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Road Trip Fuel Costs

Hi All

I was wondering if anyone could give me a reasonably accurate estimate for the overall price of petrol I might pay for a small, economical car (1100-1300cc engine) rented for 18 days on South Island (Nelson to Christchurch). I'm trying to budget for my trip and am finding it hard to work out fuel costs!! I'll be travelling approx. 1,732km or 1,076 miles altogether.

I've tried fuel calculators but am really terrible with them, so they've not been much help!

Thanks in advance
Bethen.

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minor criminal record for nz whv application

Hi,

I am a UK resident and I had a drunken and disorderly offence 7 years ago.

I declared this when I applied for my Australian whv and it was granted.

Last year in Australia I was arrested for 2 different offences, public nuisance and being drunk in a public place, and also got a fine for drinking in public.

All of the above only amounted to fines and I do not have anything else.

They was silly mistakes.

Will these effect my chances of getting the nz whv?

I spoke to nz immigration and…

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Car pool/Ride share

Hi,

My name's Kelly, I'm 22, from England and I'm travelling New Zealand north and South Islands over the next few weeks! I am currently in Queenstown but need to get to Franz Josef by Thursday, is there anybody that could possibly give me a lift there if they are heading up themselves? I am happy to share petrol costs and will buy you lots of coffee or treats!

Please get back to me ASAP!

Thanks,

Kelly

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Hiring Camping Gear in Nelson

Hi All

Have posted this already but can't see if on the NZ page so reposting in hope of an answer!!

Just wondering if any of you have used Rollo's Outdoor Centre in Nelson to hire camping equipment? I am planning a bit of a drive / camp trip and would prefer to hire a sleeping bag / roll mat / stove than fork out for them - it appears to be cheaper, although I think I'll buy the tent. Wanted to know if this store was any good before I contacted them, or if anyone had any other recommendations…

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Early January in North or South busier?

Hi folks,

We're lucky enough to be planning a family holiday to NZ, 7 weeks, from just before Christmas to mid February. I've been before in my backpacking days, but this time we will be 2 adults and three year old twins, so the dynamics will be somewhat different!

We'll be renting a campervan and making a circular tour of both islands. The question we need to answer now is, does it make any difference whether we start in Christchurch or Auckland? We will be starting in super peak season, then…

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Where to spend 2 nights in between the Bay of Islands and Auckland

Hi all,

I would love a tip on a scenic / atmospheric place to spend 2 nights in between the Bay of Islands and Auckland.

It will be with my wife, 2.5 year old and 5 month old and we will have a car.

We like pretty much anything fun, unique, tasty and / or ocean related.

Thanks in advance for your tips.

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Coromandel this Easter

Hi there,
Hoping to get some insider tips for a visit to the Cormandel this Easter. We are a kiwi couple in our 40s with an 8 month old baby. Have got 2-4 days and will have a car. Has anyone stayed or eaten at The Church in Hahei? Was hoping to book a Bach if anyone has any recommendations <$150 night.
Thanks!

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Converting $A cash to $NZ

I have an amount of $A cash I want to convert to $NZ cash.

I'll be flying in to Christchurch and then heading to Queenstown via the glaciers.

Any suggestions how and where I might get the best rate. (My experience of airport exchange rates is they are generally poor)

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Routeburn Track

Hello LP:

I am planning on trekking the Routeburn in late March, and have a few questions:
Which direction is best? I have no vehicle. Will I be able to access the start by bus? And the same question for the end of the tramp. I am thinking that Glenorchy is the best launching point.

Any advice is appreciated -- thank you!

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Travelmate

Hey guys, my name is Kristina and I'm currently in Christchurch but gonna take the TranzAlpine Train to Greymouth on Wednesday and would like to find somebody who's interested to travel around with me for a while. I'm 18 years old and since 7 month in NZ but only for 1 more on the southisland. I'm a typicall backpacker, love to see new towns but especially to be in the nature and to do some walks or hikes. Would be cool if there's somebody who wants to catch up or even like to travel with me :)