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Travelling to New Zealand, end of 2013

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1. Posted by TomPeirce92 (Budding Member, 55 posts) 9 Jan '13 14:15

Hey all,

I have been planning for sometime now to travel and spend a year or so out in NZ. at this moment I'm still saving every bit I can. I'm planning to go alone which makes it a little scary but hoping to meet some new faces.

I'm just unsure about what to do about accommodation. I have planned what to do about getting work out there but I can't seem to find anywhere that I could stay.

If anyone has done a similar trip can you offer any advice? or is anyone is planning to also travel out in NZ towards the end of the year?

Many Thanks :)

2. Posted by Andyf (Respected Member, 303 posts) 10 Jan '13 04:33

NZ has loads of backpacker hostels, once over there you'll pick up printed directories but maybe you'll want to prebook your first one, I'm sure you'll find lots listed on hostelbookers or hostelworld (spit) or in the absence of other recommendations I know that a few years back Base Backpackers were well regarded in Auckland and Christchurch - where do you fly into?

3. Posted by TomPeirce92 (Budding Member, 55 posts) 10 Jan '13 07:00

Yeah i was thinking of pre booking a place for the first week or 2. Most likely be going straight to Christchurch to begin

4. Posted by Maddin2409 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 16 Jan '13 06:46

Hey Tom,

are you doing like a work&travel visa?

Because I´m gonna do that.

But I don´t know yet for sure when and where to start.

Do you have any plans yet to work also in Christchurch?

5. Posted by TomPeirce92 (Budding Member, 55 posts) 16 Jan '13 06:56

Yeah getting a work/travel visa.
Well I'm going straight to Christchurch and stay there and work for about 5/6 months then probably travel around after that

6. Posted by frandavi99 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 16 Jan '13 22:51

I'm in Christchurch at he moment and the local tourist info is constantly full of people trying to book accommodation, so I'd book your first few days in advance!

7. Posted by Maddin2409 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 17 Jan '13 06:24

ok nice I´m getting one too.

Do you already have work there or no?

I´m thinking of starting in Christchurch also do you have friends there or something?

8. Posted by TomPeirce92 (Budding Member, 55 posts) 19 Jan '13 02:53

No nothing set up at the moment. But I have heard there is plenty of work out there what with the earthquake.
Nope just going out there on my own and trying to survive haha