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Which bus? - Kiwi Experience, Flexi Bus or Stray?

Hello, I'm planning a trip with my friend to see as much as NZ as possible in 2 months after which she will say her goodbyes to leave me to venture hopefully with friends and local knowledge at this point. I'm young, but not looking for a party bus, but a really breath taking and adventure filled trip. I'd like to be confident that the bus option I choose should ensure I make friends, but see the real New Zealand too and with a long distance relationship I'm not looking to mingle too much on the…

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3 Weeks in NZ in Feb

In February, my girlfriend and I are going to spend three weeks travelling around New Zealand. We are currently staying in Melbourne and plan to head to Sydney after our time in NZ. I’m reaching out for some advice only the following topics:
- What is the cheapest way to get to NZ? I have checked Expedia and various airline websites, but I’m looking to find out if there are any ‘sneaky’ tips on getting to and from NZ.
- Is hitchhiking a safe and reliable way to get around the country? Does…

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New Zealand in July? Is that crazy?

Hi there! Am contemplating a 3 week trip to NZ in July since that is when school is out here in CA. Was also thinking about renting a camper van to do the 3 week trek, but have started to have doubts after reading about the winter weather. Is it realistic to rent and drive around this time of the year? Am concerned about the amount of daylight, whether things will be completely covered in snow, etc. I have heard amazing things about New Zealand and all of its beauty...wouldn't want to miss out…

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Kiwi Experience v. Stray Hop On - Hop Off Bus Tours

Hi All,

Been doing some research into the pros and cons of each company but would appreciate any responses on here too, since people have been so helpful in the past.

I am currently in Auckland and cannot wait to get out of the city. Here alone and heard the bus tours are a good way of meeting new people / making friends. I'm 25, enjoy a night out like the next person but not EVERY night, love seeing the sights and exploring nature / doing activities. I get the impression KE is more of a…

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Queenstown Nov18th

Hello!
I'm headed to Queenstown on Nov 18th. I'm looking to see if anyone will be in the area and wants to meet up or explore with me. I'm going to NZ on the working holiday and so I'll be there all year! If someone has a spot in their car or wants a friend to explore with, let me know.

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Camping site at Arthur's Pass national park

Hi, I need a good camping site at Aurthur's pass national park. Someone suggested HI 10, but i couldnt find it on net. We want the site, not more than 2 hrs from Christchurch. Any advice plz?

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Key Summit or day hike on part of Milford Track

hi there, im planning my forthcoming trip to NZ (mid nov 2014) and was wondering if anyone here has hiked on both Milford Track and Roteburn Track to compare.
I will only have one extra day at milford sound and thought i could do a few hours hike to either Key Summit or the last few kilometers of Milford Track (from Sandfly point to Giant's Gate falls) - can't decide - any recommedations?

thanks in advance
gosia

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24 hour restaurant / cafe in Queenstown, NZ?

Does any night owl know if Queenstown has a restaurant, diner, cafe, Denny's, or McDonald's that is open 24 hours? If yes, what's the location? Thanks, woo woo!

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Bay of Islands Nz

Hi

Ive been in Nz 4 months now and my parents are coming to visit in dec the are very active and young at heart we are travelling the North and South islands and ive all my itenary almost sorted except Bay of Islands... i would like feedback on ppl who have been here and what things there are to do, i have booked the swimming with wild dolphins, but can anyone else give me ideas of what to do where to go and see etc etc

Many thanks

Janice

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"Need to know" that's not in guidebooks

My bf and I will be traveling to New Zealand next week. I have read guidebooks, searched websites, etc. What, if anything do we need to know about New Zealand as far as culture, safety, etc. that's not addressed in guidebooks or on websites?

Thanks.