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Batwalker
Batwalker

journeyman
Location: Malvern, UK
Member Since: 18th Aug 2004
Total posts: 50
Posted:I arrived in New Zealand under a week ago and managed to get myself a car. We are travelling around for 2 months in total.

I'm in Christchurch at the moment and heading south, not sure what our plans are yet, just know we are doing the South and North Island.

Any hints or tips on where to go? Also any good fire spin meets that I could come and join in with, I promise I am friendly and house trained. ubbrollsmile


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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Dunedin has 3 fire meets a week.

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Wirewood
Wirewood

journeyman
Location: Perth, West Australia
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 90
Posted:Hi batwalker,

I'm in deepest, darkest Southland.

Alas, I haven't found anyone to spin with in Invercargill but if you're passing this way then drop me a PM or email, maybe we can get together for a jam.

As far as other things to do in NZ - if you're in to the great outdoors I can highly recommend Rakiura (aka Stewart Island) & Fiordland (although Milford is a tad overrun by tourist buses).

Hey DeepSoulSheep, I know of the Wednesday meet, when are the others? I travel to Dunedin most weekends & would be very keen to get in on a spin session.


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Psycho_lemming
Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 16th Jul 2004
Total posts: 15
Posted:auckland on a tuesday..... devil

good places to go - there are so many! north island, if you like tramping wander around tongariro, relax in the bay of islands, drink coffee in the fat dog in rotorua, go out to the islands - great barrier if you have time and good weather, piha beach, erm.... loads of touristy stuff any info centre will fill you with ideas, in the south island, the routeburn track is lovely.... can get busy but its coming to winter now, i loved going on a road trip up the west coast, have so many favourite places.....

my best advise is to find amazingly beautiful spots that havent been discovered by the masses of tourists.... and meet amazing people biggrin and have loadsa fun!!!!

take care of yourself
enjoy
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flowin
flowin

newbie
Location: hokitika
Member Since: 25th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1
Posted:the hokitika gorge is pretty and has some old rocks, if you like that sort of entity.

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Batwalker
Batwalker

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Location: Malvern, UK
Member Since: 18th Aug 2004
Total posts: 50
Posted:Thanks everyone, unfortunately I have already travelled through Dunedin and Invergargill.

Was in Dunedin for the VW fair thing, it was really cool (have to mention at this point I am mad about VW cars and vans).

Have also done the Milford and Doubtful Sounds on a 3 day Kayaking trip (1-Milford, 2-Doubtful). Had a fanstatic time, even got to camp out in the forest on an Isalnd in Doubtful, although I got eaten alive by sand flies.

Really sorry I missed DeepSoulSouth and Wirewood, would have been cool to meet up for a spin, especailly as I haven't been for a fire spin yet frown

Pyscho_lemmiming I will hopefully see you in Auckland some Tuesday, maybe sometime though as I am heading up the west coast (of South Island) next and then heading to North Island later.

I'm in Queenstoen at the mo and having a fantastic time thanks for the messages, hopefully I'll get the chance to meet up with some people x


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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 18th Feb 2004
Total posts: 1687
Posted:hope youre having a good time in NZ hug

rotorua is worth a visit and swimming with dolphins in kaikoura is cool. greymouth on west coast is lovely smile


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cthopkins
cthopkins

Member
Location: CT, USA
Member Since: 14th Jun 2004
Total posts: 8
Posted:Hang on. There are 3 a week in Dunedin? I'm in Dunedin for a semester studying at Otago University, the only one I know about is Highly Flammable, meeting on Wednesdays. What are the others? My group at home practices 4 times a week and once a week has me in withdrawl.

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Batwalker
Batwalker

journeyman
Location: Malvern, UK
Member Since: 18th Aug 2004
Total posts: 50
Posted:Did the swim with dolphins in Kaikoura, which was very cool, although I prefered the swim with dolphins in Akoroa (think that is how it is spelt).

Greymouth was beautiful, got to do some jade carving, heading to the North Island on Tuesday, just getting some pampering done in Hanmer Springs.

So I have just under 3 weeks in the North Island and I will try and make Auckland for a Tuesday spin and hopefully sell my car!


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Dink
Dink

member
Location: in a bubble :)
Member Since: 7th Apr 2005
Total posts: 70
Posted:wave to my sis who is in wellington and my b/f who is now in Auckland as you pass em smile hehe

have a great time..i hear NZ is beautiful.


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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 18th Feb 2004
Total posts: 1687
Posted:Hey if you go up to north island - drive along the coastal road round by gisborne and thru coromandel, something i didn't do when i was in NZ and *really* regret not doing it. it's on the north east part of north island.

However i might do it when I go back this Christmas bounce


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Psycho_lemming
Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 16th Jul 2004
Total posts: 15
Posted:send me a pm when your on your way here - i heard a rumour that fire night might be running down for winter but i'm going to try to keep going even in the rain!
ubbloco
take care
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Batwalker
Batwalker

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Location: Malvern, UK
Member Since: 18th Aug 2004
Total posts: 50
Posted:Didn't manage to get on the internet, so I am back here in Oz, and didn't pm you,very, very.....very sorry.

Hexagonic did that road and yes it was quite beautiful. Do miss NZ lots had such a great time and got to do looks of cool things.

But alas it is time to get back to work.


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Psycho_lemming
Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 16th Jul 2004
Total posts: 15
Posted:hug glad you enjoyed it!

dont work too hard wink take care
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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 18th Feb 2004
Total posts: 1687
Posted:hug good to hear you had a good time.

I should hopefully be in New Zealand for Christmas. bounce


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