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Old 11-01-2012, 09:11 PM   #151
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Ya, would say NZ is one of the best places in the world for scenery! Its easy to travel, tourist friendly too. Great place for trekkers, photographers and ppl who love nature. Was there on Work and Holiday Program last year.. really miss this place. Will go back in a few years time.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:23 PM   #152
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Hi for cheap deals around queenstown, you all might wanna visit (.bookme.co.nz/bookings/queenstown/home.(ala-Groupon-ish)

If you are going on a long haul and are saving on accommodation, you can decide to choose to stay these network of hostels named BBH: (bbh.co.nz) need to buy the card first, NZ$40; which includes NZ$20 for calls). Accommodation in dorms can be as cheap as $15(or even lower) to $30 in more ulu areas.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #153
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Im going to NZ by airasia from 14 march - 31 march. The weather should be quite cooling in autumn. Im still planning my itinerary and will post it up once its done!

I believe in Autumn, Lake Wanaka will be very beautiful with yellow leaves that contrast with the lake water. Another place to go is Arrowtown near Queenstown; its quite touristy though.

Heard Rob Roy Glacier trek near Wanaka is great too.. too bad I did not have time to do it.

But do take note of the weather in middle-late winter.. it gets pretty wet during that period. Do tune in to the metservice.com often for the latest updates.

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #154
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I have booked my air tic. I will be focusing south island. yes yes.. still finalising my itinerary. will sic once done
Hi..I am oso forcusing on south island for ard 10 days..planning to self drive...can sic me oso? Thanks !!!
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Old 14-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #155
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If you are going queenstown

and i stay here at queenstown
Go tripadvisor webby and search for Oaks Club Resort

Make sure you drop by wanaka many things to do there can search there also
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:36 AM   #156
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Any idea which prepaid data sim card is recommend to use in South Island?

I be going from 24 Feb ~ 10 Mar

Thks
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Old 17-02-2012, 10:19 PM   #157
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Hi for cheap deals around queenstown, you all might wanna visit (.bookme.co.nz/bookings/queenstown/home.(ala-Groupon-ish)

If you are going on a long haul and are saving on accommodation, you can decide to choose to stay these network of hostels named BBH: (bbh.co.nz) need to buy the card first, NZ$40; which includes NZ$20 for calls). Accommodation in dorms can be as cheap as $15(or even lower) to $30 in more ulu areas.
Hi freestyleong,

Did u use the website below for the discount booking? is it real
?

Bookme Queenstown
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Old 18-02-2012, 02:22 AM   #158
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Hi Kurosaki @ Ichigo,

I did not use the website to book but my friends from Msia have bought the vouchers and actually used them. Milford Sound cruise tour is real just that you must have your own transportation to the meeting point.

Hope it helps.
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Old 18-02-2012, 02:30 AM   #159
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Hi..I am oso forcusing on south island for ard 10 days..planning to self drive...can sic me oso? Thanks !!!

Hey Junichi, what you can do is maybe go buy a pre-paid Sim card from any convenient shop. Then maybe you can ask for a top up value of I think at least $20 or something. I used the brand "2deg" as my friend passed that to me before I went over to NZ.

For topping up is rather easy, the cashier will pass you a receipt and you just follow the instructions on it. Or you can ask the cashier to help you. Normally they are v friendly and willing to help.

Do note its expensive to make phone calls. Better to text if possible or use landlines.

Do note the internet in NZ is damn ex and they plans are offered in terms of bundled data.
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Old 18-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #160
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Hi Kurosaki @ Ichigo,

I did not use the website to book but my friends from Msia have bought the vouchers and actually used them. Milford Sound cruise tour is real just that you must have your own transportation to the meeting point.

Hope it helps.
Hi, is the Milford sound cruise same as the other cruise? Will be driving so gg to the meeting point is not a problem.
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Old 21-02-2012, 12:23 AM   #161
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the BookMe Queenstown seems cheap.. Is it trustable?


Im going mid of next month, my itinerary is crazy and so packed! .. Already book all the accomodation..
Im looking at taking heli at fox glacier.. All the activities are so freaky ex!

Start Trip:
15-Mar-12 16-Mar-12 Christchurch
16-Mar-12 18-Mar-12 Lake Tekapo
18-Mar-12 19-Mar-12 Dunedin
19-Mar-12 21-Mar-12 Te Anau
21-Mar-12 24-Mar-12 Queestown
24-Mar-12 25-Mar-12 Fox Glacier
25-Mar-12 26-Mar-12 Aurthur Pass
26-Mar-12 28-Mar-12 Nelson
28-Mar-12 29-Mar-12 Kaikoura
29-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 Christchurch End Trip!
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Old 22-02-2012, 12:08 PM   #162
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the BookMe Queenstown seems cheap.. Is it trustable?


Im going mid of next month, my itinerary is crazy and so packed! .. Already book all the accomodation..
Im looking at taking heli at fox glacier.. All the activities are so freaky ex!

Start Trip:
15-Mar-12 16-Mar-12 Christchurch
16-Mar-12 18-Mar-12 Lake Tekapo
18-Mar-12 19-Mar-12 Dunedin
19-Mar-12 21-Mar-12 Te Anau
21-Mar-12 24-Mar-12 Queestown
24-Mar-12 25-Mar-12 Fox Glacier
25-Mar-12 26-Mar-12 Aurthur Pass
26-Mar-12 28-Mar-12 Nelson
28-Mar-12 29-Mar-12 Kaikoura
29-Mar-12 31-Mar-12 Christchurch End Trip!
Good itinerary, it is impossible to see everything in South Island in less than 3 weeks. In fact 2 months would be a good time HAHA.... do the Helihike, you will not regret it.
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Old 22-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #163
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Good itinerary, it is impossible to see everything in South Island in less than 3 weeks. In fact 2 months would be a good time HAHA.... do the Helihike, you will not regret it.

hey gasband, any tips or discount sites to enjoy discount on those scenery tour or adventure rides?
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Old 22-02-2012, 04:15 PM   #164
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hey gasband, any tips or discount sites to enjoy discount on those scenery tour or adventure rides?
Not so sure of discount sites, usually the prices of these activities are pretty fixed. The only chance you can take is to not prebook and go on the day itself and see whether they are offering any discounts but chances, there will not be any.
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Old 22-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #165
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Not so sure of discount sites, usually the prices of these activities are pretty fixed. The only chance you can take is to not prebook and go on the day itself and see whether they are offering any discounts but chances, there will not be any.

thanks for the reply. Is the heli hike you mentioned very tedious? You get to see a lot of things? since heli hike and normal heli ride is almost the same price.. was thinking to do heli hike..
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