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August 9, 2013

New Zealand Honeymoon: Help Us Plan

We're honeymooning in New Zealand in mid-November this year. We have 11.5 days between our flight landing in Auckland on a Monday (early early in the morning), and our flight departing from Christchurch on a Friday (mid-afternoon). Help us plan an itinerary! [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee around New Zealand at 8:34 AM - 12 answers

April 14, 2013

Adaptor / converter plug US to NZ

In a few days, I leave on a trip to New Zealand. New Zealand, apparently not being the most popular destination from SF or the US, in my online and storeside research, I have received no less than 6, often contradictory, combinations of answers to exactly what peripherals I need to have in order to charge my phone [though that most often will be trickle charging off of the laptop], run my laptop, and use my hair styling instruments [should I deem to do so.] I do not need to use them all simultaneously, but two at a time would be ideal, if not requisite at times. Can anyone explain to me exactly items I need to purchase and what that setup should look like in order to avoid frying my electronics? Thanks! FG
posted by Frisbee Girl around New Zealand at 5:39 PM - 14 answers has best

March 6, 2013

Help me plan an itinerary for New Zealand

I am visiting NZ (South Island only, unfortunately) for about a week's holiday, starting mid-March (only 10 more sleeps to go, as they say). I'm flying in and out of Queenstown. What places should I visit? What should I see? What should I do? What car rental service is good? Any recommended places to stay? [more inside]
posted by vidur around New Zealand at 2:48 AM - 18 answers has best

December 23, 2012

New Zealand essentials?

So this is happening: my wife and I are taking a last-minute trip to New Zealand for the new year. We'll be away for 12/29-01/18, driving a few hours every few days, starting in Queenstown and heading north. Where should we stay? What should we see? What should we experience? [more inside]
posted by ronv around New Zealand at 9:03 PM - 17 answers has best

May 14, 2012

Find me a place to stay in NZ?

North Island of New Zealand travel recommendations? Help us make my conference into a holiday. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo around North Island, New Zealand at 1:30 AM - 6 answers

February 8, 2012

Auckland with a 3 year old

Things to do in Auckland with a 3 year old. [more inside]
posted by gaspode around Auckland, New Zealand at 12:26 PM - 7 answers has best

November 9, 2011

you mean we can't bring her a sheepskin?

Tourist-y shopping recommendations in Auckland? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine around Auckland, New Zealand at 7:58 PM - 7 answers has best

August 9, 2011

O for Awesome

Help me have the best, most random 2 weeks in NZ! [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet around New Zealand at 9:03 PM - 10 answers

July 6, 2011

Why are New Zealand turn signal controls backwards?

Why are turn signal controls on the right side of the steering wheel in New Zealand, but on the left side in the United States and the UK? [more inside]
posted by fremen around New Zealand at 9:43 AM - 21 answers has best

January 22, 2011

What should I know before doing a long road trip in New Zealand?

I'm going on a road trip around New Zealand and also around Australia. What should I know about before doing a long road trip like this? [more inside]
posted by Bron-Y-Aur around New Zealand at 4:13 PM - 25 answers has best

December 23, 2010

Alone in Christchurch on Christmas: how to celebrate?

What should a lone traveler do to celebrate Christmas in a strange city? (in this case, Christchurch, New Zealand?) [more inside]
posted by fermion around Christchurch, New Zealand at 3:57 PM - 7 answers has best

December 14, 2010

Best holiday gift for someone going on a working New Zealand vacation

What's the perfect small Christmas gift for a co-worker (from the U.S.) who's spending 5 months working/traveling in New Zealand. [more inside]
posted by victoriab around New Zealand at 10:16 AM - 12 answers has best

November 29, 2010

Farming volunteerism and hiking in New Zealand, Jan.-April. Advice?

Gap year-ing vegan headed to New Zealand to WWOOF (farm) and hike from January through April. May I please hear your suggestions/advice/experiences? [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson around New Zealand at 10:56 PM - 8 answers

November 16, 2010

What to do in NZ?

We'll be spending a week in New Zealand in early February, flying in and out of Auckland. (This is tacked onto a trip to see friends in Tasmania). There's two of us, plus our will-be 18 month old. We like child-friendly museums, interesting historical sites, good vegetarian food, moderate-level day hikes, and most everything else that comes with traveling. [more inside]
posted by buttercup around New Zealand at 7:03 PM - 11 answers has best

January 24, 2010

iPhones in New Zealand? Go or no go?

What's going to happen to my U.S. iPhone in New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by birdwatcher around New Zealand at 6:14 AM - 14 answers has best

January 20, 2010

Auckland side trip?

An afternoon side trip outside of Auckland? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty around Auckland, New Zealand at 1:21 AM - 10 answers has best

December 27, 2009

Will my car be allowed into NZ?

Does anyone have any experience bringing a car to New Zealand from Australia? I'm particularly interested in how rigorous the inspection will be. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen around New Zealand at 2:52 PM - 6 answers

November 11, 2009

What New Zealand Campervan experiences have you had?

New Zealand Campervan advice -- anyone done NZ by campervan? [more inside]
posted by birdwatcher around New Zealand at 1:19 PM - 17 answers has best

September 27, 2009

Alternative holiday ideas for New Zealand?

It's a common enough question, what should I do on my holidays in New Zealand? But we're not regular folks so finding good information has been difficult. We have 10 days in late October and we fly in and out of Auckland. We're Australian but well traveled and will most likely stay on the North Island unless some compelling information arises. We've hired a campervan and intend to travel about and camp where we can. Maybe a bed and breakfast or two. Though we are on a budget the main goal is to relax and enjoy the scenery rather than try and cram in too much. [more inside]
posted by dinoworx around New Zealand at 11:46 PM - 8 answers has best

August 12, 2009

Seeing New Zealand in a bit less than a week?

Five days in New Zealand, starting from Christchurch and visiting Wellington somewhere in the middle. How can I narrow down my options for fabulous things to see and do? [more inside]
posted by fermion around New Zealand at 12:28 PM - 18 answers