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Old 24-02-2017, 06:10 PM   #1156
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anyone done water rafting before ar? I saw some package in QTN offer grade 1-3 and another is 4-5. Of cos 4-5 is more adventurous/ dangerous but how challenging is that for a total noobie. Should I stick to the easy one
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Old 25-02-2017, 01:58 AM   #1157
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anyone done water rafting before ar? I saw some package in QTN offer grade 1-3 and another is 4-5. Of cos 4-5 is more adventurous/ dangerous but how challenging is that for a total noobie. Should I stick to the easy one
4-5 pls....... nothing challenging one la... just wear helmet and hang on tightly! lolxxxxxx
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Old 25-02-2017, 03:43 AM   #1158
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Seems like further south I go, less asians I see, issit cuz cannot take the cold
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Old 25-02-2017, 03:44 AM   #1159
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ohhhh. hmm. i will probably be wearing my sneakers on the plane and putting my trekking boots in the luggage. Will they check my luggage then?



haha not putting in luggage la. is carry with me on the plane. i got habit of eating sweets on the plane so i always carry a couple packets of mints with me.
if the luggage x-ray shows that you have hiking boots, then they may check, yup. it's all to protect the environment, so dont worry as long as you've done the proper procedures..

airnz has sweets available on the plane.
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Old 28-02-2017, 05:54 PM   #1160
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Forgot which beach. Will update when I remember


Lake wanaka


AirBnB in Christchurch


common road in NZ south island


at hammer springs.


Punakaki


AirBnB Queenstown


Nugget Point lighthouse

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Old 28-02-2017, 05:59 PM   #1161
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Tunnel beach. Damn long walk. Not worth
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Old 28-02-2017, 06:06 PM   #1162
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common mistake, it should be Hanmer Springs
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:04 PM   #1163
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Just got back from Abel Tasman, didn't expect the trek to be mostly up and down hill, sibei shag. Nonetheless completed the full 55km, it was really one kind of experience.
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Old 04-03-2017, 04:46 PM   #1164
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Wah sian, decided to book 2 nights in chch, regret sia, nothing to do here. Dunno what to do tmr, any suggestions? Thinking of driving down to akaroa for the day.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:46 PM   #1165
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How's your experience so far?

Wah sian, decided to book 2 nights in chch, regret sia, nothing to do here. Dunno what to do tmr, any suggestions? Thinking of driving down to akaroa for the day.
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:25 AM   #1166
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How's your experience so far?
Overall trip or just in chch? Overall has been great, travelling alone allowed me to expand my comfort zone, meet a lot of ppl and made new friends.

The views here are pretty much mystical, drove down Arthur's pass a couple of days back and it was the best drive ever. Felt like i was being transported into middle earth. The people here are nice too, especially in smaller towns, like you can walk in the street early morning and people would bid you good morning and even cashiers at supermarket would ask you how's your day etc.

I brought a tent and sleeping bag so I can pretty much camp if I can't secure accommodation. So far I feel it's been pretty safe, other campers generally won't disturb you and mostly just make small talks.

Hitchhiking is pretty popular as well, though I probably wouldn't do it. So far I've picked up 4 hitchhikers, they all told me that I'm the first Asian that picked them up

The people I met don't believe me when I said I'm 23 too, quite funny to see their reaction. Oh, and there are a lot of Germans here, all the hostels I've stayed at, I have at least 1 German roommate

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Wah sian, decided to book 2 nights in chch, regret sia, nothing to do here. Dunno what to do tmr, any suggestions? Thinking of driving down to akaroa for the day.
There's a very authentic Japanese restaurant in Christchurch. Can't remember the name off hand, but you can check out zomato. But yeah, chch got nothing much I feel. I was there for work for about a week and I was pretty bored the whole time there.

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I haven't been to akaroa, but I heard that there are some tours departing there? Maybe albatross or whale watching, if you're interested in those..

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Old 05-03-2017, 03:15 PM   #1169
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I haven't been to akaroa, but I heard that there are some tours departing there? Maybe albatross or whale watching, if you're interested in those..
Went to akaroa today with one of my hostel roommate, we climbed purple peak via curry track and got a fantastic pano view of the town and the sea. Then we had a small picnic near the top since she brought some food. Well worth the 4h we spent under the hot scorching sun.
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