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I'm traveling with my family to New Zealand from the Netherlands in November, we are taking a year out and staying there for a year. The problem is it doesn't look possible to book a return ticket, most travel companies/airlines say it is not possible to book a year in advance.

Would welcome some advice, should I just book a single ticket for us and the return flight later? For the NZ visa we need to either show we have a return ticket or have the money to buy one (this is no issue). Would…

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Hi guys,

I (38 years old) will be traveling with my nephew (16 years old) to New Zealand in late June for fives days. We will spend at least two days in Wellington, as we have family there (my cousin moved to New Zealand and now lives there with his wife and three kids). We will likely then do something on our own for three days. Any suggestions? As for what we are interested in, just anything worth seeing. We have heard that New Zealand is beautiful, but obviously we can't see it all…

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Hello,
I am an 18 year old Austrian girl who has a problem with working in New Zeeland. Next year I want to work in New Zeeland, but unforunately there are just 100 working holiday visa for all Austrian and I did not get one because they are taken within seconds. Therefore I would like to ask if someone has an idea or experience how i can work in New Zeeland withaout a working visa. My actual plan was to work as an au-pair but i am open for everything!
Thank you in advance you will be my lifesafer…

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We are heading to the south island by ferry at the end of May and plan on picking up a car and seeing some of the sights before flying out of Queenstown eleven days later.

Here's a rough schedule we've devised so we won't be spending too many hours in a car and hopefully have time to explore, walk and enjoy the journey. Any feedback/suggestions/thoughts are most welcomed since we're playing it by ear.

Day one - overnight in Blenheim after picking up car in Picton
Day two - overnight in…

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Kaikora

Hi there!

Kaikora was on our to do list for our NZ trip because of the whale watching, surfing opportunities and beaches.......BUT I am wondering if we can get similar experiences in the North Island somewhere?

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Hello everyone!

My boyfriend and I are planning to explore NZ January 16-31, 2019 and are torn on what we should do. We have a few places in mind to visit on both North and South islands but wonder if we have spread ourselves too thin....

The plan:

-Fly into Christchurch
-Rent a car in Christchurch and do:
Kaikora
Picton
-Drop off car and do the Ferry over to Wellington
-Fly from Wellington to Auckland
-Rent a car in Auckland and explore around there..... Catherdral cove/ Hot springs, Piha beach…

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Hi
Hope you are doing great!
Can someone help me. I am an Indian citizen have a valid multiple entry tourist visa to visit New Zealand and Australia. I am flying to NZ in mid-May. I planned to stay in NZ for 2 weeks, then fly to Aus for a week, and come back again to NZ to stay for another week, and leave for India. However, my NZ tourist visa states that - Next Entry into NZ after 1 month
Will this be a problem. Will I be able to return back into NZ from Aus. I have already booked tickets and…

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Hello again!
My first trip to New Zealand, travelling late May 2018.
Only South Island, Christchurch and Queenstown main bases, though spending a night in Mt Cook as well.
Have booked myself an overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound.
Keen to visit Wanaka ... a couple of queries, if anyone can help, please! Thanks so much.
Queenstown to Wanaka and back, in a day - best way?
Would like to spend as much time as possible in Wanaka, preferably also take in the sunset.
Any must do's in Wanaka?
thanks friends…

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I am currently travelling in New Zealand and enjoying it. It is a beautiful country. However, i have to say i am not really mixing with the people on the road. New Zealands tourists mainly fall into 3 categories: 1) exceedingly young kids on gap years and holiday visas who party the night over 2) older asian tourists in groups (im asian myself and i travel to escape the likes of my parents...much less want to meet them!) 3) couples on whirlwind tours or honeymoons...i talk to many of these but…

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We have 10 days in the SI and all the threads seem to talk about the drive in a clockwise direction from Christchurch down to the south and then north up the west coast and across Arthurs pass to Christchurch. Is there any reason why we could'nt do it in reverse ie across to west coast then south etc?