I'm on a working holiday visa from england. I've got a 23 month visa and am about 13 months in now. I want to stay on and the only way is to upskill and hopefully then apply for residence. on my working holiday visa i can study for 6 months but the course is 12.
I have an offer of a place and have paid the fees so now need to apply for the visa. I'm finding the information online a bit of a minefield and wonder if anyone else has gone through this? i had the full medical/xrays etc done for my…
My wife and I will be spending three weeks at the end of March and the beginning of April. We plan to travel with a rental car between Auckland and Queentown, driving one way and flying the other. What are the advantages of starting in Queenstown and traveling north to Auckland (our arrival and departure airport) or starting in Auckland and ending in Queenstown, given we will make a flight between Queenstown and Auckland. Does one direction cost more than another?
I am planning on visiting NZ for a couple of months, both islands as a solo traveller, so thought a bus would be the best way to get around. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about which would be better to choose the Naked bus or the Stray bus? I know Stray is much more expensive but don't know if it really is more flexible with routes/timetables and better to have drivers as guides or any other benefits over Naked? Thanks for any help!
Hi! This is our first trip to New Zealand and we decided to see part of the South Island before landing in Wellington to visit friends for our 2nd week. We are flying into Christchurch, staying for one night, taking the Trans Alp train across to Greymouth where we rent a car. Then we drive to Punakaiki where we have a beach house for 2 nights, then drive to Kaiteriteri at Abel Tasman park for 3 nights before we drive to Nelson to fly to Wellington to visit friends.
Any advice for must-dos on…
I'm looking at applying for a working holiday visa for New Zealand. If you apply for a 23 month working holiday visa, is there a limit on the number of months you can work for? Obviously the ceiling would be 23 months, but is there a limit below that...e.g you can work for 12 and only and the rest is free time.
Thanks in advance,
Hello friends, we are travelling to NZ 18 days in March, and would appreciate any ideas and/or recommendations about this plan.
We are a family with 2 kids, 14 and 5 yo, and will be renting a small camper for most of the trip (the idea is to sleep in the camper when possible, even though we can spend some nights at hotels if necessary).
We like more nature than cities, and natural landscapes than cityscapes. In spite of this, we would like to spend a few days visiting some of the cities.
I am a pro…
Hello fellow travelers,
I'm currently planning my 3 week trip through New Zealand in February / early March 2016 and have some questions about the "feasibility" of getting from place to place with public transport. I do have a driver license but I am traveling solo and not feeling comfortable driving in a strange country. I have come up with this itinerary:
Bay of Islands (Paihia)(by bus)
Rotorua (by bus from Paihia -> see my question below)
National Park (by bus from Rotorua)
I am having a lot of trouble finding a bus that goes from Christchurch to Mt Cook and back cheaply and regularly. I want to be able to leave very early in the morning from Christchurch and then leave Mt Cook in the late afternoon/at night. I can't even seem to find a suitable bus route from Christchurch to Twizel and back (and I know there are shuttle buses from Twizel to Mt Cook.)
We are travelling New Zealand and at the moment are in Kaikoura for 2 nights, Hanmer Springs for 1 night and then plan to travel down the west coast seeing pancake rocks, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Mirror Lake and then travelling on to Wanaka and Queenstown. We plan to stay in Wanaka on 21st November so we have 3 nights after we leave Hanmer Springs and before we arrive in Wanaka.
We were thinking of staying in Greymouth and Franz Josef. We don't know whether to stay 2 nights in Franz Josef or…
I'm arriving by air to Nelson airport (NSN), scheduled as 18:20 arrival - from the airport I'd like to make my way to Kaiteriteri or Marahau to start exploring Abel Tasman the following day. The Intercity bus looks like it only departs Nelson in the AM hours. Hiring a car seems wasteful since I won't need one for the four days I plan to be in the park.
Does anybody know what options I have in the early evening besides a taxi to get where I need to go ?