- So, you've got a week in New Zealand…
…what do you do?
(In August, by the way, thanks 😉 )Posted 7 years ago
A WEEK?! I hope it’s part of a bigger trip!
I’d hit up Queenstown, hire an AM bike and get a gondola pass. Some great trails in the mountains there.Posted 7 years ago
You need a lot more than a week. I would probably agree with chojin. Queenstown.Posted 7 years ago
Isn’t August in their winter, sticking to the North Island may make sense as the weather further south could be pretty grim. Wait for the locals to post.Posted 7 years ago
Oh yus, their winter – good shout.
In which case there’s some great skiing to be had near QueenstownPosted 7 years ago
rotorurra from what I herePosted 7 years ago
First question is where abouts are you flying into? Second is, alone or family? Third is what do you want to do? so many options.Posted 7 years ago
Conference?Posted 7 years ago
Buy a brolly! 😉
If it’s only a week, and you’re starting in Auckland head up to Northland and the Bay of Islands. Lovely up there and not so cold/miserable.
Getting about is not quick by road, and flying is pricey, trains – err no. So best to base yourself somewhere and make the most of it. Also the skiing can be a bit hit and miss, so with only a week, don’t bank on it.Posted 7 years ago
I thought it was Utah? ‘Kin stewdents / ‘environmentalists’ flying all round the world… Hope you’re offsetting all this shenanigans, young manPosted 7 years ago
The inland pack track just south of greymouth.Posted 7 years ago
If your in Auckland, either have a mooch round auckland and explore the islands by ferry or head north Pahia, Russell, Bay of Islands, etc.Posted 7 years ago
Where are you flying into ? What do you want to see ? August is winter mind so your reply will help me provide some advice !Posted 7 years ago
That time of year, and with just a week, I’d head down to Queenstown for some skiing – its a seriously lively place in the ski season…Posted 7 years ago
Hi thanks for the replies. I daftly posted this before going away for the week or I’d have answered sooner…
I’ll be on my own. Not interested in biking or skiing, particularly (will have been off bike a year, can barely ski), and have nothing booked/planned.
Would be flying from Australia, and probably at the beginning of September. I know 1 week is not much, but I don’t know what I can afford yet! Hoping for 2 weeks but will see what my budget is. Just fishing for ideas…
And jimmy, Utah will be on the way home 😉Posted 7 years ago
Find a Kiwi girl and make yourself at home? 😉Posted 7 years ago
Well if you end up in Wgtn give me a shout – I can offer a tour and a few good beers, optional bike ride.Posted 7 years ago
Call in on my son in NZ Shread in SHotover st. in QT and spend some money as Jon is a cool dude. He will show you the best trails in QT.Posted 7 years ago
Thanks guys.Posted 7 years ago
Take a couple of your shorter, slimmer friends hidden in your luggage.Posted 7 years ago
Climb up the Franz Joseph glacier, (or take the helicopter!)Posted 7 years ago
Eat lots of mussels accompanied by some decent local wine.
We went diving there with manta rays and that was in my ‘top ten best ever’…. I think it was near the White Isle which is an active volcano, which we also visited.
My only suggestion would be to avoid trying to seeing too much of the country as you could spend much of the week on a coach / train / ferry – a mistake I made.Posted 7 years ago
Wouldn’t bother with the hauraki trail tbh
We did it in January this year.. Great ride but hardly a must do.Posted 7 years ago
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