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    • Arthurs Pass

      Christchurch Dec 31, 2016 at 4:59 AM

      Firstly thanks for all the helpful info. Major change of plans decided to fly from Auckland to Christchurch rather than take the ferry

      Is it possible in a day to drive from Christchurch via Arthurs Pass to Greymouth - a friend who is married to a Kiwi laughed at the idea yet Google maps makes it 151 miles which would make it doable even on mountain roads given that we started early. Likewise I've been warned that the roads around Fox & Franz Joseph Glaciers are liable to close if there is heavy rain. In blunt terms is this scaremongering - equally a hol is for relaxing so we don't want stress

      All info much appreciated and I'm sorry for bothering VTs but I know the advice given is always top notch

      Many thanks


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      Picton Apr 2, 2011 at 4:50 AM

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    • Camping on Queen Charlotte Track

      Queen Charlotte Sound Sep 9, 2009 at 6:01 PM

      Hi everyone
      We'd like to camp on the QC Track but can't seem to find much info or photos of campsites, private and DOC. We will be on the track next month (OCT) and would love to hear from anyone who has camped along the way.

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      Picton Sep 4, 2009 at 6:26 PM

      We are a family of 5(2adults/3 children aged 10,13,14) planning to tbe in Queen Charlotte Sound in early Dec. Looking to stay in one of the lodges in the sound for 3 nights and explore the Queen Charlotte track around the accomodation.
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      Picton Nov 15, 2008 at 10:55 PM

      Hi there, has anyone had any experience with kayaking tours?
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    • flying over Malborough Sounds

      Marlborough Apr 6, 2006 at 9:42 AM

      Hello, i have the option of taking a scenic flight over the area - has anyone done it please? is it worth it?

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      Marlborough Apr 6, 2006 at 9:38 AM

      Hello i have the choice of flying to either of these two towns, to pick up my campervan - but i am heading to Kaikoura for 3.00 in the afternoon - is there anything interesting to see on the road between P and B or shall i fly straight to Blenheim from Wellington and pick up my campervan there? I see there is a small road that goes along the coast - is it worth taking it instead of taking the highway?
      thank you

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2006 at 2:48 AM