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Please settle a question that is rubbing my wife wrongly. Is there a **from February to March in this lovely country? We come from Southern Ontario in Canada and I imagine these months compare best with August and September here. Our trip is for a month, and basically centres around day hikes along interesting tracks to nice vistas. We also would prefer NOT to be one of thousands tramping the same path. Thanks in advance.

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I have just spent 15 months living in the UK, and now I am returning to NZ. Before arriving in NZ, I want to backpack round Europe first.
Obviously, I can't fit all of my personal belongings in a backpack, so I have organised to have my suitcase sent back separately.
Has anyone else done this before??
I have heard that my personal belongings may inquire duty and customs fees? Which sounds absurd as I wouldn't be charged if I was arriving on a plane with my suitcase.
I have read all the info on NZ…

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Hi! Im travelling alone to New Zealand on the 28th August on a working holiday visa. I have already spent the past two years in Australia on a working holiday visa which was amazing. I travelled and lived in Australia with my boyfriend but unfortunately we are no longer together and I'm hoping to speak to some people in New Zealand before I arrive as I'm extremely nervous about doing it alone :( I've never been to NZ but I've heard amazing things. I think once I get there I will do a bus tour…

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I'm unexpectedly planning a trip to NZ. My brother lives out there and is seriously ill. I have a month to get things together. I have never been and will be going alone (from the UK), which is a little scary.

I understand I don't need a visa. Will I be able to use my debit cards ok when out there? Any idea of a good amount of cash to take with me? Also will my phone work ok. Or do I need to sort something out when I arrive? Sorry for all the questions . I'm grateful for any advice. Thank you.

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For our trip to the South Island in February 2018, I have in mind four possible kayak outings, each for several hours to a half-day. However, I just realized that three of them would be in a five-day period, which seems like too much, especially considering that the people I'll be traveling with don’t particularly like kayaking. Hence, I would appreciate opinions about which of the outings I have in mind are don’t misses and which may be expendable. I fully recognize that the weather may help…

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Okay, I'm not Lance Armstrong, but I do a bit of cycling. Gonna be in NZ in December for a few weeks. What do you suggest in the way of finding a coupla mountain bikes. If I were in the US, I'd be stoked with a coupla inexpensive bikes from Walmart, which I'm not sure is so international. Any advice? Too, what should I expect to pay for a flight from Oz to NZ roundtrip? Thanks, mates.

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We are going to the South Island in February and are planning to do some hiking, cycling, and kayaking for a few hours or half day each; no overnight, multiday adventures. I would appreciate advice about the best choices among these three activities in each place, because we will typically only have time for one or two of them, and also the don’t-miss opportunities for each activity. We do each activity at an easy-to-moderate level. For bicycling, we prefer sealed roads if possible; no mountain…

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Money Transfer?

Hi guys,

I'll be heading into Auckland in October but am not sure how to go about changing my money.
I was thinking about opening an NZ bank account while in the UK and transferring my money from my UK account to my NZ one so it is there when I arrive, but am not completely sure if you can do this and what fees etc apply.
I'll be there long term so don't want to have a load of cash on me.

If anyone has been in a similar situation what did you do?

Any suggestions appreciated!

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I will be in Auckland from the 28th-3rd July and have 2 weeks of travelling before I come back to Auckland.

I have hosts sorted in wellington, wiapukurau, waihi and Whitianga but it's only know that I'm realising that might be quite difficult to get to by public transport.

Has anyone suggestions of the best way to do these places, or any places worth stopping along the way to make the journey more do-able

Super grateful for any help

Emy

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Hi everybody,

we're in the early stages of planning a three months trip to New Zealand and Australia during parental leave with our daughter which will then be 9 months old. We will be travelling by rental car, staying overnight mostly in hostels and B&Bs.

This is our second trip to NZ, we've fallen in love with the country last year on our honeymoon. Back then, we focused heavily on SI and only spent 4 days on NI on our drive from Wellington to Auckland in order to avoid an internal flight…