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  1. Shim
    July 26, 2015

    Hi,

    Planning a holiday in November. Will it be a good month to visit?

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    • Talon Windwalker
      July 26, 2015

      It should be.

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  2. Caz
    April 25, 2015

    Hey! As a Kiwi, interesting article! One thing to note though… we know it is pricey, but it is much better to buy the New Zealand sunscreen!!! It is geared for the harsh NZ sun, and most foreign sunscreens just are not up to scratch – a lot of tourists get bad sunburn from vastly underestimating how quickly and deeply the sun will burn. NZ sunscreen is made for this climate… its worth the cost.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      April 25, 2015

      Good to know. We were there during winter and didn’t need any sunscreen.

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  3. Bethaney – Flashpacker Family
    December 14, 2012

    Thanks for posting my guest post Talon! It came out great. 🙂

    Karen – If I were you I’d do plan on flying into Christchurch to start with, pick up a rental car and do a circuit of the South Island. Give yourself two weeks to travel around the South and see the places I mentioned in the post above. If you want to travel by train you could then drop your rental car back in Christchurch and take the Coastal Pacific train & ferry up to Wellington. It’s supposed to be a wonderfully scenic journey. Here’s the link: http://www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/coastal-pacific/

    If you had another week to devote to the North Island, you could start in Wellington and then head up to Auckland. stopping at the places like Taupo, Rotorua, Waitomo, Tongiriro National Park. You can do Wellington to Auckland via train as well which does stop in Waitomo and Tongiriro. http://www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/northern-explorer/

    I hope this helps!!!

    Bethaney

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  4. OurPassportStamps
    December 14, 2012

    This is the very earliest of planning for us, but we are considering doing a cruise between Auckland and Tahiti. We would compliment this with a pre cruise stay in NZ (the cruise does Fjorland and Bay of Islands). To immerse ourselves on the land portion about how long should we allow for that as we probably won’t be returning. I understand that you mentioned train travel is expensive, (we aren’t budget travelers per se, though we like a good deal) but is it an effective way to travel? Any advice would be appreciated! Karen

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