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1. Posted by panayiota (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

i'm looking into working/traveling around new zealand. probably gonna be working for the first 2-3 months and then spend the next month or so traveling around. any suggestions about what to bring? i'm obsessed with my laptop but i feel like it may be excessive!

any thoughts?



2. Posted by Loostah (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y

I'd like to do that very same thing next year, so i'm curious as to what peopel have to say.

I have done a bit of traveling though, and know how much more freedom you get from traveling light. It has also been easy in the places i've been, to find and use internet cafes to stay in touch with people. I'd imagine it to be the same in NZ.

Apparently it's is a good palce to go if you are a chef. (good wages and easy entry)

3. Posted by panayiota (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

i am thinking the same thing...i hate packing too much but a trip like this makes me think big when i suppose that shouldn't be the case. so much to consider!

4. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 10y

Laptop - no! Sure, you love it at home, but once you're on the road you'll be doing so many different new things you won't even be thinking about it. And hey, if it all gets a bit too much and you start suffering technology withdrawal ;) head to an internet cafe

5. Posted by nichoco (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

I've just come back from NZ. Internet cafes are aroundNZ$3-00 per hour in the major cities and about NZ$5/6-00 in the smaller cities.No free internet in Libraries etc.WiFi is also not too common.Speeds are also soso.

6. Posted by GazandSaz (Full Member 3 posts) 10y

I would always recommend you travel light and use this time to escape from your laptop - and like everyone says it will always be easy to access email in internet cafes.

I have been travelling for more than two months through Thailand, Sri Lanka, Oz and will be going onto NZ - with only a 43litre rucksack which still feels too heavy when I'm tired. I have everything I need and can always buy things if I need them. While I've been travelling I've actually thrown away more stuff than I've bought.

7. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 10y

I would leave the laptop as well. I travelled around NZ and found internet cafes' when I needed them. Its also not worth carrying the weight, and despite NZ being very safe there is always the fear of it being stolen.

8. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y

enjoy New Zealand without Laptops.
I wonder how I could be in New Zealand 30 years ago,happy to make a phone call to I call my brother via PC..

enjoy NZ without something on your lap....

9. Posted by xbc (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Having just returned from NZ may I say that a raincoat is essential. The weather is fascinating - it can be sunshine in the morning and raining in the afternoon.

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

Hehe, I second the vote for a raincoat! And although it should be warmer now than when I was there, a cosy hat would also be a good buy. Take some good insect repellent for if/when you go to Milford Sound (South Island) or you'll get eaten alive. To be honest though, anything you need you can probably buy when you're there. I'd pack light then buy/throw things are you use them.