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    • Need help choosing location of accommodation in Welland

      New Zealand Oct 15, 2016 at 11:37 AM

      We will be driving in from Martinborough to Wellington and stay over night in a place convenient to catch the ferry to Picton the next morning.
      As much as possible we would like to avoid driving through the city and congested areas. Yet be able to explore the city either by foot or by taking public transportation. I looked up the Travelodge hotel, seems to be central enough and close enough for the ferry, but have no idea about driving cond.
      Looking for advice...
      Thanks !

    • Milford sound ferry ride

      New Zealand Oct 22, 2016 at 6:44 PM

      Which is the best way to get to Milford sound from Auckland and back in 3 days

    • Which is best driving S from Nelson / Mapua area to Christchurch?

      New Zealand Oct 17, 2016 at 8:29 AM

      This is a question coming from someone who has experience driving on the right side of the road in a country without hairpin roads ( Canada), and will have driven several weeks on the North Island, and hopefully still around and with more experience by then.... After staying in the Mapua / Nelson we have 4 days left before taking the plane back home from Christchurch. We are planning to spend our last two nights in Christchurch. This leaves two nights for another visit. We want it to be enjoyable and not too stressful.
      The choices I can see are either to drive through Hanmer Springs and spend 2 nights there and from there drive straight to Christchurch. Or to drive from Mapua via Blenheim, Kaikoura to Akaroa and stay there for 2 nights, unless Mapua - Akaroa is too long a drive for one day ?
      I can see that Hanmer Springs in an elevated area, but can't tell if it is hilly vs mountainous?
      We would like to take the route with the most interesting sights as long as the drive is not a difficult / potentially dangerous one. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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      Birthday Celebration

      New Zealand Oct 14, 2016 at 8:16 AM

      I'll be in Auckland for 48 hours before sailing to Australia, Malaysia, Bali on 2/18/17. My birthday is 2/17 and I'd like to have a merry old time. Any suggestions?

    • hiring car or van in auckland

      New Zealand Oct 7, 2016 at 5:54 PM

      Hi, we're coming to NZ in November (first time visitors) and we want to hire a (budget!) campervan and travel around the north island. We've been told it's not economic to do that because you must stay in camping grounds when in the van. Would it be better to hire a car and stay in cheaper accommodation? Can anyone suggest and reliable and cheap car/van hire company? Any other suggestions also welcome. BTW we are an older couple.

    • How much time for Rotorua and Taupo?

      Rotorua Oct 6, 2016 at 6:32 PM

      After visiting Coromandel we have booked 4 nights in Rotorua, thinking to visit Taupo from there, return to Rotorua our " homebase" then continue on to the Hawke's Bay area, perhaps around Napier or Wairoa. But now I am re-thinking. Just booking one hotel for 4 nights makes it feel like home, but we would travel to Taupo, return to Rotorua, and then when driving to Hawke's Bay, travel through Taupo again... How much is there to see in and near Taupo, vs, in and near Rotorua ? Should we leave the reservation as it is, or change, and stay one or even 2 nights in Taupo ? This way we don't drive back and forth... Any recommendations?

    • Poor Food Hygiene

      by nuhuahin Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      NZ generally seems almost paranoid about food safety, and Nelson residents seem passionate about their cafes and restaurants, so as a visitor I'm shocked at the hygiene standards that i see here. Servers with long hair hanging over the food they are preparing, and others handling delicate pastries and bread with their bare hands. Why are such poor standards allowed?

      1 Answer Aug 8, 2014 at 4:04 PM
    • Why is your map showing the wrong location for Nelson/Tasman?

      by sapp1blue Online Now Mar 13, 2014 at 8:23 PM

      The bing map on your listing for Nelson/Tasman shows Tasman Glacier, a long way from Nelson or Tasman Regions. Why?

      6 Answers Mar 15, 2014 at 5:38 AM
    • Vineyards and wine tastings

      by donnahecker Online Now Jan 23, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      My husband and I will be in the area in March and would like recommendations for vineyards to visit and wines to taste. Thanks!

      4 Answers Jan 25, 2013 at 5:42 AM
    • Water temperature

      by frederikranke Online Now Jul 21, 2009 at 6:52 AM

      What's the normal water temp in the Nelson area in the NZ summer?

      Kind regards

      5 Answers Jul 23, 2009 at 5:05 AM
    • Driving from Nelson

      by cec2 Online Now Jan 31, 2008 at 12:10 PM

      Friends are planning to drive from Nelson to Queenstown in one day, via the west coast. Firstly is this practical and roughly how long a drive is it? Secondly would they be better going via Christchurch,and is this a quicker route?

      6 Answers Feb 15, 2008 at 5:18 AM
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      2-3 hours in Nelson city - what to see

      by ch3noa Online Now Feb 21, 2005 at 9:32 PM

      If you have only 2-3 hours in nelson city, what would you visit? I'm thinking of the following: a) Nelson Market (it's a sat. when I bypass Nelson, so the market's open) b) Church Hill c) South Street precint d) on and around Trafalgar Sq, Trafalgar St.

      4 Answers Jun 27, 2005 at 11:29 PM