I am planning on going to New Zealand from November 2010 till May 2011 [possibly later depending on funds and how brilliant it is].
I have booked a ticket on the 'Sheepdog' pass with the 'Kiwi Experience' and am using this to travel from auckland [to which I am flying to] all around both islands ending in Christchurch. I am getting an open ended return ticket which is around £900 everything included and am flying from either Heathrow or Stansted. Just wondering:
Where are the highlights of New Zealand?
What activities are the best? e.g. skydiving, bungee jumping, caving etc.
How easy is it to pick up work in hostels or on farms?
I have looked at a few websites and sent off my CV to a couple of job notices but I only want part time casual work which will allow me to travel and partake in as many 'different' experiences as I can.
Any help or advice will be much appreciated.
Thanks for reading, Adam.
Do it in a camper van mate. Thats what me and a friend are doing over November from Auckland down both islands before we fly into OZ from christchurch! Although your there a few months longer... Still from what i've read, doing it in a camper van is the best way!
Campervan for sure! You'll see everything that NZ has to offer for about quarter the price
I have been living in NZ for the past 7 months (came on a years visa from UK). We had planned to stay in Auckland but when we got their we didn't get a real vibe of NZ and although it's a nice city it wasn't what we were looking for. So we toured down the east coast of the north island (hired a car from ACE rentals - cheap!), which was beautiful and came to Wellington and loved it. Wellington is a great little city with a feel vibe and sense of belonging.
We have toured around and the best way is to get a camper (check out jucy.co.nz) - it's easy to get around and you can go at your own pace!
NZ is a great little county with a lot of history and culture, locals are great too, amazing sense of humour!
Any questions let me know.
Sweet as bro (as they say)