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Summary so far (Fiji and New Zealand)

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Once again heres my brief summary of the palces i went to

Fiji

Good
The People - Friendliest in the world- bula
Just a great place to chill out

Bad
Expensive island boat transfers (thats all i could think of)

Auckland

Good
Viaduct harbour- Great restaurants
Decent place to live- lots to do and visit
Art Museum

Bad
Transportation. Its a serious nightmare to get around
Nightlife dissapointing for such an exciting city

Hamilton

Good
Witomo Caves nearby

Bad
Just a dull town - if you can get up early, do the caves and drive to Rotorua in one day

Rotorua

Good
Loads to do
Good Walks especially the coastal walk
Tour to Hobbiton
Luge - via the cable car - great views
Zorb (even though i missed out its still worth mentioning)
Polynesian Spa
Blue and Green Lakes
Te Puia - Great place to learn about the Maori culture and a big geyser to boot

Bad
It smells (but you can put up with it. in return you get the Geothermal stuff)
Nightlife was dissapointing for such a buzzing place- but it was Winter

Taupo

Good
The drive away from the town
It has a lake and on a clear day to can see Mordor (shame i didnt get a clear day)

Bad
If it rains theres bugger all to do

Wellington

Good
Great Nightlife in Courtney Place
Great Restaurants in Cuba Street
Street car to Botanical Gardens
Rings tour to surrounding places
Te Papa - Best Museum so far
Check out the chochlate fish cafe (favourate place of the RIngs Cast)

Bad
Nothing i can think of.

Christchurch

Good
More English than England
Very Cultural
The Scuplptures by McKennzie Thorpe
The train journey to Greymouth

Bad
Not much nightlife

Franz Joesph

Good
The trek up the glacier
Good Hostel YHA

Bad
Not much more to do but thats only what you're there for

Queenstown

Good
Good Nightlife
Loads to do (base jump, canyon swing, bungy)
Good Walks
Milford Sound (take the plane back you wont regret it)
Skiing resorts nearby

Bad
Full of Air heads

Overall

Best Bargains

- The walks,
- The Bus ticket from Greymouth back to Queenstown - there are loads of special deals for coaches and are more like tours than a bus service

Rip Off

Nothing i could find

Most irritating

Lack of Nightlife - excluding Wellington ( i put it down to being Winter)

5 Questions that need to be answered

1 Why is netball so popular - and there's no shirtswapping at the end! so why
2 Why do kiwis put avacado on burgers (its like the french using mayo)

Useful websites while travelling in New Zealand
www.wotif.com - good for late deals for hotels

Posted by I Langley 17:38 Tagged tips_and_tricks

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