Is there bus service to Wairere Falls from Matamata?
We are traveling mostly by bus but I cannot find a bus that will take me to Greymouth in the late afternoon from Franz Josef so that we can take the Western Coast Shuttle back to Christchurch the next morning. Any suggestions?
I WILL BE IN QT FOR AFEW DAYS IN JULY. I DON'T SKI BUT WOULD LIKE TO GET BUS UP AND BACK TO EITHER, HAVE A LOOK, A WALK AND ACOFFEE, THEN COME BACK. POSIBLE?
We are travelling to NZ with a 1 and 11 year old. Need some advice on our travel plan. Not sure if I am planning too much or how long I should stay in each area or which places to skip. Any suggestions... my plan so far 21 days both islands jan/December 2014/15 . I have booked a campervan.
Mt Cook/lake Tepako
Queenstown- all adventure stuff for 11 yr old
Te Anu / Milford Sound (boat Cruise)
Waitomo Caves(glow worms)
Bay of Islands(water activities)
Any advice would be greatful
looking for a last minute place to stay in Tauranga. For two nights near the pier for the cruise ship.e
would appreciate knowing if there are any accommodations near the pier. Is the pier close to downtown
My Fiance and I are taking our honeymoon in Carins, Sydney, Auckland, and then Fiji. We will be at each place for about 4-5 days. Is there any suggestions for must sees or must do's in these areas. Also looking for unique romantic honeymoon type things? When we are in Cairns we are scuba diving the great barrier, and in Auckland we are spelunking with waitomo. Other then that any suggestions would be amazing! We are going in the end of May- June so I understand it will be warm in Cairns and Fiji and chilly in Sydney and Auckland. I would really love to go wine tasting in Auckland but haven't found enough information yet?
How are the insects in mid April ?
My wife and i will traveling from Hanmer to cob cottage does anyone know what the fishing is like on route .
Hi, I canot find any contact details for Motel Monterey. I have stayed there a couple of times over the years and found both it's locality and price to be excellent. So, if I cannot book in here, I migh try the Havana Motor Lodge
How much is a taxi ride from 182 Armagh St in the centre of Christchurch to the airport?
Plane is booked and camper van is reserved, now I need some tips from my amigos on this forum. We arrive in Christchurch on March 5 and and depart on 14, I know it is short but we Americans don't get long vacation :(. I need recommendation on itinerary. The glacier and the surrounding of Queenstown are the must, everything else is cherry on the top unless you guys can think of another “must see” and maybe one nice lake.
where would be the best place for a 16 and a 17 year old girl to stay for a couple of nights? And the cheapest?
Probably a silly question, but is it imperative to have waterproof hiking shoes for the Milford Track (end of April). We are infrequent hikers and I have seen a pair on Trademe that have hardly been worn for buy now $25.00 - they are Nevados. We can hire them in Queenstown also. Cheers
Can anyone suggest a good hiking store in Christchurch?
A good place to buy Hiking supply and such?
Do you need a visa when travelling to New Zealand? We are travelling for 5 weeks.
My husband and I are doing the Milford track end of April, where is the best place to hire gear...pickup Queenstown. Cheers
My wife and I are planning to go to south island on March 2014 from Washington DC. Can I go see all the beautiful places on the post cards without hiring a tour company? I checked with couple of them and they want $2500-$3500 per person, way above my budget. also, what city should I start my trip? Will I save money if we just rent a car with a navigator and make our way around the island? we have points with Hertz.Thank you
We are travelling in New Zealand for a couple of months this year. We want to buy some camp chairs, a small table and an esky (chilly bin) etc to have in the car. We want to then sell these before we leave. Does anybody know of a place where items like this can be traded to new people arriving. We are particularly looking at Christchurch to purchase and Auckland to sell.
I'm getting a head start on planning my New Zealand trip for next January. My husband and I will have about two weeks so I'm focusing in on central/west coast South Island. We are definitely on a budget and will probably opt for camper van or tent camping/ hostel accommodations. Our interests are hiking, draw dropping scenery, kayaking, horse back riding, sipping wine, and more hiking. Here's an itinerary I've mapped out so far:
1. Arrive Christchurch
2. Drive to mount cook
3. Explore mount cook area
4. Drive to te anau. See glow worm caves
5. Drive to milford sound. Cruise or kayak or both
6. Drive to the divide and start routeburn track (have car transported to end of route)
7. Routeburn track day 2
8. Finish routeburn track, drive to queenstown
9. Drive to wanaka
10. Drive to fraz Josef glacier
11. Glacier walk
12. Drive to pancake rocks and then spend night in Arthur's pass
13. Drive to Christchurch
Any general comments or suggestions? I know most people spend more time in queenstown, but I'm not an adrenaline junkie by any stretch, so is one night good enough?
Anything I'd be crazy to miss around other parts of the island that I should cut some time out for? Any places I'm staying to long or too little at in your opinion? We are certainly used to driving long distances on road trips and cramming a bunch into each day, so even this itinerary right now seems leisurely paced to us. But I do want to give us plenty of time to appreciate some of the most magnificent scenery in the country. I'd love to hear what you think.
How to get to Airport from Christchurch Train Station around 6 pm ....cheapest fare first please
Hi there, I have heard by word of mouth about a little campground in Little Akaloa. It is small, run by an honestly box, and basically unsearchable on the internet. Im trying to find a way to contact them as there are no details anywhere that I can find! Can anyone help?
I am thinking of moving to this area from the UK, and in particular whangarei. Is this a nice area to emigrate too?
hello! we'll be on a cruise ship and one of the stops is tauranga.
any recommendations on what to see and do there?
hello! we're taking a new zealand cruise in a couple months and one of the stops is wellington.
we're thinking of visiting the wineries in the Wairarapa area.
is there a tour service that anyone can recommend? I also heard that there is a tour with bicycles.
also, can anyone recommend three or four wineries that has good pinot noir?
any information would be helpful... thanks!
I am planning to visit Auckland for 1 week this April. Can anyone tell what to do and to visit?
Trying to decide on a family unit when visiting wellington for 3 nights in march.Finding it bit cheaper in petone or Lower Hutt vs inner wellington suburbs esp once they add parking $ and portacot $-are outer regions ok when visiting and also is petone too windy & Lower Hutt better?
I want to do this journey as quickly as possible, overland on public transport. I'll have a bicycle with me.
What are the options, please?
I didn't see a review of Waterside Restaurant and Bar in Taupo. I went there last week and it was the best steak I have ever eaten. Worth a look. Are you going to review it?
I've found a great map of LOTR locations: starsong-studio.deviantart.c...
What I want now is to plan my trip ahead :-) I live in Russia, and getting to New Zealand from here is really expensive, thus I want to see it all during one vacation (even if it's going to be a long one). Currently I'm trying to find tours and make a list of where I go first, second and so on. Generally, just plan ahead everything:
– how much money I need;
– how much time I spend in every place;
– which hotels I book;
– routes I take.
But I ran into a trouble: there are so many different tours, so many options. I'd like to get some help if you don't mind :-) Which city/airport do you suggest to arrive to? How should I make my route? Which tours should I buy? Or maybe there some websites which have it all covered?
Thank you in advance!
Which is considered the more comfortable line from Wellington to Picton?