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Old 02-01-2019, 08:54 PM   #2536
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anybody flew qantas/sq during july to christchurch before? wad r the chances of 1k tix?

planning my 3rd south island trip in july this year
Usually it's 1.2-1.3k?

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Old 02-01-2019, 08:59 PM   #2537
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Usually it's 1.2-1.3k?

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i saw $10xx for SQ few weeks back... but alrdy left less than 5 seats... and back then my dates havent confirm cuz my partner havent confirm can take leave...
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:14 AM   #2538
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I have booked tickets for Jun 2019. Can help me see if the itinerary especially travelling times for winter is ok?

15 Jun - Touch down 4pm --> Wellington
16 Jun - Weta Cave and Te PaPa Museum - Wellington
17 Jun - Wellington --> Rotorua
18 Jun - Rotorua --> Wai-O-Tapu and Hobbiton --> Auckland
19 Jun - 9am flight from Auckland to Christchurch --> Lake Lyndon/Arthurs Pass --> Hokitika for evening glow worm
20 Jun - Hokitika --> Punakaiki blowhole --> Fox Glacier (DIY walk to terminal face)
21 Jun - Fox Glacier --> Queenstown (Winter festival from 20 to 23 Jun)
22 Jun - Milford Sound Cruise - Queenstown
23 Jun - Glenorchy / Snow farm NZ - Queenstown
24 Jun - Queenstown --> Arrowtown --> Twizel --> Pukaki --> Mt Cook
25 Jun - Hooker Valley / Tasman Glacier Hike - Mt Cook
26 Jun - Mt Cook --> Tekapo --> Ht Hutt
27 Jun - Ski - Mt Hutt
28 Jun - Ski - Mt Hutt
29 Jun - Ski - Mt Hutt --> Christchurch
30 Jun - 4am return flight
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:02 AM   #2539
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Iím thinking of flying to French Polynesia from Auckland.
Anyone else been there before? Looking at moorea.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:28 PM   #2540
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I have booked tickets for Jun 2019. Can help me see if the itinerary especially travelling times for winter is ok?

15 Jun - Touch down 4pm --> Wellington
16 Jun - Weta Cave and Te PaPa Museum - Wellington
17 Jun - Wellington --> Rotorua
18 Jun - Rotorua --> Wai-O-Tapu and Hobbiton --> Auckland
19 Jun - 9am flight from Auckland to Christchurch --> Lake Lyndon/Arthurs Pass --> Hokitika for evening glow worm
20 Jun - Hokitika --> Punakaiki blowhole --> Fox Glacier (DIY walk to terminal face)
21 Jun - Fox Glacier --> Queenstown (Winter festival from 20 to 23 Jun)
22 Jun - Milford Sound Cruise - Queenstown
23 Jun - Glenorchy / Snow farm NZ - Queenstown
24 Jun - Queenstown --> Arrowtown --> Twizel --> Pukaki --> Mt Cook
25 Jun - Hooker Valley / Tasman Glacier Hike - Mt Cook
26 Jun - Mt Cook --> Tekapo --> Ht Hutt
27 Jun - Ski - Mt Hutt
28 Jun - Ski - Mt Hutt
29 Jun - Ski - Mt Hutt --> Christchurch
30 Jun - 4am return flight

If you aim to ski in Mt Hutt, it is a matter of luck if there is snow on the mountain during that week. Although ski season starts in June, you really need a month of good snow for skiing.

Why not goto NZ later and maybe ski at Queenstown.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:59 PM   #2541
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If you aim to ski in Mt Hutt, it is a matter of luck if there is snow on the mountain during that week. Although ski season starts in June, you really need a month of good snow for skiing.

Why not go to NZ later and maybe ski at Queenstown.
I will be travelling with primary school kids, so the dates are latest I can stretch. We will return to Singapore the Sunday before school reopens.

Mt Hutt traditionally opens earlier than ski resorts near Queenstown. Furthermore, Mt Hutt being nearer to Christchurch, allows me to schedule the ski session at later part of the trip.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:53 PM   #2542
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anybody flew qantas/sq during july to christchurch before? wad r the chances of 1k tix?

planning my 3rd south island trip in july this year
I believe is possible if there is sale since July is not a school holiday and there is no public holiday falls on that month

I managed to get qantas fare from SG to Christchurch $900 per pax during last year black Friday sale. I will be travelling this year 2019 May. Of coz popular departure date from SG such as fri night flight won't be that "low"
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Old 05-01-2019, 02:00 PM   #2543
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Any bros here tried water rafting in new zealand before ? which is better between Tongariro White Water and MOHAKA WHITE WATER ADVENTURE ?
I have tried both service providers since I used to live in NZ for 4 years. Both are great. But MOHAKA has been around for longer, thus, they currently have more reviews about them. But both offer great services, and I don't think you can go wrong with either one of them. Cheers.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:44 PM   #2544
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Has anyone gone to nz with ctc or Chan brothers? Want to bring parents join the 8 days South Island tour coz I donít have driving license and is a chore to plan travel itinerary when traveling with parents. The price as well as itinerary is about the same so not sure which agency to join
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Old 13-01-2019, 03:32 PM   #2545
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Hello guys, appreciate your feedback on my north island itinerary in April to see if it is too rush/feasible or how it can be improved. Kindly note that I will be self-driving from Day 3 onwards. Thanks in advance!

Day 1: Arrive at Auckland 9.30am from SG
Day 2: Auckland (Waiheke Island)
Day 3: Rotorua (Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland + Redwood Treewalk)
Day 4: Huka Falls > Lake Taupo > Stay somewhere between Lake Taupo and Wellington
Day 5: Wellington
Day 6: First Ferry to South Island > Arrive @ Picton 1pm (estimate) > Go to 1 winery in Marlborough for lunch > drive to Kaikoura and stay for the night.
Day 7: Kaikoura Whale Watch @ 7.15am > Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway > drive to Christchurch for the night
Day 8 to 16: explore the remainder of South Island

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Old 14-01-2019, 12:01 PM   #2546
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Any car rental to recommend for North & South island?
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Old 14-01-2019, 09:52 PM   #2547
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Just hoot to Wellington by SQ @ $698
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Old 14-01-2019, 10:15 PM   #2548
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Just hoot to Wellington by SQ @ $698
damn cheappppp
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Old 14-01-2019, 10:30 PM   #2549
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Just hoot to Wellington by SQ @ $698
Wow. So cheap.
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Old 18-01-2019, 11:50 PM   #2550
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Damm! Qantas has rescheduled my flight time to CC. Instead of less than 2 hours transit and reach CC at 1300 , now they arrived me to take the later flight and ended up 12 hrs later. I bought it at sale price at $900 and so have to be treated like that. Most probably I will have to cancel my trip to NZ liao.
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