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Can u recommend a stopover? NZ - USA

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1. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone, I'm gonna be flying NZ - USA in May next year (Auckland to (most likely) New York). While I have done this flight non-stop before, I'd really like to break up the journey somewhere along the way, just because I can - see somewhere new, lessen my jetlag etc etc. What are my options? I think the Pacific Islands are the most logical, is there any other possiblities? I'd like just a short break along the way, and yep I'm a backpacker so budget-friendly is important

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

You could take a stop at Honolulu/Hawaii and if you wanted to make more of a go of it you could get one of those cheap inter island flights and go to somewhere like the Big Island to hire a car and see some really nice nature. It is possible to get by reasonably cheaply there as long as you stay at a hostel and get public transport where possible.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 25, 2007, at 9:00 PM by aharrold45 ]

3. Posted by peeps (Full Member 114 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

id go for the cook islands myself. much cheaper than hawaii and not as spoilt by tourism.
i stayed on rarotonga, and theres a good few hostels there. just make sure you dont go for the cheap ones by the airport as alot of the flights tend to come in between 2 and 5 am and go right over your head ;)