NZ in Spring
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 12, 2013 2:33 AM Last Post By: Fwoggie
Jan 7, 2013 11:48 PM
NZ in SpringHi
My baby brother is finally emigrating to NZ at the tender age of 30 in a few weeks. I intend to pop down from Germany and go visit him at some point between mid September and Xmas for a few weeks.
I've got a couple of blackout weeks when I have to be in Germany or elsewhere in Europe for work reasons, but there's still huge swathes in my calendar at present where I could slot in a 3 week trek down.
What i'm after - suggestions what time would be suitable to get a decent cross section experience of NZ. Sport, culture, scenery are all great as is hiking, camping and general touring, but I'm not gonna go outta my way for specific music festivals as we have a decent cross section in Europe ourselves. :-) I had a look at the festival lists on http://www.newzealand.com/int/events, but apart from the Whitianga Scallop festival early September, nothing much exciting seems to be listed for the run up to Xmas. Super 15 will be over, no idea what the NZ blackcaps are up to in the cricket (it doesn't say on their site) - I'm just looking for suggestions.
Thanks in hopeful advance.
Jan 8, 2013 2:56 AM
Jan 8, 2013 3:35 AM
Jan 8, 2013 4:03 AM
Jan 11, 2013 7:34 PM
4Does your 3 weeks include 2 days of travelling each end?
I'd look at flying into Christchurch and getting a car to do a loop of the South island.
Fly out of Auckland and spend the last few days getting up there, but if you run out of time then you can fly to there from almost anywhere in-country. Nearer the time you can look for sports things to go to, but that route covers most nature and cultural things to look at (if you include Rotorua)
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