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Old 17-06-2019, 08:41 PM   #2716
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Besides Roy’s peak, what other walks are similar which is not too difficult for relatively in shape adults without hiking experience and winter friendly (understand this is really subjected to weather on the day itself)

Do share some of your hiking experiences if possible. thanks!
Try Queenstown Hill. Pretty easy climb for a great view.
Key Summit along Milford Road is about the same effort for good view too.

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Old 17-06-2019, 09:41 PM   #2717
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Awesome, will google more on the places
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Old 17-06-2019, 10:05 PM   #2718
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Besides Roy’s peak, what other walks are similar which is not too difficult for relatively in shape adults without hiking experience and winter friendly (understand this is really subjected to weather on the day itself)

Do share some of your hiking experiences if possible. thanks!
i am researching for my own trip. you might want to refer to this, https://www.newzealand.com/sg/short-walks/
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Old 17-06-2019, 10:36 PM   #2719
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That’s for sharing link - I was looking for walks all over but couldn’t find!
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Old 17-06-2019, 11:52 PM   #2720
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can but you will want to buy lot of warm cloth for the baby... warm mean winter cloth...

cause even in summer we are talking about 20 degree or less and sometime if the Southerlies were to hit, dont be surprise you will see snow in summer.
thanks for the tip. will prepare warm/winter clothes.
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Old 18-06-2019, 02:17 AM   #2721
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The popular tracks in mount cook are horrible. Turned into ice trails alr last week

Besides Roy’s peak, what other walks are similar which is not too difficult for relatively in shape adults without hiking experience and winter friendly (understand this is really subjected to weather on the day itself)

Do share some of your hiking experiences if possible. thanks!
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Old 18-06-2019, 09:35 AM   #2722
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Read thru more than 100 over pages and TQ for all your inputs. I have decided to go to south island in end sept. Attached my route. Any comments, pls feel free to advise

Day 1
Arrival CH in morning
(1N as I can't sleep onboard)

Day 2
> botanic garden & North Hayley park > arther pass > pancake rocks
(1N Greymouth)

Day 3
> hokitika > glow worm dell > lake mapourika
(1N Franz Josef)

Day 4 (abit rush and if weather dont permit, will helihike at Mt cook few days later)
Helihike FJ > lake matheson > terminal face of fox glacier > all the lookouts
(2N wanaka)

Day 5 (wanaka)
Roy's peak or isthmus peak, followed by puzzle world)
(To note the closure period for both peaks)

Day 6
> arrowtown > activities at QT
2N queestown

Day 7
Milford cruise include kayak

Day 8 (decided to skip te anau and glenorchy)
> dunedin > baldwin st > moeraki > blue penguin colony
1N Oamaru

Day 9
> high country salmon farm > twizel > hook valley trek
1N mount cook

Day 10 (heli hike at mt cook & tasman Glacier if helihike at day 4 is cancelled)
> glacier boat ride > lake pukaki
1N tekapo (FnE at John mount observatory or lake alexandrina)

Day 11
> akaroa
1N CH

Day 12
> back to spore

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Hi, firstly may I know how you did the map outlining? just using paint? had always wanted to do that for my trip briefing.

secondly, may I know why u decide to include Dunedin and skip Te Anau/Glenorchy ?

I had similar route design previously like urs, but was advised to skip Dunedin coz dunedin itself is worth 2 days (otago peninsula).
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Old 18-06-2019, 12:17 PM   #2723
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Yes. Just using paint. Dunedin is just a pit stop for me coz I will be at oamaru as I wanted to visit the penguin colony at night. For genorchy, I may backtrack from Queenstown if I have the time

As for te anau, it is more like a base for miford and since im using Queenstown as the base, I thought i could skip since I am not visiting the glow worm cave and lake te anau.

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Old 18-06-2019, 12:49 PM   #2724
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To add on, my focus is more on trekking, glacier walk, heli hike, scenery and jetboat. Another reason to skip te anau is to minimise backtracking unless there are attractions (at te anau) which die die cannot miss (imo there is none)

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Old 18-06-2019, 04:01 PM   #2725
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but fjordland national park is quite highly rated...

i'm inclined to go for Lake Marian Hike which I feel is quite breathtaking.

https://www.backcountrycow.com/blog/...ck-new-zealand

am also going to go the Key Summit Track

https://serenaslenses.net/key-summit...y_Summit_Track
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Old 18-06-2019, 04:20 PM   #2726
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Looks nice. Too bad I do not have so many days to spare but will really consider expanding the loop if I can squeeze another 1 to 2 days.

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Old 19-06-2019, 02:08 PM   #2727
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Can class 3 license (which stated can only drive max 3000kg) rent those 7m+ 6 berth motorhome over there?

my apology if this is asked and answered before, can't find a definite answer though, and the email reply from Maui was pretty vague.
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Old 20-06-2019, 01:06 AM   #2728
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Can class 3 license (which stated can only drive max 3000kg) rent those 7m+ 6 berth motorhome over there?

my apology if this is asked and answered before, can't find a definite answer though, and the email reply from Maui was pretty vague.
Yes, you can.
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Old 20-06-2019, 10:05 PM   #2729
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oh ya can I confirm that an IDP is not required with SG driving licence for car rental?
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Old 20-06-2019, 10:34 PM   #2730
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For all of you who wants free rental, you might want to check this out

https://www.transfercar.co.nz/
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