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1. Posted by Suzyb (Inactive 63 posts) 5y

Hi I'm travelling to NZ nov 2011 alone for 4wks before meeting up with some friends in aus!
I'm 24 female from London

Not sure of any routes to travel to and from, was thinking of going from Auckland and finishing in queenstown.
I'm giving myself £1000 spending which will include accommodation. Would you say that's enough money for the month??

Is anyone going to be travelling in NZ around this time? I would like to make some friends and travel along with as I am abiy nervous of travelling alone.
I haven't sorted out dates yet but it will be around 2nd wk of november!
:)

Cheers Suzanne

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 5y

£1000 is about NZD $2050, or about $68/day. That's a decent budget for New Zealand (allowing you to stay in small dorm rooms in good quality hostels, bussing on to a next destination twice a week, and eating supermarket food), but it doesn't give you a whole lot of room to do anything special, and I expect that even with careful budgetting, you'll end up having to live quite frugally during the last week of that month if you really want to stick to that budget.
It's certainly doable, but a but more money wouldn't be amiss.

3. Posted by Suzyb (Inactive 63 posts) 5y

I could push my budget to £1300 a month for NZ do you think that would be more reasonable with regards to doing trips? And eating out once or twice a wk?
Cheers