hello there any info would be gr8 as im thinking of travelling to nz early in 2007 im a bit wary of travelling myself im a 22 yr old guy from bonnie scotland if any1 is goin or has been give me a bell who knows maybe get a beer with you
Craig, forget your worries and get on with the planning. You won't be alone for long. There are people travelling all over New Zealand all the time, and sometimes it seems like they outnumber the residents!
It's safer than Scotland (and that's not meant to be an insult!), and you will se a lot of similarities in landscape and architecture.
Yo, I live in Glasgow and am away to NZ for a year next month! Well, we leave next month, don't get there til September but hey, sounds more exciting!
Anyway, check out www.backpackerboard.com. It's a board for backpackers travelling to/in NZ. Loads of info on hostels, buying/renting a van, hook ups with people, sights, adventures, etc. The forum's not as busy as this behemoth (!) but you'll find lots of New Zealand-specific info on there.
Have fun and check out Dunedin - the Southernmost Scottish city!
Hey there Craig!
My name is Al and My wife and I are about to move to Edinburgh on the 29th of May. I would be happy to help you plan a trip to New Zealand... I know it like the back of my hand and would be happy to get you started on your planning!
Flick me a Personal Message with your number and I will call you when I get in to Bonny Scotland! (And you can teach me the ropes with Scotland!?)
Al and Christine
Im heading off on the 3rd of May to start my travels and should be in NZ around 5th Jan next year. Im starting in christchurch and making my way to auckland and im kinda aiming towards it taking 6-8 weeks before going on to fiji and then to canada! If ur gonna be there around that time give me a shout!