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I have seen several posts related to travel advice for May, but they are several years old so I thought I would attempt to revisit the topic with this wonderful forum!

We are planning a 19 day trip (minus 2 days for air travel from US) beginning May 15, 2017 to June 3. As mentioned above, we have read several posts related to weather and travel during the month of May and they have us on the fence. It seems like days will be getting cooler and shorter as the area transitions into winter. On the…

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Looking to spend 6 weeks in NZ Mid October to December 2016. Im from UK and wouldn’t specifically need a "visa" (as far as I can tell). I would be getting return flights to Auckland, I would like to fly from NZ to Australia and spend a couple of weeks there before flying back to NZ and picking up my return flight from Auckland back home.

I have emailed the NZ visa website to clarify this but off the top of your head, does anyone know if this is allowed/would I need a special Visa type?

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I am planning to spend six weeks in new zealand. i already have the plane flight booked so no need to calculate that into cost, but i was thinking about 70NZD a day for a daily budget. i will be staying in hostels the whole trip maybe couchsurf or WOOff as well. i will be cooking most of my own meals and trying to hitchhike as much as possible. i want to save most of the money for sightseeing, bungee jumping, skydiving. i will be in new zealand for 42 days. i leave in a month and am just…

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Hello,
I am really hoping you can help......
I have been advised that I meet the Skilled Worker criteria however I am struggling to work out how the visa system works.
I have been advised by a number of companies they can support me with this but at a pricey costs of £2000!!

I am keen to find out how others have applied and been successful in migrating across to NZ as an ex-pat and what visas they have applied for, how to do it, what websites I would need to use etc...

I am a single(sigh), 36…

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We are going to be traveling to Queenstown this October for our honeymoon. We will be in NZ for 8 days and 8 nights. Right now, we are staying in Queenstown the entire time, but I would like to take one or two nights to travel somewhere else on the island and try to stay at a different location (or multiple locations). We'd like to do some hiking and see other sites (already planning to do the Milford Sound and a day of wineries).

Any recommendations on where to go/stay and the best way to do…

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Hi Guys :)
My boyfriend & I (24 and 25) are backpacking New Zealand for a few months over summer, and surprise surprise, want to do it as cheap as possible not only to save money but to have more local interactions than on tour buses/stays at chain hostels etc. We are both very well traveled throughout Asia so are somewhat experienced travellers.

We primarily are planning on hitchhiking and camping but am wondering for those times we don't, the cheapest way to travel. We are not wanting to…

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Hi Guys :)
My boyfriend & I are backpacking New Zealand for a few months over summer starting December, and surprise surprise, want to do it as cheap as possible not only to save money but to have more local interactions than on tour buses/stays at chain hostels etc. We are both very well traveled throughout Asia so are somewhat experienced travellers.

We are wanting to primarily hitch throughout NZ and wondering if anyone can share any advice, tips, information and experiences hitchhiking…

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Hi Guys :)
My boyfriend & I are backpacking New Zealand for a few months over summer, and surprise surprise, want to do it as cheap as possible not only to save money but to have more local interactions than on tour buses/stays at chain hostels etc. We are both very well traveled throughout Asia so are somewhat experienced travellers.

I have tried to endlessly google but all information was quite out of date.
We are flying into Wellington and wondering the cheapest way to get from Wellington…

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We are a couple from Northern California going on a trip around South Island from Sept - early Oct, primarily to see penguins. As time permits, we'd also love to see the beautiful scenery on some short hikes. We'll have 14 full days there. It's a bit difficult to figure out from guidebooks which penguin locations to prioritize. For example, should we try to go to Stewart Island and go on a bird watching tour there, or should we spend more time around Banks Peninsula (for the white-flippered…

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Hello!
I will be coming to live in NZ from the US next month on a one-year working holiday visa. I'm starting to think about what to pack and looking for some advice. Recently I saw on another forum that a woman had a hard time finding an affordable electric heating pad in NZ, which is random, but it made me wonder if there are any other things that are either difficult to find in NZ or so expensive that it would be worth bringing with me? For example, I have an old pair of Merrill hiking shoes…