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    • Troll STroll

      Norsewood 6 hours ago

      What is the cost for visiting the Troll Stroll?

    • Doubtful Sound.

      Te Anau Jul 10, 2014 at 2:03 AM

      I have travelled Milford Sound. Is Doubtful Sound more Spectacular or roughly the same?

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      Accomodation - Can we wing it?

      New Zealand Jul 8, 2014 at 2:43 PM

      Hello! We will be in New Zealand October 11-26. The first 5 days will be spent on the North Island and the rest on the South Island. I'm wondering whether it will be easy to find accomodation on the spot that time of year or whether we'll need to plan a bit further ahead. I know there are school holidays that extend into early October, but I think we'll just be catching the tail end our first couple of days in town (correct me if I'm wrong!). We're hoping to do a mix of camping and more standard guesthouse-type accomodations, but don't want to be tied down to a set schedule if we don't have to be. Also, for camping, if you have any suggestions for places to buy camping gear in Auckland, that would be great. We're debating whether to bring our own from home or buy once we're there and then donate it at the end (we'll be flying into Auckland and out of Christchurch, so I'm guessing renting isn't an option). Tips on donation centers that might accept camping gear in Christchurch would be great too.


    • Suggestion on Cheap Accomodation and Car Rentals in New Zealand

      New Zealand Jun 17, 2014 at 5:04 AM


      Can you please suggest for following places.

      Auckland, Queenstown, Rortorua, Christchurch, Franz Josef

    • How to save cost while Travelling to New Zealand

      New Zealand Jun 17, 2014 at 5:00 AM


      Can you please suggest a way to reduce cost while travelling to New Zealand. We are a family of 3 travelling with an 18 month old baby.

      Please advise.


      Ohakana Island Jun 28, 2014 at 6:55 PM

      Is there accommodation on Ohakana Island.

      Cheers Gail Wood

    • Please recommend an active guided bus tour in NZ

      New Zealand Jun 18, 2014 at 3:48 PM

      Can somebody recommend an active guided bus tour that covers all New Zealand (around 10 days)? I don’t want to have hassle driving on the left side, so we’d be willing to join a group and travel on a bus. We’re middle age couple, but still physically active, and would like to be on a tour where we could do some 2-4 hours hikes to see the scenery and not to be stuck on the bus or on the ship all the time.
      Thank you in advance for any tips.

    • Best time to go to New Zealand

      New Zealand Jul 2, 2014 at 4:22 AM

      When is the best time to go to New Zealand ? Is it necessary to order hotels in advance ? ( in the beginning of December month for instance). The problem is that it is difficult to know how much time to spend in each place.

    • Peak Season Camping

      New Zealand Jun 23, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      I am interested in staying at some DOD campgrounds on occasion throughout our trip to save some money, and not have to book every night in advanced (and I'm guessing the camping is a little more my style rather than the large RV parks). I'm noticing that a lot of DOD campgrounds are first come first served, and I am wondering if this becomes a problem in peak season. Are these likely to fill up quickly in areas near tourist attraction, such as Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Mount Cook? If they do, are we likely to find last minute space available in nearby holiday parks as a backup plan, or would these be booked as well, and we would end up having to drive on to another town? We only need non-powered sites, but won't be self-contained, so won't be able to freedom camp.

    • Overnight stopover in Auckland (from Bris to Queenstown)

      Queenstown Jun 16, 2014 at 1:31 AM

      Has anyone had to do the overnight stop over in Auckland on the connecting flight from Bris to Queenstown? We arrive in Auckland airport at 11:40pm and depart 7:10am the next morning.
      Just wondering if it's worth going to one of the airport hotels nearby once we've picked up baggage etc or whether we should just sleep there overnight? Would also help to know how early we need to check in for AKL to ZQN flight also. Not too keen on novotel prices so don't suggest that please.

      Thanks for your answers :)

    • Extra day in Auckland or go to Coromandel?

      New Zealand Jul 4, 2014 at 4:18 AM


      I originally planned to go to the Coromandel from Auckland to see Cathedral Cove and Hot Water beach (tide permitting) but am now thinking if it would be better to see the sights closer to Auckland instead. Would I regret not going to the Coromandel? With an early start, we should arrive at the Coromandel by mid morning. We will then stay overnight at Whitianga. Will this give us a enough time or will it be better to stay in Auckland and maybe see one of the islands around Auckland or to go to a neighbouring suburb. We'll only have one full day in Auckland and I can't decide whether to spend an extra day there or visit another town. I understand Cathedral Cove is very picturesque with a nice walk and a good beach.


    • Campervan in August?

      by hoperivermusic Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 1:02 AM

      We have 9 days to travel on South Island starting August 18. Is the climate too cold or the roads too bad to make renting a campervan an option?

      9 Answers Aug 13, 2013 at 4:05 AM
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      What are our best stay options? Motorhome/ caravan??

      by Pankaj1203 Online Now May 19, 2013 at 2:44 AM

      hi - i am hoping you can advice me; we are a family of 4 travelling in december (23rd - 30th december). we will be traveling in south island and could be 6-7 people .. it will be 4 or 7 people. In this group will be 2 kids; 13YO and 6YO. Do we look for a different bed and breakfast every day? Or look for a motor home and drive it around to all aof south island, drop off the van at christchurch airport.. naturally we are looking at reasonably priced options. you could write me on - thanks

      1 Answer May 22, 2013 at 12:40 AM
    • Need Pre-paid SIM to use unlimited GPRS during our trip (for iPhone5)

      by pablomeng Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 12:22 AM

      We are from Thailand and will be travelling to South Islands (starting from Christchurch) from 11-16 April 2013. Since it is a self-drive trip, being able to use iPhone will be essential.

      Can anyone please recommend if there are unlimited GPRS data plan SIMs available?


      Paul M.

      4 Answers Jun 12, 2013 at 7:08 AM
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      December 2013 travel to South Island

      by Pankaj1203 Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 3:47 AM

      Hi can I get suggestions on how best we spread out our 6 days in South Island? Can we do Sth Island + One other (like Auckland or Ch'church)? Or will it become too hectic / or too cramped? We return to sydney after the NZ stay

      8 Answers Jul 19, 2013 at 3:15 AM