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    New Zealand Roadtrip

    Hi, I had only done South Island for a 12 days trip few years back. Spent days in planning the clockwise route and while we got there, my hubby decided to go anti-clockwise at the car rental place instead. Therefore I say, don't plan too much... There are lots to discover at any point of the...
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    New Zealand

    Hi Angry and all! Sorry for the late report, I got a long one here…. Hope it is useful. Before we flew off, I had only booked our first 2 nights stays at Christchurch, not even the rental car. I had also planned a clockwise route which my hubby decided not to follow when he collected...
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    New Zealand

    Hi all, i just came back last friday. its a great holiday and we were really lucky in terms of weather, cos their activities are mostly subjective to good weather. I will do a write up too, but give me some times. Now got to get back to reality life....work hard for budget for North Island next...
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    New Zealand

    Hi hi! Anyone can help? Qn abt location and distance. As I will arrive chc very late at night, we will want to stay near the airport. Most likely at airport birches motel. As I will stay 2nd night in chc too, is it necessary to choose my 2nd night hotel to be in the city? Or remain at the...
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    New Zealand

    Ok thks, will come bk if I need more info.
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    New Zealand

    hmmm ok thks, we will play by the ear then... work along this route... Questions : 1) Any places worth a 2nd night's stay? 2) If i want a farm stays, where should i slot it into my itinerary? 3) Is it ok to book only first 2 nights accomodation in CHC prior the trip? and book the 3rd...
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    New Zealand

    Hi Angry, my route as follows, how to improve on this? Day 1 14Nov : Sydney>CHC, sleep CHC airport Day 2 15Nov : tour CHC, sleep CHC city Day 3 16Nov : CHC>Lake Tekapo, sleep Lake Tekapo Day 4 17Nov : Lake Tekapo>Mt Cook Village>Oamaru, sleep Oamaru Day 5 18Nov : Oamaru>Dunedin, sleep...
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    New Zealand

    Wow kinda rush man.. I got more than 8 days lah... No need to be so pack. I have a draft route which is similar to an itinerary from the materials that I got from the tourism board. Let u review once i make some changes. The SH73 that u mentioned, said to be 3 and half hours drive, is it...
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    New Zealand

    Thks angry. Like to know how do I include mt cook and lake tekapo? Interested in southern scenic route too. Can I just detour to otago peninsular for a quick look after leaving Dunedin? Eh I only got 10 full days in nz exluding arriving and departing chc. I know I can't go to all places but...
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    New Zealand

    But what's there to see in hokitika? Should I get to greymouth directly instead?
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    New Zealand

    I thought I will want to do clockwise first as read that it's good to get comfortable w the easier drive first. Or should I think the opposite way? Leave the easier drive to the end wof the trip when our energy will be drained? Only my hubby driving.he don't want me to drive as I seldom drive...
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    New Zealand

    Hi There, i am confused, for Mt Cook, the base is from Lake Tekapo or Twizel? or either? Is it necessary to get to the Mt Cook Visitor Centre? Is this in the Mt Cook Village? I am planning to travel from CHC to Lake Tekapo to Dunedin direction before ending up at Fox or FJ. Then from...
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    New Zealand

    Hi angy thanks for your updates. We will be there with my boy this nov, arrive CHC 14th late night, depart CHC 25th for 345pm flight, all via Sydney. Do u suggest we tour CHC first or leave CHC till the end of the trip? Hi oleander, hope your trip was not really affected by the...
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    New Zealand

    Hi angry, we will touch down Christchurch airport in the late night. Where should we sleep over then? We will be there mid nov.
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    New Zealand

    Hi angry, is there any particular places that I better don't include in my plan if I am bringing my boy?
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    New Zealand

    Hi angry, my hubby and I gave new zealand a miss for our honeymoon and now with a 3 yrs old boy, we are tempting to do south island. But well, with a small kid along, I dunno what would be the best itinerary. Can u recommend us a suitable plan? We are looking at Nov of maybe 10days.. What...
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    Bangkok Accomodation - Advice

    Been looking at boutique hotels of BKK since we wanted some place which is different from the normal hotels. Just stayed over at The Key Hotel at Sukhumvit last wkend, its few mins walk to Asoke BTS station, next to The Westin Hotel, with Robinson dept store and Macdonald. Opp the main road...
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    Marina Mandarin Singapore

    thks anqi! ya ours were at the level one. i had a long train too for the short march in. heehee no regrets. Was thinking, if the aisle is long, the guests's applause will slowly die off before you reach the stage cos they are unable to clap for too long. :P For ours, it was short but w a...
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    Marina Mandarin Singapore

    hihi we just had our wedding there 2 wks ago. overall was good. just to share further, ours was on a wkday at the ballroom. we had 410 guests, 2 barrel of beer nearly finished, managed to drink only 30 red wines, the rest goes home with us, only 2 bottles of Martell that we brought in were...

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