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11. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I can't wait for New Zealand!!

12. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Well you'd better start practicing Ev,

it goes "Ooh Aah Umaga"

13. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Fiona, you're lucky you're going to be out of the country when I get there, because otherwise I might have had to come and sort you out!

So, wait now...its Ooh Aah Umaga...Ooh Aah Umaga....

  • ev goes off to find the nearest mirror....
14. Posted by DirkvdM (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

One major difference between Australia and NZ is the ease of transport in NZ if you don't have your own car because there is more public transport. In Australia, if you want to deviate ever so slightly from the coastal road (I'm talking east Coast now) you need your own car or depend on other travellers taking you with them. On the other hand, that does mean you get to travel with other travellers and maybe your friend meant that.
As for a lack of backpackers. There are loads. Wonder where your friend went that she didn't see any. Another wonderful option is an annual hut pass (about 100 kiwi $ last time I was there) for which you can spend your nights for free at almost all huts on the hiking trails for a whole year. Of course you'd have to go tramping (as it's called locally) to make use of them, but to go to NZ and not to go tramping would be a mortal sin :) .

15. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

Fiona, you're lucky you're going to be out of the country when I get there, because otherwise I might have had to come and sort you out!

So, wait now...its Ooh Aah Umaga...Ooh Aah Umaga....

  • ev goes off to find the nearest mirror....

Ah Ev, we will get a chance to catch up while your here, & by that time hopefully you will have the chant downpat... as well as being a Hurricanes supporter, otherwise we may just have to revoke the visa

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