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    • Christchurch to Greymouth (Tranzalpine to CChurch) OR Picton to Christchurch

      New Zealand Sep 15, 2015 at 10:42 AM

      Hello all!
      I have to decide if I will do 1) Mount Cook OR 2) take the boat (interislander) between Welly and Picton :
      1) Take a flight from Wellington to Christchurch, then go down to Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford, Queenstown, the glaciers, Greymouth and then the train back to Christchurch OR
      2) Take the interislander from Wellignton to Picton, then to the glaciers, Queenstown, Milford and then back to Queenstown (flight to Christchuch).

      If I choose option 1, I wont see Mount Cook
      If I choose option 2 I wont see the Cook Strait between Welly and Picton

      Any ideas?

    • For or Franz Josef

      New Zealand Sep 22, 2015 at 9:21 AM

      I will do the heli-hike on one of the 2 glaciers (one only) in January. I've got a couple of recommendations which are to do Fox instead of Franz Josef if I can do only one of them.

      I am just wandering why? Why if Fox superior to Franz? Thanks!

    • Hike by myself

      New Zealand Sep 15, 2015 at 11:19 AM

      Is it possible to walk that trail *3 hours without a guide? I mean by myself.. early in the morning then take the cruise then back to Te Anau the same day? I dont want to stay at Milfords...Anyway almost everything is booked in January...

      Do I have tomake a reservation to walk to the Key summit?

    • Hello! Franz Josef

      New Zealand Sep 15, 2015 at 10:31 AM

      I've been told that it's not possible anymore to hike on Franz Josef and that I would have to go to Fox if I want to walk on the glacier. Can somebody confirm? Thanks.

    • Wanaka to Queenstown

      New Zealand Sep 15, 2015 at 12:05 PM


      I have read that the road to Queenstown to Wanaka via Crown Range is particularly challenging. How about in January? I have never driven the left side of the road...

    • tips for young family

      New Zealand Sep 13, 2015 at 11:37 PM

      tips for young couple and 15 month old todder regards porta cots etc in family friendly accomm and purchasing a stroller close to Christchurch airport arriving late oct

    • Ice/snow on the top...

      New Zealand Sep 15, 2015 at 10:53 AM

      Is it still possible to see these mounts/ Glaciers covered in snow/ice during the month of January (summer)? I've been told that the ice melted a lot during the last few years... I'd like to see snow covered mounts... Is it worth to go to Mount Cook during the summer?

    • Coromandel

      New Zealand Sep 22, 2015 at 9:24 AM

      Hi! I will be a few days in the North Island in January. I have eliminated the Paihia area because there will be a lot of vacationers there at this time of the year and that accomodation is very expensive. I could go to Coromandel by car OR take a tour from Auckland... I'd like to see the cove (cathedral). But it seems to be complicated to get there... Perhaps a a tour that would allow me to see it from the sea? Any ideas?

      P.S. Is it true that the area has been prohibited because there is a danger of rock collapse - near the cove?

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      Nins Bin - Beverage selection

      by Cabernetman Online Now Dec 29, 2010 at 3:41 PM

      Anyone here knows what sort of drinks to they sell at Nins Bin (if any). Would not mind some beer or wine to go with my crayfish and wondered if I have to BYO.

      4 Answers Jan 5, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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      whale watch and seals

      by frog_duh Online Now Apr 8, 2009 at 7:36 PM


      Anyone knows if the whale watch is near where the fur seals are? walkable?

      Not very keen on joining a day tour, thinking of exploring by ourselves but we are not driving (would probably take the train or coach).


      p/s: thanks for all the replies to my other qns in the NZ forum... u guys are great!! :)

      2 Answers Apr 9, 2009 at 3:46 AM
    • dj

      by ikir Online Now Dec 5, 2007 at 2:39 AM

      kia ora was wondering if anyone knows what the name of the dj was playing at the strawberry tree seafest weekend? would love to find out how to gwet in contact with them as i realy enjoyed ther music and would love to c them agen in my bar

    • which dolphin swim?

      by anitafiona Online Now Apr 2, 2006 at 10:56 AM

      Any one have any thoughts on which operator in kaikoura is better please?

      3 Answers Apr 8, 2009 at 11:25 PM
    • Diving in Kaikoura

      by KlausR Online Now Jul 26, 2005 at 6:23 AM


      any experiences with diving in Kaikoura??



      2 Answers Aug 14, 2005 at 7:11 AM
    • Kaikoura in May?

      by lady_jess Online Now Mar 23, 2004 at 5:15 PM

      Hi, I was wondering if anyone can tell me about whether Kaikoura is a decent destination the first week of May? I don't know what kind of activities are still available at that time of year, but I am interested in swimming w/ dolphins or seals or whale watching or something along those lines...

      4 Answers Sep 14, 2004 at 7:01 PM