we are Katharina & Bastian, an easy going, flexible couple from Germany who is looking for 2 available seats for travel in South Island.
At the moment we are in Christchurch and could start travel around the 20th of Dec.
Before, we spent 9 wonderful months in Australia and would like to have an unforgettable time over there.
We love healthy food, activities such bushwalks and every kind of sport, as well as go in a pub for a beer or/and for a dance.
We wan´t travel cheap.
This means to sleep in a tend or in the car.
If you would like to travel in the South Island and met us, just write us.
Best wishes - Katharina & Bastian
I will be travelling New Zealand for 2 weeks in Feburary 2014.
I shall be arriving in Aukland and departing from Christchurch.
I have a car hired and will be staying in hotles and motels troughout the North and South Island.
As I will not be sure where I would be staying overnight from day to day I like to book my accomodation through the internet daily.
For this and other reasons I require mobile internet for which I already have an Australian Telstra "Dongle" and I hope only to buy the relevant SIM and provider service.
Can anyone confirm that New Zealand and Australia run the same Mobile and Mobile Internet networks please?
Is there a kiosk or company that provides such things at the Auckland Airport?
Thank you in keen anticipation.
when is the best time of the to visit Waipoua Forest?
Our daughter will be studying at University of Otago until June 2014. In determining her flight home out of Queenstown I am looking for information on the best way to get her and her large luggage to the airport. Bus/Shuttle schedules will come into play in determining departure time. Thank you for any info.
We will be going to Wellington in Dec and planning to visit places of interest like Parliament building, city gallery, Mt Victoria, Botanic Garden, Old St Paul's, National Museum of Te Papa and of course the famous cable car ride. We are going to stay at James Cook hotel at The Terrace so since we only have 2 days in Wellington, can anyone help us to figure out which is the better route to visit those places then.
Thank you very much.
During a recent lesson about “green buildings” I have found out an interesting building – the Redwoods Treehouse in Warkworth, New Zealand - and I was really impressed by this structure.
A friend of mine, an Italian architect who really likes organic architecture, will be to New Zealand next week for a leisure trip and he would like to admire it, also from outside. We have searched on Internet about this Treehouese, but we haven’t found where it is located exactly.
Does anyone know the address or if it is located in a national park?
Thanks a lot
I will be visiting NZ this December for over 2 weeks, spending 10 days in the South and 5 in the North island. I will be driving all around, and some mates and I were trying to include some cliff jumping in our itinerary. We have some ideas where there might be some spots, but no exact locations. Are there any spots in the Coromandel Peninsula or near Abel Tasman/Mt. Richmond Forest Park?
If you have any locations or names of spots or any other info, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Does anyone know of any good websites for room rentals/ house share in Auckland? Also, any idea what's a somewhat average price range for a double room in or around the Ellerslie area?
Traveling from Australia for the weekend, just wondering what beer is available or a favourite by locals? Also a price would be good. Anyone recommend a local mascato wine?
Where is the best place to spend christmas in NZ.. I will be in the south island.
Hi, I am travelling new zealand with my boyfriend next month and we are trying to think of the best way to get around. would it be better to get buses to all the stops and stay in hostels, or to hire a campervan/ car and tent and drive it ourselves? on quite a tight budget so price plays a part as well as best way to experience the country.
any advice would be great.
I'm new to this forum so I'm not sure how many are likely to know the answer to this question... I.m going to be travelling through the North and South Islands with kids aged 8-11. We will be doing about 3 really long drives, in particular on the South Island. I have found some short walks to break the monotony (but happy to hear of any that people reccomend), butbour usual practice on long, or even not-so-long drives is to stop at playgrounds so the kids can get rid of energy and have some kid-fun! Are there any really brilliant playgrounds around that we can look out for?
I kindly ask to the real divers on the screen... Which is the best in the North? Poor Nights or Bay of Island? For the last one I suppose wrecks, Canterbury for sure. Which could be the water temperature in late Dec ?
Hi, I'm heading to Ohope for Waitangi weekend next year and have been trying to get a feel for what there is to do and see in the area. Does anyone have an suggestions? Know any great places to check out? Activities, cafe's, etc... Any suggests would be greatly appreciated.
Planning a get together for 50-70 people. Looking for a great atmosphere but also budget conscious for the families with younger children. People coming from all over the globe, so looking for something unique to Waiheke.
My question is - My family and I are thinking of heading to Lake Mahinerangi at Xmas. We intend to take our boat and camp at one of the many inlets. Is this allowed? We are a responsible family consisting of Grandad and his daughter, her partner and her 11 year old son.
I'll spend 2 weeks in December, the first one before Crhistmast travelling by car and the second one between C and New Years Eve, travelling by motorhome. I have to split the 2 weeks holidays in two, so you advise me to spend the 1 week by car at the Northland/Bay of Island and the second one by camper at Coromandel, Rotorua, Napier or vice-versa ?
One could argue that the second week is more crowded, so better to stay in the Northland than Coromandel and Taupo /Rotorua ?
Are pubs, restaurants & theatres open Sunday evening in city?
Is there any particular taxi firm to use closest to Naked bus stop outside Museum on Rolleston street to Hotel on Hereford st. Bus gets in approx 8.15 pm on a Saturday.
If i want to vist my dad in New Zealand and stay with him do I still have to have $1000 dolls per month i want to be there?
Me along with my wife came to visit my brother in Auckland. We are staying with him from last 1 month but now we are planning to go to some island located nearby where me and my wife can spend some quality time alone close to nature as we both are true lovers of natural beauty, So guys please recommend any island near New Zealand where we can enjoy?
what is the best way to get cash? atm? fees? thanks
Where is Mercury hotel
I saw this house "Athfield House" in a film called "Winter" in Auckland Art Gallery
and there is a photo book about this house.
Is it famous in NZ?
Can people visit this house?
Or just see it outside?
I check the address,
105 Amritsar Street, Khandallah
Is there any spot to see this house in a distance?
Thanks in advance :)
Where is a good place to buy fresh affordable groceries?
Hi again, any advice re best car rental companies. Would prefer them to be on-site.
We need to book 4 lots.
Pick up Auckland airport and drop off Wellington Airport for 9 days
Pick up Nelson Airport and drop off Nelson Airport for 7 days
Pick up Christchurch Airport and drop off Queenstown Airport for 8 days
Pick up Auckland Airport and drop off Auckland City for 7 days
Many thanks Denise
Hi, we will be in New Zealand next February and are wondering where to go for our last 3 nights within 2.5 hours drive from Auckland. We will have already been to Taupo at the beginning of our trip. The dates would be the last 3 days of February.
Can anyone suggest anywhere.
We are considering a "driving" vacation in New Zealand. In your opinion, is the driving vacation worthwhile? Would you do it again? What tips or suggestions do you have for a group of 4? Thanks in advance for any input ...
Hi there, what would be the most essential gear to bring with me on my backpacking woofing excursion of a lifetime? My flight departs mid Oct. and I'm there until mid April. So far i have an eye mountaineer 80L pack, solidly rugged boots, and a sunhat. Any recommendations would be lovely. Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, we're spending 1 week in NZ for our honeymoon (and 1 week in the Pacific). Given the short time, I'm afraid we'll need to cut out either the North or the South Island. It looks like the South has more scenery/adventure, so I was leaning towards there... but since it's *another* flight after the two it will take to arrive in Auckland (from Philadelphia, PA), we're thinking maybe of just staying where we land. Can anyone advise on the general differences in isles? For 1 week we can only do one, correct? Thanks!