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Thanks for all the replies. Sorry for the late reply back (almost a year). After I originally posted this, our trip was postoned and the cancelled. Now, however, I am glad to say the trip ...
Atomic's website claims they run over the Lewis Pass ... did you ask them?
I'd say I'm pretty experienced and fairly fit, most of the backpacking I've done has been between 2000 m and 3500 m in elevation with plenty of navigation. I was more wondering what the winter ...
I was rather lucky on my recent trip to NZS. The major rides included: - a lift from/and to The Divide - a ride from the roadend to Te Anau after completing Hollyford Track. - a jetboat ...
That helps a ton! I am starting my trip in christchurch so I am happy to hear that it won't be a struggle to get out on my first trip. cheers
Hi flapper I dont know where you are going to land so Christchurch has alot of bus lines that go to most parts of the South island. Tracknet who are based in TeAnau can take ...
Kepler, Rees Dart, Routeburn, Queen Charlotte. Cheers.
If you are here during the summer months wet wading is fine. If it is only a short walk from your cars could be worth taking waders but they are heavy and bulky things to ...
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Thanks again - that's a huge help! I've got a Lonely Planet guide and another just about tramping. I'll see what I can do about getting passes and campsites now. Thanks so much again for ...
I am a college student from the USA and will be studying at Uni. Canterbury from february-june. I am an experienced hiker and outdoors person looking for some good weekend tramps as well as longer ...
sounds good. Have tried to find out a bit more about you, Trevor1; but, the system has failed me (see profiles thread). What's about you? A private post can be sent to me via ...
Thanks, sounds good...
The Alpine supermarket at the top of Shotover St (main st)will be open till 8pm generally and is good for most things but of course Fresh Choice supermarket is bigger and perhaps better for prices. ...
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The nearest Alpine area to Auckland is Tongariro National Park, which is a volcanic landscape. There are several huts around the park that you could walk to and do trips from. Otherwise the South Island ...
I am going to be in NZ for about nine days in the end of August into the first week of September visiting my girlfriend who is studying in Lincoln. Just curious if anyone has ...
Hi everyone, I'm on annual leave from the 24th of July till the 3rd of August inclusive. I'd love to do the abel tasman or heaphy if anyone is up for it? Val
Here's a new kea hazzard, or a new level of Kea ingenuity. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10575240 I wonder if the poms have a border alert for illegal kea immigrants
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Hi, I usually get multiple stings at least twice a year. This year I managed to avoid it. I guess it was because I didn't travel in a group, only with my partner. Some strategies ...
Thanks for the possum advice -- here's hoping we'll sleep straight through any noisy possum parties.
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thanks for the tips everyone...
Just before these regulations came in there was an article in the FMC Bulletin written by an Air New Zealand executive which explained Air New Zealand's and the airline industry's reasons for the restrictions that ...
I posted several threads last year for advice on our visit to NZ (from Wales) in February. I just wanted to say thanks for all the help you gave, we are now safely returned to Wales ...
Sadly there's little doubt that vehicle break ins are problem at some trail ends. Advice to arrange transport to road ends does not solve the problem and adds extra expense, though unavoidable on the non ...
In the South Island, the Heaphy Track (4 days, it's a Great Walk and rather a wide path-like track, great scenery including native bush, tussock downs, palm lined beaches) would be a safe bet in ...
I have hidden bikes at tracks regularly. You just have to consider the probability of somebody finding it -- and thieves are more likely to go for cars. There is generally somewhere to hide a ...
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