Posted:Now that Mr Eera and I have been married for the best part of 5 months, we've finally gotten around to booking our honeymoon. Anyway, we're in NZ for 3 weeks, and everyone I've mentioned it to has said "woo, it's expensive."
I have a friend who usually lives in Queenstown who has said that you have to shop at the local shops, for local people, otherwise you end up paying twice as much, but helpfully has buggered off to the northern hemisphere for the winter.
So my question to you lovely NZ guys, is it really that expensive on the South Island if you avoid the most touristy things (is it avoidable while skiing in Queenstown at all?), and where on earth are the local shops?
There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.