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Old 06-01-2017, 05:47 PM   #938
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I and my wife spent two weeks on our first trip in NZ, particularly part of South Island and want to share here my thoughts and observations (which obviously could be subjective) to the audience.
great post! just a few comments..

airfare - non-stop is always gonna be expensive cos.. SIA. isn't there a cheaper alternative like qantas which has layovers in Oz? alternatively, sometimes Air NZ has good discounts on airfares, which it's usually during off-peak period.

car rental - generally nobody books with tier 1 without a corporate discount but yeah, the local companies (budget/ace/omega) can be just as good. i'm surprised by the difference in the prices though.
check out mana/naked bus instead of intercity bus.

food - for food ratings.

attractions - groupon/grabone/bookme has coupons for some attractions if you already know which date you'll be going.
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