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Old 27-11-2018, 11:45 AM   #2491
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Just a quick check.. What do people usually buy & bring back from NZ?
(we're not into wines though).
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Old 27-11-2018, 10:31 PM   #2492
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Experiences...

As they say... leave your shopping behind. Mainly coz everything there is pretty much imported, no tax rebates.
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Old 28-11-2018, 10:07 AM   #2493
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Just a quick check.. What do people usually buy & bring back from NZ?
(we're not into wines though).
Honey.. Manuka
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Old 28-11-2018, 10:09 AM   #2494
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Is Quantas a good airline?
My experience was not bad.. Anyway it's not a long flight so no worries.
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Old 28-11-2018, 10:16 AM   #2495
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Honey.. Manuka
somehow i couldnt find cheap manuka honey. even the ones sold in major supermarkets are more expensive that those made-in-NZ ones sold in singapore.
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Old 28-11-2018, 10:36 AM   #2496
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somehow i couldnt find cheap manuka honey. even the ones sold in major supermarkets are more expensive that those made-in-NZ ones sold in singapore.
Need to compare like for like in terms of brand and UMF otherwise it's difficult to gauge whether it's cheaper here or in NZ.

Personally I don't really care about the brand. I usually buy according to the UMF. Haha
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Old 28-11-2018, 10:38 AM   #2497
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Need to compare like for like in terms of brand and UMF otherwise it's difficult to gauge whether it's cheaper here or in NZ.

Personally I don't really care about the brand. I usually buy according to the UMF. Haha
yah, i compared based on the UMF, and found it to be more expensive. couldnt find the same brands though
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Old 28-11-2018, 03:03 PM   #2498
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Bookmarked. Planning a North to South driving trip in 2019
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Old 28-11-2018, 11:33 PM   #2499
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Bookmarked. Planning a North to South driving trip in 2019
You do know North and South are separated by the sea right? Hehe..
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Old 28-11-2018, 11:37 PM   #2500
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You do know North and South are separated by the sea right? Hehe..
Moi went last trip in 2008 but never had a chance to swim over to South Island. Lol
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Old 29-11-2018, 07:24 AM   #2501
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Experiences...

As they say... leave your shopping behind. Mainly coz everything there is pretty much imported, no tax rebates.
True, experiences indeed.
Nevertheless, been hearing a lot of people mentioning honey. I'm not familiar with how to choose good quality honey though.
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Old 29-11-2018, 08:57 AM   #2502
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Moi went last trip in 2008 but never had a chance to swim over to South Island. Lol
can take ferry over, whole car can go up ferry. so u can really drive from north to south in a way
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Old 29-11-2018, 06:46 PM   #2503
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Is there any experiences that you guys have done that would recommend?
My partner and I are heading there from 25 april to 4 june, traveling from Wellington to south then fly from chc to Auckland and tour north.
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Old 30-11-2018, 12:10 AM   #2504
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Is there any experiences that you guys have done that would recommend?
My partner and I are heading there from 25 april to 4 june, traveling from Wellington to south then fly from chc to Auckland and tour north.
All the exciting activities like sky dive (go for 19k ft one), bugee (go for 134m one), heli track or something at glacier. Expensive but ok la.

Stay 3d2n at Wanaka. If u go Roy peak then one day gone Liao. I like Wanaka. Stay at tekapo there for star gazing? Can't rmb if is tekapo or I rmb wrongly.

If u want lots of action and play, stay queentowns for maybe 3 full day?

never go north before so no idea.

just notice that u gg for one month plus. very hiong. but sure shiok.

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Old 30-11-2018, 01:34 AM   #2505
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Is there any experiences that you guys have done that would recommend?
My partner and I are heading there from 25 april to 4 june, traveling from Wellington to south then fly from chc to Auckland and tour north.
Aside from the super adventurous things like bungee jumping, you can try:
1) Black water rafting at Waitomo (North)
2) Parasailing (available at several places such as Lake Taupo up North)
3) Zipride at Kawarau (near Queenstown for those who want some adrenaline rush yet not as scary as bungee)
4) Onsen hot pools (Super nice!! But must book way in advance)
5) Horse riding experience (at Walter Peak Farm across Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown, available at other places too)
6) Glenorchy 4WD (looks superrrrr fun but we didn’t manage to try cos we were rushing off to some other tour)

There’re also lots of scenic trails for hiking, especially along crown range road which you get to pass by travelling between Wanaka and Queenstown. Those are spectacular sights you shouldn’t miss! If you travel from the direction of Franz Josef or Fox Glacier towards Wanaka, you must check out the Blue Pools walk, stunning views! Also, you can easily grab a good and reasonably priced pair of hiking shoes in NZ.

Alot of places worth visiting..depending on what you like.
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