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Old 30-01-2017, 05:26 PM   #1021
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i think it be better to go with a guide? if not i 'ho lan' how?
Urm which motorhome rental do you guys recommend?
Anyway, happy cny to u guys!
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Old 30-01-2017, 10:22 PM   #1022
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i think it be better to go with a guide? if not i 'ho lan' how?
Urm which motorhome rental do you guys recommend?
Anyway, happy cny to u guys!
wont ho lan one... alot ppl will be doing it...

plus it'll be marked along the way...

it's not those totally "no paths" or "anyhow make ur own way up" that kind of hike... all well known trails in nz will be like that...
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Old 31-01-2017, 07:35 AM   #1023
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Helicopter rescue is free. Haha. Stick to known trails, follow fellow hikers, you won't have problems.

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Old 31-01-2017, 08:11 AM   #1024
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Compact 7.00 days @ $43.00 $300.99
Premium Location Fee - Auckland Airport, Fixed @ $10.00 $10.00
Stress Free - Car, Daily @ $17.00
$119.00
Social Media Booking Assistance, Fixed @ $0.00 $0.00
Total Estimate of Charges: NZD $429.99
(All Prices GST Inclusive)
i was quoted for this by Juicy - compact.
is this a good deal?
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:07 AM   #1025
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Quite expensive. Have you tried other rental companies?

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Old 01-02-2017, 01:34 AM   #1026
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which do u suggest?
actually i just changed my mind and wana try something which i wont get to drive in SG
Am thinking of SUV, any to recommend?
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:22 PM   #1027
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When does SIA release fare promotion for direct flights to NZ ah? specifically Christchurch in Jan 2018 period.

noticed they just launched promotion for May 2017 period at 1.1k return.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:05 PM   #1028
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When does SIA release fare promotion for direct flights to NZ ah? specifically Christchurch in Jan 2018 period.
January? Forget about it - middle of summer, vacation time. Why would they run promotion when can sell tickets for full price? My roundtrip ticket in Economy costed me $2235...
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:31 PM   #1029
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which do u suggest?
actually i just changed my mind and wana try something which i wont get to drive in SG
Am thinking of SUV, any to recommend?
Have you looked at apex and omega? I'm not sure what you get to drive in sg... Cars are cars ma, got special ones meh?

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Old 02-02-2017, 11:34 AM   #1030
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Yup i looked at them, in the end i am going with Europcar, MB GLC220D AWD AUTO.NZD1,293.78 for 10days.
Do u think i got a gd deal?
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:31 PM   #1031
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Yup i looked at them, in the end i am going with Europcar, MB GLC220D AWD AUTO.NZD1,293.78 for 10days.
Do u think i got a gd deal?
Well, you have to decide on what is a good deal for you. We drive normal sedan, book 15 days with GPS and full insurace cost the same as you book Merc for 10 days. But do factor in fuel which is expensive and for Merc I believe should be more thirsty than your typical Japanese car.
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:17 PM   #1032
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Well, you have to decide on what is a good deal for you. We drive normal sedan, book 15 days with GPS and full insurace cost the same as you book Merc for 10 days. But do factor in fuel which is expensive and for Merc I believe should be more thirsty than your typical Japanese car.
Which company did you rent from? How was the experience
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:35 PM   #1033
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Which company did you rent from? How was the experience
I have used ezi car before but my trip this year I might want to try Apex. Currently visa card got some promo for some tier 1 rental company like hertz and the price difference around NZ$200. Not sure if 200 bucks is a ok premium to pay for driving a newer car over 15 days

I am not very particular and my past experience with Ezi or any other car rental firm were quite uneventful. Pretty much just pick up + some simple explanation and off we go.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:41 PM   #1034
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I have used ezi car before but my trip this year I might want to try Apex. Currently visa card got some promo for some tier 1 rental company like hertz and the price difference around NZ$200. Not sure if 200 bucks is a ok premium to pay for driving a newer car over 15 days

I am not very particular and my past experience with Ezi or any other car rental firm were quite uneventful. Pretty much just pick up + some simple explanation and off we go.
Hmm their pick up locations quite limited. Would prefer a pick up at nelson or picton.

Anyway, has anyone here done the full coastal walk at Abel Tasman? Would love to hear your experience.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:54 PM   #1035
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i've only done the 1st portion before... from anchorage bay to marahau...

iirc we took the boat to anchorage bay then walk backed to marahau...

there's a few points along the way u can see the coast... the waters/islands... but half or more than half the time is walking through bushes/trees... not much to see...

i cant say for the subsequent portions of abel tasman since i havent been there so it may be better?





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