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Travelling to New Zealand alone and slightly scared

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1. Posted by jenjen470 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

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Hi im travelling to New Zealand in March for 6 months alone and was just wondering which is best to meet other fellow travellers and which is best to see all the sights, should i either go with a tour company like kiwi or just sort out my own travel arrangements when i get there. Any advice about anything to with New Zealand would be brill.

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 10y


I have recently travelled around NZ alone and I went with Stray bus. They were excellent and it was a great way to meet loads of people; most people on the bus were travelling alone too. I chose Stray as they go off the beaten track more than magic and kiwi exp. I 'm sure you'll have a fantastic time - I ended up spending 15 months in NZ! You can send me a personal message if you would like some more info and advice.

Hope this helps.:)

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 10y

I forgot to mention - they have offices in Auckland and Christchurch so you can book when you get there, or book online before you go.

4. Posted by Chix (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

I travelled round NZ alone and went on one of the Kiwi Ex tours which was fantastic - and not as "18-30" shagfest as some of the other posts may make out! I found that everyone in NZ was friendly, approachable and keen to help you out so even if you do it completely alone by hopping on/off national buses you'll be fine. Enjoy the adventure!

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