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Old 09-09-2018, 05:39 PM   #2446
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Hi all,

Iím starting to plan my trip next year Mid April - 1st week of June to New Zealand.

I intend to fly into Wellington and out of Auckland back to sg.
(Because I can claim business class out of New Zealand w miles and flying in to Wellington is $600/pax compare to Chc/Queenstown)

I was wondering how many days for Wellington is enough?

And is renting car in Wellington to pinnacle advisable (or pinnacle is a skip?) otherwise is take a ferry to Picton and start rental from there?
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:19 AM   #2447
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I have a question for showering in RV, possible to do it everyday? like use minimum water to shower ....

I was thinking of going with wilderness motorhome for my 3 weeks holiday .. 2adults 1infant... anybody got reviews on that?
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:38 AM   #2448
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can I check for north area, these would be the places?
Wellington >Napier >Taupo>Rotorua>Waitomo>Auckland>Bay of Islands

are there any other places? How many days would be enough for each area?
For the north island, these are some of the activities which we will be doing:
- Black abyss glow-worm
-Jet ski bay of island
- Swim with dolphin at bay of island
-Rotorua horse trek
- wellington zoo animal encounter (cheetah/lion/red panda/lemur)

Are there any other activities that I had missed out?

For south island can i check these would be better route or I see that most people do option 2?
Option 1)Ferry from wellington to Picton> Abel Tasman National Park >Blenheim>Christchurch>Lake Tekapo>Mount Cook>Dunedin>Queenstown>Te Anau>Wanaka>fox glacier / franz josef> Greymouth (take the tranzalpine) > CHC (fly to wellington)

Option 2) Ferry from wellington to picton > Abel Tasman National Park > Blenheim> Christchurch > (Take tranzalpine)> Greymouth> opposite direction back to CHC > fly to wellington.

For south island, we are planning
- Skydive 19000ft
-CHANCELLOR DOME (OVERNIGHT) HELI-TREK for fox
-GLACIER HELI HIKE for franz jose
-Glacier Explorers Boat Trip for mount cook
-Milford sound cruise
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:23 AM   #2449
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For North, what are your interests? Depending on what you wanna do, then might be easier to plan.

Start going south first then north, as drive from Wellington up to Auckland is about 8 hours or so.

Can't suggest much about south as I've never been there before.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:35 AM   #2450
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For North, what are your interests? Depending on what you wanna do, then might be easier to plan.

Start going south first then north, as drive from Wellington up to Auckland is about 8 hours or so.

Can't suggest much about south as I've never been there before.
Yap. Iíll be landing in Wellington. Then flying back from Auckland.
We are more interested in nature and hiking.
Not really into wineries.
This trip is more of our honeymoon

Oh. Anyone knows where would be a good place for hot air balloon?
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:31 PM   #2451
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Yap. Iíll be landing in Wellington. Then flying back from Auckland.
We are more interested in nature and hiking.
Not really into wineries.
This trip is more of our honeymoon

Oh. Anyone knows where would be a good place for hot air balloon?
i did hot air balloon in christchurch. wonderful experience.
the company is called ballooning canterbury, and they have pick ups from hotels in chiristchurch
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:45 PM   #2452
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Yap. Iíll be landing in Wellington. Then flying back from Auckland.
We are more interested in nature and hiking.
Not really into wineries.
This trip is more of our honeymoon

Oh. Anyone knows where would be a good place for hot air balloon?
Hiking wise, tongario Alpine crossing. If a LOTR fan, weta cave in Wellington, hobbiton...
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Old 16-09-2018, 02:16 PM   #2453
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Hello @kentona, Yes experience with them was very good.
Seamless pick up, drop off etc. (just have to be at pickup on time)
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Old 16-09-2018, 02:27 PM   #2454
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I have a question for showering in RV, possible to do it everyday? like use minimum water to shower ....

I was thinking of going with wilderness motorhome for my 3 weeks holiday .. 2adults 1infant... anybody got reviews on that?
Hello, I booked with wilderness motorhome just early this year for 17days trip.
Wilderness are comparatively more expensive than other motorhomes but I must say their RV is top notch and service was superb (take RV and return is seamless). Their RV is easy to maneuver and driving wise was similar to normal car in my opinion. The RV uses diesel so it is not very expensive. toilet has hot water and very easy to clean the waste. I would suggest to get full excess coverage though it is rather expensive - silver lining is for full excess they give you everything such as GPS, portable tables, seats etc.

we shower everyday but try to use water to the minimal or you will have to top up every alternate days whenever you passby pitstop where you can get free fresh water. When you sleep at night you can adjust the temperature of the aircon which can be set to warm as night time is usually cold if you camp in the wilderness (no pun intended). you can check out their RV guide on youtube. Hope this helps!!
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Old 17-09-2018, 03:13 PM   #2455
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Hello all, wonder if anyone rented from motorhomerepublic.com before? The prices quoted is much lower than official website from Maui, Britz and Mighty. I'm more included towards Maui / Britz on official site, whereas my friend is looking at Mighty on MHR site.

Are there any difference in pick-up, on-road-assistance and drop-off for booking via motorhomerepublic vs official websites?

Also, anyone experienced issues with campervan? I had a friend whose campervan leaked on day 2, and they managed to get full refund and compensation. Other friends didn't have issues though.
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Old 17-09-2018, 06:43 PM   #2456
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Hi all,

Iím starting to plan my trip next year Mid April - 1st week of June to New Zealand.

I intend to fly into Wellington and out of Auckland back to sg.
(Because I can claim business class out of New Zealand w miles and flying in to Wellington is $600/pax compare to Chc/Queenstown)

I was wondering how many days for Wellington is enough?

And is renting car in Wellington to pinnacle advisable (or pinnacle is a skip?) otherwise is take a ferry to Picton and start rental from there?

You are coming in Autumn and beginning of winter. So, it will be slightly colder and the days could be a bit shorter.

if you are the adventure type and like outdoor, there are many things you can do
a. spend half a day at Adrenaline forest
http://www.adrenalin-forest.co.nz/

b. if you can mountain bike, you can hire a mountain bike and ride on Makara peak
http://www.makarapeak.org/

c. if you like to do stargazing and check out fur seals, you can do it at Red Rocks
https://www.newzealand.com/int/featu...rocks-reserve/

d. If you like LOTR, check out Weta workshop
https://www.wetaworkshop.com/visit-us/workshop-tours/

e. you can goto the National Museum, Te Papa, and check out the world longest squid

f. then you can goto the Zoo


Then you fly from Wellington to Rotorua and then check out Redwoods and enjoy the hot springs there.

From Rotorua you can hire a car to go to Waitomo and check out the glow worm caves and the black abyss.
http://www.waitomo.com/black-water-r...s/default.aspx

From Waitomo, you can goto Hamilton where you can do your hot air balloon.
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Old 18-09-2018, 09:15 AM   #2457
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Hey guys! Iíll be traveling to nz next week and was wondering howís the road condition from Te Anau to Milford sound? Am worried about the black ice and stuff.
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Old 18-09-2018, 04:03 PM   #2458
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Hey guys! I*********ll be traveling to nz next week and was wondering how*********s the road condition from Te Anau to Milford sound? Am worried about the black ice and stuff.
This time of year still have meh?

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Old 18-09-2018, 09:44 PM   #2459
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This time of year still have meh?

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Yeah apparently itís still cold now
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Old 18-09-2018, 11:48 PM   #2460
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Yeah apparently it*********s still cold now
Oh. I tot it should be fine now even though it's cold. Wait for someone to tell u ba. I'm only guessing

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