New Zealand Travel

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Chunkyswifey143:  You should be fine!! Make sure you check with your hotel if you can get any package deals for touristy things! Where are you heading? I maybe able to recommend some fun/cheap things to do 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Kiwi living in Australia… I’d say that’s easily enough :)!  Where are you heading to in particular? Enjoy 🙂

Post # 5
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457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

No need to stress, at all – your budget is more than adequate. New Zealand is one of the easiest countries in the world to travel around, and some of the very best things to do are free.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Chunkyswifey143:  I’ve spent so much more time in North island than South Island; I’m sure there are many bees more qualified than me to make specific recommendations for your itinerary.

But in general, Kiwis love the outdoor life and the accessibility of beautiful (and free!) strolls, walk and hikes is truly incredible. Even just driving around is a pure pleasure! The variety of sights and vistas that await a visitor around every turn in the road never fail to delight me.

I’d recommend not cramming too many paid activities into your trip, and leave plenty of time for just exploring and getting to know the country. Strike up conversations wherever you go – you’ll almost always learn something interesting and maybe even be invited to get to know the locals better.

I’ve had incredible expereinces doing just that – including one day spent with a Maori community at some canoes races and being invited to their after-party at the marae, with delicious food and lively haka, and another afternoon that I ended up spending at an elderly sheepdog breeder’s farm, while he showed me how he trained his dogs and showed me his many awards.

Even if you don’t end up making some local friends, just giving yourselves time to explore on your own can lead to some priceless experiences . . .

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Easily done on 5k. It will be warming up as well – do a lot of tramping/hiking, wine tasting,possibly swim with dolphins?

Have fun!

Post # 9
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Chunkyswifey143:  Exciting for you! A new website has just been launched – and it offers some good tourity things at decent discounts – worth a look: http://www.gobook.co.nz/queenstown-wanaka – it has other regions too. We are doing a 16 day road trip to the South Island over Christmas and New Year so have been researching excitedly too. Have fun!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@Chunkyswifey143:  $5,000 should be enough. Things are a bit pricey compared to here, but remember EVERYTHING already includes tax in the sales price (i love that!) I too, have spent most of my time in North Island, but whale watching and beautiful scenery are popular in the South. Plenty to do!

Just wanted to say have a great time!!! I miss New Zealand, it is truly the most beautiful country in the world!

Post # 11
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Chunkyswifey143:  Wine tasting and if you’re upfor it in Queenstown  you could go jetboating or bungy jumping. Milford sounds is beautiful 🙂

Im from the north island but I frequently go to Christchurch to visit family. Orana park in christchurch is quite nice. It’s a zoo with really big and nice enclosures. 

Post # 13
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@Chunkyswifey143:  Have fun & congrats in advance! You’ll be tooootally fine on that budget – esp with the exchange rate!

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