HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Back from South island New Zealand

Like Tree219Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 23-01-2017, 10:01 PM   #1006
Master Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,491
Please note - in AU/NZ basic CWD is already included in the cost of rental. It is law.
invisible999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2017, 10:54 PM   #1007
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
BlurKillerEX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 12,509
Please note - in AU/NZ basic CWD is already included in the cost of rental. It is law.
Can explain further on this?
BlurKillerEX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2017, 03:33 AM   #1008
Master Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,491
Can explain further on this?
In New Zealand, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in car rental rates. The CDW excess (deductible) is the responsibility of the renter, however some credit cards, such as my US issued Platinum Visa, will cover the excess.
invisible999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2017, 11:40 AM   #1009
Senior Member
 
megafortress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,943
hey guys. quick question on the car rental. is there really a difference between a 5 year old car and a 1 to 2 year old car? coz the difference in the rental between the 2 is quite big sia.
__________________
“人生有限,但人生的自传是无限的,就看你们怎么写。”
megafortress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2017, 12:07 PM   #1010
Senior Member
 
_Dave_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,236
No difference to me. Car is just to drive from A to B. I usually get the full insurance, but so far I never had to invoke it ie never sustained any damage before.

_Dave_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 05:11 PM   #1011
Senior Member
 
xorionn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,010
do ya all know if any airlines got promos below $900-1k now? previously qantas but i think over liao...
xorionn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 07:38 PM   #1012
Senior Member
 
_Dave_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,236
Air new Zealand sometimes have offer. Akl to sin 1 way nzd 400.

_Dave_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 10:20 AM   #1013
Senior Member
 
megafortress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,943
do ya all know if any airlines got promos below $900-1k now? previously qantas but i think over liao...
emirates got promo until end jan so you should really go check it out now.

i got mine to christchurch in apr for slightly less than $900
__________________
“人生有限,但人生的自传是无限的,就看你们怎么写。”
megafortress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 04:18 PM   #1014
Moderator
 
sCuzzZy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 29,086
I got mine from SQ for 1288 as it's a direct flight.

I did recall a qantas flight for 893. two weeks back. not exactly great timings tho.
sCuzzZy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 10:48 PM   #1015
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 322
Hi Guys and girls,

I be travelling to NZ , northernisland on 1st week of March. Thought of sharing my itenary and would welcome if you can share your opinion or suggestion to make our trip better.

Bought an airticket from SG to auckland at 1288 per pax. (NOW they come out with second birthday sale, which only cost 980!!).
Reach auckland airport on 3rd March at ~1140pm
-Will check in a nearby hotel and have a quick rest.
-Next day i would be renting a motorhome at nearby hotel, Wilderness is the company.
- Will travel down south, towards Waitomo for black water rafting. Will probably have brunch at Huhu Cafe
-After waitomo, will drive towards Lake taupo for a stay over.
- Skydiving the next day. follow by exploring of town at lake taupo.
- Go for the Torigario Alphine crossing, which will most probably take a day. Stay over at lake taupo again.
So its gona be 3d2n at lake taupo
-Go for the huka fall jet before driving off to Rotorua.
-Probably stay there for 3d n. Will join Te puria tour, try the Rotura night market. And go for the Wai O tapu or Hells gate tour. If time permit, will go for wine tasting at the wineary near the skyline condola.
-Drive towards Hobbiton village on the 7th day. Before proceeding back to Auckland main city.
-Explore the city for 3d2n, and back to SG

Budget would be around 2.5k per pax for 2 person.

Any suggestion?
anyone can help me in in my planning as above? i am not sure if its good or too rush or anything
also i am rching auckland in the midnight arnd 12am. Is there any place to stay nearby as i would need to pick up my motorhome then ext day morning
IGfusion83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 11:50 PM   #1016
Greater Supremacy Member
 
mata_hippo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 86,039
anyone can help me in in my planning as above? i am not sure if its good or too rush or anything
also i am rching auckland in the midnight arnd 12am. Is there any place to stay nearby as i would need to pick up my motorhome then ext day morning
jus to confirm ur skydive is 1 day and alpine crossing is 1 day right?

havent done the tongariro alpine crossing but i had housemates who did it... takes up 1 full day from early day... your fitness will also determine how soon you start/end...

the spot u start and end can also be different right? so since u have ur own car u have to ownself see how best to get back to ur car...

hell's gate is interesting... very large areas of those pools... can play with the mud too...

i think there's a geyser in the taupo area too but i cant rmb exactly the name or where it is...

the luge at taupo has a longer trail than the one at queenstown, i tried both and taupo's one is definitely more enjoyable...

the schedule seems ok to me
IGfusion83 likes this.
mata_hippo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 11:54 PM   #1017
Greater Supremacy Member
 
mata_hippo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 86,039
for those who have been to mt cook and glenorchy in the south... how is my schedule like?

i've been to all areas about 5 years back for except mt cook and the Glenorchy area of queenstown...

mata_hippo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2017, 10:37 PM   #1018
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 322
jus to confirm ur skydive is 1 day and alpine crossing is 1 day right?

havent done the tongariro alpine crossing but i had housemates who did it... takes up 1 full day from early day... your fitness will also determine how soon you start/end...

the spot u start and end can also be different right? so since u have ur own car u have to ownself see how best to get back to ur car...

hell's gate is interesting... very large areas of those pools... can play with the mud too...

i think there's a geyser in the taupo area too but i cant rmb exactly the name or where it is...

the luge at taupo has a longer trail than the one at queenstown, i tried both and taupo's one is definitely more enjoyable...

the schedule seems ok to me
yes 1 day each. but i will stay 3 days at lake taupo to cater if theres any bad weather for my jump.
IGfusion83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-01-2017, 04:53 PM   #1019
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 322
Anyone did the tongariro alpine crossing tour?
May i get some suggestion on which tour group to go for?
IGfusion83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-01-2017, 05:53 PM   #1020
Greater Supremacy Member
 
mata_hippo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 86,039
Anyone did the tongariro alpine crossing tour?
May i get some suggestion on which tour group to go for?
outside of winter season u dun need a guided tour right?

only during winter then it's compulsory to go on guided tour...
mata_hippo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On