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audiofleur
post Aug 17 2009, 10:00 PM
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Hello, i am brand new to this site so havent had a chance to read all the info but intend to do so soon. My adult daughters and i are coming to New Zealand in January or February as I won money from to take a trip to New Zealand but it is up to me to make arrangements. We only have time off work for two to three weeks. We need to relax and dont want to try to do everything. I was thinking that the south island might be more like Canada with mountains, icefields, so thought we should focus on North but then maybe we would be missing the typical nature and marinelife that one would see more of in South. We are not sports enthusiasists, nor into camping/campers just want to enjoy the countryside, culture, food and wine of course and whatever unique experiences NZ has to offer to provide us with a memorable and much needed vacation. We also want to pamper ourselves seeing that we are not footing the bill. So what do you recommend North or South NZ and what should we do and see to make this a special two to three weeks and what tourist traps/disappointments to avoid. Merci beaucoup (:
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post Aug 18 2009, 09:15 AM
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Interesting question... It sounds like a job for super Ron (the NZ Local Expert)

In the meantime, check out some blogs and see what other people have done:

http://www.travelpod.com/blogs/0/New%20Zealand.html


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post Aug 18 2009, 05:44 PM
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QUOTE(audiofleur @ Aug 17 2009, 10:00 PM) *

Hello, i am brand new to this site so havent had a chance to read all the info but intend to do so soon. My adult daughters and i are coming to New Zealand in January or February as I won money from to take a trip to New Zealand but it is up to me to make arrangements. We only have time off work for two to three weeks. We need to relax and dont want to try to do everything. I was thinking that the south island might be more like Canada with mountains, icefields, so thought we should focus on North but then maybe we would be missing the typical nature and marinelife that one would see more of in South. We are not sports enthusiasists, nor into camping/campers just want to enjoy the countryside, culture, food and wine of course and whatever unique experiences NZ has to offer to provide us with a memorable and much needed vacation. We also want to pamper ourselves seeing that we are not footing the bill. So what do you recommend North or South NZ and what should we do and see to make this a special two to three weeks and what tourist traps/disappointments to avoid. Merci beaucoup (:


First congratulations on your win...........
Try to make it three weeks if possible......
Too much to answer here but...................
I think you would enjoy both islands and I can prepare you an itinerary to encompass all you can experience with no difficulty...........
I have a questionnaire on my website that you can fill out and send me so I will know exactly what you like and enjoy so i can create a real personal itinerary for you....
By the way the itinerary is free...............................

get questionnaire here..............
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