Jess is a Wanderer arrived into Waitangi for the annual February 6th celebrations. This is New Zealand’s ‘national day’ and often referred to as the day the country was founded. Though somewhat controversial, it’s an enjoyable day where all aspects of Maori culture and traditions are celebrated. There’s also a ceremony by the Royal Navy to reenact the singing of the treaty between Maori and the British way back in 1840. Fun for all the family, beautiful views over the ocean and a whole lot of entertainment, it’s well worth a visit.
Here are the highlights. You can see more photos here.