission was to acquire the Sovereignty of New Zealand, by way of a treaty with the native Maori Chiefs.[/pbs_toggle]

 

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