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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?

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Hi
I'm travelling with my husband and kids (aged 7 & 8) round NZ in February 2019. We have 10 days in NI, then 3 weeks in SI. I have planned our route, and find I have an extra day before we need to fly to Rio for the Carnival. I'd be grateful if someone could have a look at the itinerary I planned, let me know what you think, and advise where I should spend my extra day. Does Wanaka warrant an extra day?

We ware looking forward to seeing the beautiful scenery of SI. We wont be doing long hikes…

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Hello!

I'm looking for some feedback for a tentative itinerary for a family group of mixed adults 20s/30s/60s with no mobility issues. We're flying in and out of Auckland, arriving on 1 Oct and leaving on the 5th/6th (yet undecided). Planning to rent cars to drive around North Island.

Day 1: Auckland (afternoon/evening)
We should arrive at Auckland in the early afternoon - jet lag may be an issue later for some members of our group. Planning to visit Rangitoto Island for sunset views. Wondering…

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Hi All,

I be traveling south island from 2nd May to 15th May,
I have rented a campervan for 4 but have 2 of us.

I would really need some help on itineraries.
I fly in to Christchurch and fly back from there.
I will need be back at Christchurch on the 12th to watch a rugby game.

Places i would love to visit
Milford sound.
Saint JF
Queenstown 2 days at least.

Help me to list the best routes and other places that a must to go.

Regards,
Nabil

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Hi all,

I be planning go waitomo glow worm cave to do Blackwater rafting on 1st may from auckland. Anyone would want do it together? We will be 2 person only.

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Sounds ...

Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound?
Which one would you folks recommend, if had to choose?
Thanks

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Hello Lonely Planet People:

I am a 56 year old male traveling with my 25 year old son. We have no mobility issues.

My questions are:

We have 4 days in Queenstown/ South Island - Monday August 6-August 10 Friday. We fly back to Auckland Friday August 10th from Queenstown.

In Queenstown we want to do the following
1. Tour Otago Peninsula
2. Tour Franz Josef Glacier
3. Tour Milford Sound
4. White water rafting Queenstown.

Should I stay 4 nights at Queenstown? And drive from Queenstown to each…

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Hi I am driving a 4 berth motorhome from ChristChurch to Auckland, leaving ChCh 9th April.

My schedule and route is flexible and happy to share the ride with upto 2 people.

Message me if anyone is interested please.

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My husband and I will be house-sitting outside Wellington for the month of May, then want to spend 7-10 days seeing more of the country.
Since we've never been before, we're not sure where to start so would appreciate some advice. We like to see the outdoors, get a feel for New Zealand and experience the stunning scenery we've heard about for so long and would love some ideas.
We're planning on renting a car and staying in inexpensive lodging along the way so don't want to try and cram too much…