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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?

    • Pamela castle tirau

      Tirau Oct 26, 2014 at 1:53 AM

      When was the castle Pamela in Tirau built?

      1 Answer Oct 26, 2014 at 2:50 AM
    • Hamilton (NZ)- Exchange Student

      Hamilton Aug 31, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      Hi there,
      Does anyone knows if Hamilton is a great place for an exchange student to go? If the city have many choices of places to go out at night with friends?
      Thanks a lot!!

      2 Answers Sep 1, 2014 at 9:53 AM
    • Tour buses stopping in Tirau

      Tirau May 18, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      What tour buses stop in Tirau?

      1 Answer May 18, 2014 at 7:46 PM
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      bus to Wairere Falls from Matamata?

      Wairere Falls Mar 8, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      Is there bus service to Wairere Falls from Matamata?

      2 Answers Mar 9, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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      Tirau travellers

      Tirau Nov 3, 2012 at 5:42 PM

      How many people travel through tirau every day, and how many people stop in tirau everyday?

      10 Answers Nov 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM

      Matamata Sep 27, 2011 at 7:53 AM

      Hi, i need to get from totara springs centre to matamata, is it close enough to walk or is there a taxi company i can call? ALSO... i then need to get to Hamilton from Matamata! But i'm finding it hard to navigate around the bus website. Please help with any tips or info! cheers, Grace.

      4 Answers Oct 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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      Black Water Rafting in Beginning of August?

      Waitomo Caves Jul 19, 2011 at 8:26 PM

      Hello - we are looking to do a black water rafting tour on 2 August and wondering if it's recommended at this time of year? Too cold?

      Any advice is much appreciated!!



      2 Answers Jul 23, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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      What to do in Hamilton

      Hamilton Oct 13, 2007 at 9:51 AM

      Hi, just picked up a great "grab a seat" fare to Hamilton next year. Only going to be there for 4 days, just a quick little escape from Sydney!
      Can anyone recommend the best things to do around the city? Enough to occupy us for a few days. Can it be done without a car?
      Also, we're on a late arriving flight (about midnight), so whats the best way from the airport to the city? How much will a taxi cost?

      3 Answers Oct 11, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    • looking for accomodation for the winter (April-September 2006)

      Hamilton Mar 5, 2006 at 10:20 AM

      Im doing some research at the University of Waikato for 4 months and will be looking for a nice cheap motel etc (any suggestions?). The university cant offer me any place to stay because they are over subscribed already. Ill have around300 a week for accomodation. It must be fairly near to the university as I wont have my own transport. Does anybody have any suggestions?.
      many thanks.

      2 Answers Mar 25, 2006 at 11:30 PM
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      Hinuera Dec 24, 2004 at 2:33 AM

      Dear All, I just had my trip back from Dublin, Ireland and now cant stop myself to plan for the next trip .... I m searching the information about New Zealand, and planning to go there around Mid Feb next year! Though still months to go but excited about the plan :) Would be appreciated if you could tell is Hinuera in South Island or North Island. Thanks so much! and Merry Christmas to all!! Jane

      3 Answers Dec 24, 2004 at 10:27 AM