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By *rglass OP   Woman 39 weeks ago

Shortland Street

Feeling inspired by the new tourism ad. Looking for ideas - places to go, things to do.

Give it to me

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By *rglass OP   Woman 38 weeks ago

Shortland Street

Disappointing Kiwis. No responses, not even any innuendos.

No choccie fishes for you

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By *bcxyzWoman 38 weeks ago

Winchester/Christchurch

Uretiti beach. My go-to for a long walk....always take a sulu though.

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By *rglass OP   Woman 38 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Uretiti beach. My go-to for a long walk....always take a sulu though."

I love a nice long stroll on the beach. The sound of the waves, the smell of the sea and the sand in between my....

Toes

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By *bcxyzWoman 38 weeks ago

Winchester/Christchurch

I’ll wave the next time I pass lol

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By *arewithmeMan 38 weeks ago

Craven Arms


"Feeling inspired by the new tourism ad. Looking for ideas - places to go, things to do.

Give it to me

"

Take a drive along the Forgotten Highway, well worth it.

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By *rglass OP   Woman 38 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Feeling inspired by the new tourism ad. Looking for ideas - places to go, things to do.

Give it to me

Take a drive along the Forgotten Highway, well worth it."

I'd never even heard of it (not being a native) I have just googled it. Thanks for the tip

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By *arewithmeMan 38 weeks ago

Craven Arms


"Feeling inspired by the new tourism ad. Looking for ideas - places to go, things to do.

Give it to me

Take a drive along the Forgotten Highway, well worth it.

I'd never even heard of it (not being a native) I have just googled it. Thanks for the tip "

The clue is in the title, that's why you haven't heard of it.

Do you think its something you could well enjoy

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By *rglass OP   Woman 38 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Feeling inspired by the new tourism ad. Looking for ideas - places to go, things to do.

Give it to me

Take a drive along the Forgotten Highway, well worth it.

I'd never even heard of it (not being a native) I have just googled it. Thanks for the tip

The clue is in the title, that's why you haven't heard of it.

Do you think its something you could well enjoy "

I would love it. Thank you.

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By *arewithmeMan 38 weeks ago

Craven Arms

Another place to visit is Huka Falls, do the jet boat ride, its amazing

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By *rglass OP   Woman 38 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Another place to visit is Huka Falls, do the jet boat ride, its amazing "

I have spent some time in and around Taupo, but didnt go to Huka Falls.

Might have to next time....

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By *ingobingoMan 38 weeks ago

chch

Any or all of the South Island. Come on down ??

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By *rglass OP   Woman 38 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Any or all of the South Island. Come on down ??"

The South Island is beautiful. I have seen lots of it. Any where in particular you would recommend?

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By *bcxyzWoman 38 weeks ago

Winchester/Christchurch

I’m biased but it’s my favourite place in the world.

Amazing walking trails in the west if you’re fit and like a challenge or nature reserves in south, party town and tourists (in the ‘day’) in Queenstown and decent skiing and boarding if it’s your thing. What you looking for that you didn’t find before?

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By *ingobingoMan 38 weeks ago

chch

Hamner Springs is great for chilling out in the hotpools & in any kind of weather.

Further north, the beaches up at Kaiteritiri are amazing.

I'm less familiar with the far south but have had fantastic times in Wanaka & Tekapo.

I feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful and peaceful place.

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By *erry bull1Man 37 weeks ago

doncaster

I went over there for 6 weeks and hired a camper van to travel around

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By *ingobingoMan 37 weeks ago

chch


"I went over there for 6 weeks and hired a camper van to travel around "

I did that in Northland earlier this year. Great fun!

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By *rglass OP   Woman 37 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"I’m biased but it’s my favourite place in the world.

Amazing walking trails in the west if you’re fit and like a challenge or nature reserves in south, party town and tourists (in the ‘day’) in Queenstown and decent skiing and boarding if it’s your thing. What you looking for that you didn’t find before?"

I like exploring out of the way places and seeing things that are not so well known, such as Clay Cliffs near Omarama and Elephant Rocks near Duntroon.

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By *liXbigMan 34 weeks ago

Wellington

If you enjoy peaceful nights under the stars, you might want to experience the dark sky in the Mackenzie Country and Lake Tekapo.

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By *rglass OP   Woman 34 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"If you enjoy peaceful nights under the stars, you might want to experience the dark sky in the Mackenzie Country and Lake Tekapo. "

Sounds perfect.

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By *liXbigMan 34 weeks ago

Wellington

And, I forgot yo mention this, in Tekapo you can even relax in a hot pool under the stars!!!

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By *rglass OP   Woman 34 weeks ago

Shortland Street

There is something similar at Omarama. I do really want to go to Tekapo as the alternative Alps to Ocean starting point.

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By *mudg3rMan 34 weeks ago

edinburgh

A day at the Cable Bay winery on Waiheke Island is a wonderful day out. Lovely surroundings, restaurant and, of course, wines.

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By *rglass OP   Woman 34 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"A day at the Cable Bay winery on Waiheke Island is a wonderful day out. Lovely surroundings, restaurant and, of course, wines. "

That sounds perfect. I have never been to Waiheke Island.

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By *ifers4u2Couple 34 weeks ago

Dunfermline

As a tourist, but lucky enough to have visited 5 times, relatives met Auckland, I will throw my favourites into the mix.

Bethels Beach

Bay of Islands - view from top of hill at Russell is one of most beautiful views

Walk along hill top at Long Bay and back by the shore

South Island - anywhere.

Greetings from the Scots. Xx

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By *ighugs69Man 34 weeks ago

Port Talbot

Lived in Auckland for 2 years & took a motorbike & car around the South Island.

There's a number of good places close to Auckland. Piha is worth a trip, the ocean road along the Coromandel is an amazing drive/ride.

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By *liXbigMan 34 weeks ago

Wellington

Seeing Bethell's Beach and Piha mentioned, I want to draw attention to a beach I favour over these two: Karekare.

And if you are into hiking, I recommend a walk between Whatipu (at the entrance of Manukau Harbour) and Karekare along the coast (watch the tides!) and retour via the ridge track. Great scenery!

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By *aughty SideCouple 33 weeks ago

Cheshire, Staffordhire, Shropshire


"Feeling inspired by the new tourism ad. Looking for ideas - places to go, things to do.

Give it to me

Take a drive along the Forgotten Highway, well worth it."

We once fix that but can’t remember much about it

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By *rglass OP   Woman 33 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Seeing Bethell's Beach and Piha mentioned, I want to draw attention to a beach I favour over these two: Karekare.

And if you are into hiking, I recommend a walk between Whatipu (at the entrance of Manukau Harbour) and Karekare along the coast (watch the tides!) and retour via the ridge track. Great scenery!"

Just googled it and wow! The photos on the website look gorgeous.

Tunnel Beach is reasonably local to me and is a definite go-see here.

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By *liXbigMan 33 weeks ago

Wellington

Glad you like it. It's a great scenery with lots of history.

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By *al1980Man 32 weeks ago

egremont

I used to like wanaka for a weekend away, nice and chilled

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By *al1980Man 32 weeks ago

egremont

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By *al1980Man 32 weeks ago

egremont


"I’m biased but it’s my favourite place in the world.

Amazing walking trails in the west if you’re fit and like a challenge or nature reserves in south, party town and tourists (in the ‘day’) in Queenstown and decent skiing and boarding if it’s your thing. What you looking for that you

didn’t find before?"

Spent many a Friday night in the winch about ten years ago,

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By *rglass OP   Woman 31 weeks ago

Shortland Street

I've just booked up to go to Mou Waho in Wanaka. It looks amazing an island in Lake Wanaka that has it's own lake.

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By (user no longer on site) 31 weeks ago

Te Anau and the glow worm caves. I went there on the boat late one moonlit night. The moonlight was illuminating the snowy hills. It was quite perfect.

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By *rglass OP   Woman 31 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Te Anau and the glow worm caves. I went there on the boat late one moonlit night. The moonlight was illuminating the snowy hills. It was quite perfect. "

I did the boat trip to the glow worm caves in Te Anau when I was backpacking then ended up in The Moose bar later and our tour guide for the glow worms sang Taking it Easy by The Eagles. He had an amazing voice. Great memories

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By (user no longer on site) 30 weeks ago

Wonderful memories. I really must return.

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By *ick001Man 28 weeks ago

northshore


"Te Anau and the glow worm caves. I went there on the boat late one moonlit night. The moonlight was illuminating the snowy hills. It was quite perfect.

I did the boat trip to the glow worm caves in Te Anau when I was backpacking then ended up in The Moose bar later and our tour guide for the glow worms sang Taking it Easy by The Eagles. He had an amazing voice. Great memories

"

Nicee xx

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By *andDPCouple 28 weeks ago

Lancashire

have always wanted to go to New Zealand, so much more than oz. My mum went. Think I've still got distant relatives over there. Must go someday

ps i guess are members from New Zealand allowed to arrange meets?

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By *rglass OP   Woman 28 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"have always wanted to go to New Zealand, so much more than oz. My mum went. Think I've still got distant relatives over there. Must go someday

ps i guess are members from New Zealand allowed to arrange meets? "

No covid restrictions here, only encouragement to use government tracing app. I could arrange meets if I wanted to.

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By *andDPCouple 28 weeks ago

Lancashire

that's cool to know must be great to be a new Zealander right now x

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By *andDPCouple 27 weeks ago

Lancashire

did anyone go to that big music festival this weekend.. so jealous

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By *rglass OP   Woman 27 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"did anyone go to that big music festival this weekend.. so jealous "

I wish. Sadly not.

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By *andDPCouple 27 weeks ago

Lancashire

so jealous that you at least have the opportunity.. i work in the live music industry so it's been horrible

d

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By (user no longer on site) 27 weeks ago


"have always wanted to go to New Zealand, so much more than oz. My mum went. Think I've still got distant relatives over there. Must go someday

ps i guess are members from New Zealand allowed to arrange meets?

No covid restrictions here, only encouragement to use government tracing app. I could arrange meets if I wanted to. "

Really?

Time for me to come home then, im in the uk at the moment, its like nazi germany.

Christchurch here i come.

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By *andDPCouple 27 weeks ago

Lancashire

it's not really like nazi Germany is it.. we are just at the epi centre and thousands of miles from any other land mass

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By *oswell17Man 27 weeks ago

Bedfordshire

Try the whale watching in Kaikoura,amazing also try helicopter up to the glaciers. I flew up from milford sound.

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By *rglass OP   Woman 27 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Try the whale watching in Kaikoura,amazing also try helicopter up to the glaciers. I flew up from milford sound. "

I have done both those things and like you can highly recommend them.

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By *andDPCouple 27 weeks ago

Lancashire

would love to see milford sound

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By *rglass OP   Woman 27 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"would love to see milford sound "

Milford Sound is truly awe-inspiring. Best seen in the wet, or after rains when the waterfalls are at their best.

Doubtful Sound is even more remote and beautiful for kayaking. I saw fiordland crested penguins when I did.

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By *ir olovingmanMan 27 weeks ago

Gravesend

I'm following the Prada sailing cup competition

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By *andDPCouple 27 weeks ago

Lancashire


"would love to see milford sound

Milford Sound is truly awe-inspiring. Best seen in the wet, or after rains when the waterfalls are at their best.

Doubtful Sound is even more remote and beautiful for kayaking. I saw fiordland crested penguins when I did. "

never heard of that one, sounds amazing x

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By *rglass OP   Woman 26 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"I'm following the Prada sailing cup competition "

Your UK entry is doing very well after being abysmal initially.

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By *aron_TentakuruMan 26 weeks ago

I always liked the West Coast of the South Island. Some of the towns are kinda depressing but the scenery's great.

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By *aron_TentakuruMan 26 weeks ago


"would love to see milford sound

Milford Sound is truly awe-inspiring. Best seen in the wet, or after rains when the waterfalls are at their best.

Doubtful Sound is even more remote and beautiful for kayaking. I saw fiordland crested penguins when I did. "

If you go to Oamaru tiny pygmy penguins roam the streets after dark! It's awesome. I've also got some cracking photos of Milf Sound in stormy weather I took when I was there this time four years ago. If anyone want to see them send me a message.

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By *aron_TentakuruMan 26 weeks ago

Lake Tekapo, Te Anu with the glow-worm caves and the lakes round Mt Cook are stunning as well. Generally a beautiful country, I'm proud to be half-kiwi. Just a pity it's so expensive both to get to from the UK and to exist while you're there.

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By *amb_ManMan 26 weeks ago

Peterborough


"would love to see milford sound

Milford Sound is truly awe-inspiring. Best seen in the wet, or after rains when the waterfalls are at their best.

Doubtful Sound is even more remote and beautiful for kayaking. I saw fiordland crested penguins when I did.

If you go to Oamaru tiny pygmy penguins roam the streets after dark! It's awesome. I've also got some cracking photos of Milf Sound in stormy weather I took when I was there this time four years ago. If anyone want to see them send me a message. "

Cant message you, men are blocked. Would love to see the pictures. Planning to go in September. Fingers crossed.

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By *aron_TentakuruMan 26 weeks ago

I've temporarily dropped the filter, if you send me an email address I'll see if I can link to the album

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By *andDPCouple 26 weeks ago

Lancashire

pygmy penguins strolling down the steet sound awesome

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By *rglass OP   Woman 25 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"pygmy penguins strolling down the steet sound awesome "

We had a pod of Orca in the harbour this weekend and people finding sea lions in their garden last week

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By (user no longer on site) 25 weeks ago


"I'm following the Prada sailing cup competition

Your UK entry is doing very well after being abysmal initially. "

Ben's going to win ...

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By *andDPCouple 25 weeks ago

Lancashire


"pygmy penguins strolling down the steet sound awesome

We had a pod of Orca in the harbour this weekend and people finding sea lions in their garden last week "

wow that's cool. we would love to see an orca in the wild

d

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By *rglass OP   Woman 25 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"I'm following the Prada sailing cup competition

Your UK entry is doing very well after being abysmal initially.

Ben's going to win ... "

But not the Americas Cup though ??

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By *rglass OP   Woman 25 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"pygmy penguins strolling down the steet sound awesome

We had a pod of Orca in the harbour this weekend and people finding sea lions in their garden last week

wow that's cool. we would love to see an orca in the wild

d"

I swim in the harbour so would rather not see them up too close while I'm swimming lol

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By *andDPCouple 25 weeks ago

Lancashire

lol.. C wouldn't mind im sure.. devil may care lol

sounds incredible

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By *iamondCougarWoman 25 weeks ago

Norfuck!


"would love to see milford sound

Milford Sound is truly awe-inspiring. Best seen in the wet, or after rains when the waterfalls are at their best.

Doubtful Sound is even more remote and beautiful for kayaking. I saw fiordland crested penguins when I did. "

I saw Doubtful Sound a couple of years back from a small helicopter piloted by a guy who used to be based on The Calypso ( Jaques Cousteau) he landed us in a tiny little cove! It was stunning. As was a beautiful blue Tarn up in the mountains.

Punakkaki Rocks is another stunning site

I love New Zealand

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By *rglass OP   Woman 25 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"would love to see milford sound

Milford Sound is truly awe-inspiring. Best seen in the wet, or after rains when the waterfalls are at their best.

Doubtful Sound is even more remote and beautiful for kayaking. I saw fiordland crested penguins when I did.

I saw Doubtful Sound a couple of years back from a small helicopter piloted by a guy who used to be based on The Calypso ( Jaques Cousteau) he landed us in a tiny little cove! It was stunning. As was a beautiful blue Tarn up in the mountains.

Punakkaki Rocks is another stunning site

I love New Zealand "

Wow! Your trip sounds amazing. The pancake rocks are stunning on the west Coast, you are right.

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By *ornucopiaMan 24 weeks ago

Bexley


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Take a drive along the Forgotten Highway, well worth it."

I've just stumbled on this thread and on checking it out I now remember driving the length of it.

Unforgettable, now I've recalled the journey. Had a nice swim in a geothermal swimming pool at a campsite after the Taumarunui end of Highway 43.

Went to NZ two years in a row. Second time because the Top Ten campsite card lasted two years (smart move by someone in tourism).

The second time we spent the entire trip in the North Island which is probably to my mind the more interesting, even though I loved the scenery in the south.

If I ever go back, the North Island will keep me more than happy. NZ is a fantastic country, not least due to the low population level, and I wish I had visited there and maybe settled when younger but was tied to a job that I would have been stupid to lose. Luckily one of the many job benefits was early retirement at 52 so I still got to see the islands before I got too old.

One highlight of my visit to the South Island was a quite by chance un-booked flight in a Tiger Moth biplane at Mandeville airfield. This was very significant to me as my surprise homage to my late father who put in nearly 1000 hours (they were up from dawn until dusk every day) on type, teaching recruits to fly, for several years AFTER doing his bit as a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.

We just saw the 'Pleasure Flights' sign while passing down that particular not unduly scenic highway and went for it. I will never forget the young pilot lifting the tail over his shoulder in order to pull the plane from the hangar to the apron!

A friend of mine probably topped that by getting flown to Milford Sound by the owner of a B and B where they had stopped for a night!

Frank

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By *rglass OP   Woman 24 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"

Take a drive along the Forgotten Highway, well worth it.

I've just stumbled on this thread and on checking it out I now remember driving the length of it.

Unforgettable, now I've recalled the journey. Had a nice swim in a geothermal swimming pool at a campsite after the Taumarunui end of Highway 43.

Went to NZ two years in a row. Second time because the Top Ten campsite card lasted two years (smart move by someone in tourism).

The second time we spent the entire trip in the North Island which is probably to my mind the more interesting, even though I loved the scenery in the south.

If I ever go back, the North Island will keep me more than happy. NZ is a fantastic country, not least due to the low population level, and I wish I had visited there and maybe settled when younger but was tied to a job that I would have been stupid to lose. Luckily one of the many job benefits was early retirement at 52 so I still got to see the islands before I got too old.

One highlight of my visit to the South Island was a quite by chance un-booked flight in a Tiger Moth biplane at Mandeville airfield. This was very significant to me as my surprise homage to my late father who put in nearly 1000 hours (they were up from dawn until dusk every day) on type, teaching recruits to fly, for several years AFTER doing his bit as a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.

We just saw the 'Pleasure Flights' sign while passing down that particular not unduly scenic highway and went for it. I will never forget the young pilot lifting the tail over his shoulder in order to pull the plane from the hangar to the apron!

A friend of mine probably topped that by getting flown to Milford Sound by the owner of a B and B where they had stopped for a night!

Frank"

Sounds amazing Frank and a real reason to come back and explore further.

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By *ornucopiaMan 24 weeks ago

Bexley


"

Sounds amazing Frank and a real reason to come back and explore further. "

Thanks. indeed so but I'm 10 years older and not much money left!

spending a lot of time persuading friends to make the trip as I know they won't regret it. We didn't plump for the obvious camper van choice but instead rented old Toyota cars each time from Ace rentals at Auckland airport and stayed at B and Bs and in chalets on campsites. Never disappointed.

After I posted the previous missive I set myself the task of looking up the pilot's name which was stored too deep in my brain. After 2 hours of googling I found him on the list of instructors at, guess where, Taumarunui, at the end of Highway 43 where I completely missed not just yet another but the major Tiger Moth aerodrome!

So that rounds the story off nicely where the topic started.

All the best to you and your fantastic country.

Frank

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By *herrySnickersWoman 24 weeks ago

Somewhere

Here’s another one to dream of when you can travel again... hiking the Milford Track - 5 days 4 nights stunning scenery and hope for a clear day when you hike up over the pass.

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By *andDPCouple 24 weeks ago

Lancashire

hope to go there one day

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By *antric ecstasyMan 23 weeks ago

Co Durham

Private hot tub with good company in Rotorua... Coromandel for the memories of a holiday with my neighbours and their three naughty daughters...

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By *rglass OP   Woman 23 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Here’s another one to dream of when you can travel again... hiking the Milford Track - 5 days 4 nights stunning scenery and hope for a clear day when you hike up over the pass. "

I have never hiked the Milford Track, but would like to. I would also love to do the Tongariro Crossing. I have hiked some of the Abel Tasman and kayaked the rest - very beautiful.

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By *rglass OP   Woman 23 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Private hot tub with good company in Rotorua... Coromandel for the memories of a holiday with my neighbours and their three naughty daughters... "

Hooe the sulphur smell wasn't too overpowering from the geothermal pools in 'Sulhpur City' (Rotorua)

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By *ercman50Man 23 weeks ago

blackwood

I’m hoping to be in Auckland for dec for a month this year

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By *onoguyMan 23 weeks ago

Tyrone

Is the cut off age to work and travel around New Zealand 35 or 30?

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By *liXbigMan 23 weeks ago

Wellington


"Is the cut off age to work and travel around New Zealand 35 or 30? "

Rather than asking on this forum, I'd check immigration.govt.nz

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By *rHotNottsMan 22 weeks ago

Nottingham

My 3 day package your would be......,Mount monganui, Corramandel, clubs/casino in Auckland, drive down through Hamilton and over to the east then wild boar hunting near Opotiki

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By *rglass OP   Woman 22 weeks ago

Shortland Street

I've never been to the Mount, but do fully intend to. The Coromdel is stunning. As for pig hunting I hoped to go at a farm I stayed at on the East Cape, but they went on horses and I was not a good enough rider. Instead I got to shoot and pluck possums.

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By *ensual pleasures 69Man 22 weeks ago

Leeds

Take a trip to Mt Hut, ski down “Bobs knob” onto the “virgin mile” and end up in “morning glory”!!

Brilliant names for ski runs!!!!!

Love NZ!!!

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By *rglass OP   Woman 22 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Take a trip to Mt Hut, ski down “Bobs knob” onto the “virgin mile” and end up in “morning glory”!!

Brilliant names for ski runs!!!!!

Love NZ!!! "

Love it!

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By *rHotNottsMan 22 weeks ago

Nottingham


"I've never been to the Mount, but do fully intend to. The Coromdel is stunning. As for pig hunting I hoped to go at a farm I stayed at on the East Cape, but they went on horses and I was not a good enough rider. Instead I got to shoot and pluck possums. "

I went on foot it was exhausting to be honest, up and down valleys abs through rivers, the dogs go so fast and you have to keep up. We were gone 3 days and slept in huts in the wood, then had to carry the boar back through all the woods I was totally knackered afterwards!

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By *igBongoBoyMan 19 weeks ago

Bear Paw

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By *loudF7Man 18 weeks ago

South East

Hi, I've loved my time in NZ, depends on where and what you want to do?

North Island

Gisbon for the sunrise on new years eve

West Auckland beaches, 90 mile beach (bay of islands), Taupo skydiving on a clear day you can see coast to coast, Rotarua for the culture aspect

South Island

Wellington, it's the Capital,

Wanaka is stunning, Queenstown the party town, Kaikora was beautiful in a way I enjoyed, Duniden is the student town.

They have some great festivals and of course rugby games are great over there.

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By *liXbigMan 18 weeks ago

Wellington


"Hi, I've loved my time in NZ, depends on where and what you want to do?

North Island

Gisbon for the sunrise on new years eve

West Auckland beaches, 90 mile beach (bay of islands), Taupo skydiving on a clear day you can see coast to coast, Rotarua for the culture aspect

South Island

Wellington, it's the Capital,

Wanaka is stunning, Queenstown the party town, Kaikora was beautiful in a way I enjoyed, Duniden is the student town.

They have some great festivals and of course rugby games are great over there.

"

So that nobody won't get confused with their itinerary: Wellington is on the south coast of the North Island

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By *loudF7Man 17 weeks ago

South East

Sorry wrote that while trying to paint a wall

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By *rglass OP   Woman 16 weeks ago

Shortland Street

School holidays soon. Hoping to take kids to Tekapo. Never been to thermal springs there

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By *liXbigMan 16 weeks ago

Wellington


"School holidays soon. Hoping to take kids to Tekapo. Never been to thermal springs there"

Enjoy the dark night sky in Tekapo and the McKenzie country. It's amazing!

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By *rglass OP   Woman 15 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"School holidays soon. Hoping to take kids to Tekapo. Never been to thermal springs there

Enjoy the dark night sky in Tekapo and the McKenzie country. It's amazing! "

Looking forward to it

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By *outhbucksCouple 12 weeks ago

Great Missenden

Thanks everyone for all these suggestions.

If things go to plan we are hoping to get there in Jan/Feb 2022 for 3/4 weeks and see as much as we can.

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By *rglass OP   Woman 12 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"Thanks everyone for all these suggestions.

If things go to plan we are hoping to get there in Jan/Feb 2022 for 3/4 weeks and see as much as we can."

You will love it. Really hope you get to come.

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By *prockett22Woman 12 weeks ago

On a road to nowhere


"Thanks everyone for all these suggestions.

If things go to plan we are hoping to get there in Jan/Feb 2022 for 3/4 weeks and see as much as we can."

Go for 4 weeks. 2 weeks each island. I spent 6 months travelling in nz and I absolutely loved it.

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By *eah-maeTV/TS 12 weeks ago

doncaster

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By *ikerbitch777TV/TS 10 weeks ago

thirsk

Beautiful road. X

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By *ikerbitch777TV/TS 10 weeks ago

thirsk

Craters of the moon too is interesting near hula falls.

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By *dam and slutCouple 10 weeks ago

Manchester

Rotorua north Island and the snake pit bar in Auckland if it's still there deck boy aged 17 of the new Zealand shipping line 1971

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By *antric ecstasyMan 9 weeks ago

Co Durham

From Auckland Great Barrier Island. Grest for birdlife and as the crowd goes off in one direction it's easy to find yourself alone (or, better, a deux) in the bush. Mind you finding a quiet spot for a wee frolic isn't difficult in NZ

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By *rglass OP   Woman 9 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"From Auckland Great Barrier Island. Grest for birdlife and as the crowd goes off in one direction it's easy to find yourself alone (or, better, a deux) in the bush. Mind you finding a quiet spot for a wee frolic isn't difficult in NZ"

It certainly isn't hard to find an isolated spot here.

Did you get down to Stewart Island, particularly Ulva Island? Amazing birdlife there, including wild kiwi.

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By *prockett22Woman 9 weeks ago

On a road to nowhere

I've been to Stewart Island.

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By *rglass OP   Woman 9 weeks ago

Shortland Street


"I've been to Stewart Island. "

Hope you enjoyed it.

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By *eyond PurityCouple 9 weeks ago

Yorks & Lincs

Waitomo caves are awesome. Abseil into the glow worm caves, pothole out; underground river, black water rafting... There's a glow worm forest nearby too which is incredible to walk around at night.

C

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By *antric ecstasyMan 9 weeks ago

Co Durham


"From Auckland Great Barrier Island. Grest for birdlife and as the crowd goes off in one direction it's easy to find yourself alone (or, better, a deux) in the bush. Mind you finding a quiet spot for a wee frolic isn't difficult in NZ

It certainly isn't hard to find an isolated spot here.

Did you get down to Stewart Island, particularly Ulva Island? Amazing birdlife there, including wild kiwi. "

I never got beyond Invercargill, sadly.

I had a happy childhood in NZ but haven't been back for around 30 years. Ouch. My birdlife ambition is to befriend or even see a kakapo. Loved em since I first heard about them in the 70s but I've only ever seen a stuffed one.

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By *prockett22Woman 9 weeks ago

On a road to nowhere


"I've been to Stewart Island.

Hope you enjoyed it. "

It was lovely, cold and remote.

The ferry trip back was a little excitable!

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