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Old 30-07-2019, 11:00 AM   #2776
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Plan to travel to nz during CNY 2020 for 14 days. Any recommendations?
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Old 30-07-2019, 11:04 AM   #2777
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The best recommendation is gg thru all pages. That's how I derived my itinerary

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Old 31-07-2019, 04:18 PM   #2778
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Booked a campervan for 10 days on South Island in Jan 2020. Is anyone able to advise if we should book the campsites in advance? Will require powered sites for our campervan. Thanks!
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Old 31-07-2019, 06:51 PM   #2779
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Booked a campervan for 10 days on South Island in Jan 2020. Is anyone able to advise if we should book the campsites in advance? Will require powered sites for our campervan. Thanks!
January is the peak period for all camping sites and most of them are usually fully booked. if you goto NZ after the 15 January, you will be safe as the school re-opens. If not, I recommend you start booking the right campsites now. The popular ones will be booked very quickly. Most campsites will provide power for your campervans.
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Old 31-07-2019, 07:30 PM   #2780
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January is the peak period for all camping sites and most of them are usually fully booked. if you goto NZ after the 15 January, you will be safe as the school re-opens. If not, I recommend you start booking the right campsites now. The popular ones will be booked very quickly. Most campsites will provide power for your campervans.
Thanks Angy for your advise! Our travel period will be from 8th to 17th Jan. We did read that it will be peak period in January but we weren’t sure if we wanted to book because we might want to try stopping over at free campsites in between and not want the booking to go to waste. But seems like booking will be a better choice. Thanks again!
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Old 15-08-2019, 04:41 PM   #2781
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Early Jan will be quite busy as the locals are also on vacation break.
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Old 21-08-2019, 12:05 PM   #2782
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Oh I thought visa and NzETA are the same thing and since we are in the list of visa waiver countries, we need not apply for the NzETA.

But I stand corrected, as lurker88 bro has rightly pointed out.
"You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). The IVL costs NZD $35 and is paid at the same time as the NZeTA."

Apparently we have to apply for NZeta and also IVL. $9 + $35 = NZD$44

Is that accurate?
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Old 21-08-2019, 05:48 PM   #2783
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"You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). The IVL costs NZD $35 and is paid at the same time as the NZeTA."

Apparently we have to apply for NZeta and also IVL. $9 + $35 = NZD$44

Is that accurate?
NZD44 is correct
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Old 21-08-2019, 06:06 PM   #2784
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They must be sick of tourists who dirty the place indiscriminately. Now we have to pay the price.
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Old 21-08-2019, 08:25 PM   #2785
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They must be sick of tourists who dirty the place indiscriminately. Now we have to pay the price.
Been to NZ few times. Never seen tourist places littered. I think they are just looking for revenue, some of which should be ploughed back into tourism I presume.
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Old 23-08-2019, 08:21 AM   #2786
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"You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). The IVL costs NZD $35 and is paid at the same time as the NZeTA."

Apparently we have to apply for NZeta and also IVL. $9 + $35 = NZD$44

Is that accurate?
I didn't see if there is a minimum age? Any exemption on baby/ infant?

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Old 24-08-2019, 04:09 PM   #2787
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Hi guys, anyone travelled to South island with infant/toddler? I see the itinerary here, most ppl do round trip to and fro chc via fox glacier and lake cook.

But I don't think Glacier is suitable for small kids. Is there any alternative? If not the drive back from Queenstown to CHC is rather far.

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Old 24-08-2019, 05:24 PM   #2788
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Hi guys, anyone travelled to South island with infant/toddler? I see the itinerary here, most ppl do round trip to and fro chc via fox glacier and lake cook.

But I don't think Glacier is suitable for small kids. Is there any alternative? If not the drive back from Queenstown to CHC is rather far.

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cc > tekapo > queenstown > wanaka > mt cook > cc

for ur case maybe add a te anau night for milford soud before u go wanaka

that's wad i did in my recent trip, my 3rd time to south island...
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Old 24-08-2019, 05:48 PM   #2789
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cc > tekapo > queenstown > wanaka > mt cook > cc

for ur case maybe add a te anau night for milford soud before u go wanaka

that's wad i did in my recent trip, my 3rd time to south island...
Many thanks! How many days did u do?

How many days would u suggest for the route above?

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Old 24-08-2019, 08:33 PM   #2790
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Wah bro, 3 times u go for holidays ar

cc > tekapo > queenstown > wanaka > mt cook > cc

for ur case maybe add a te anau night for milford soud before u go wanaka

that's wad i did in my recent trip, my 3rd time to south island...
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