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    Where to visit while in New Zealand

    Guys, a friend of mine is visiting the Islands. Following a change in her life, she for want of better words has decided to do some travelling for a while. Where should she visit, shes probably gonna just rent a car and drive around, shes easy going, at home in a tent or elsewhere. Thanks in advance for any and all replies, Marty

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    hey marty, for starts which island etc?

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    what does she want to do see proper nz or touristy stuff

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    I believe she plans on visiting both islands. She would more inclined on visiting the real New Zealand, although I don't think she has any ideas even on touristy things.

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    South Island though it pains me to say so. How much time does your friend have?
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    Milford sound and a trip on boat!
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    How long is she here for as well? Cause the amount of things you see in 2 weeks and the things you can see in 2 months ain't the same.

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    i tell the tourists i meet in Queenstown . . . get a rental and stop off at every small town in the South Island, talk to the locals, take your time & enjoy

    stay in the tourist traps and your lucky to meet a kiwi
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    anywhere north of Motueka is awesome, both coast and inland (Cobb Valley)

    For tramping / nature etc Kahurangi north of Karamea is very nice. Lots of short walks, and very few people around.

    West coast down past Haast (Jackson Bay is worth a look), thru Mt Aspiring park, on to Wanaka.

    Fiordland, staying at Hollyford Valley - Guns Camp is a cool experience.

    If you want to do a single boat trip - the one across Manapouri to the power station is well worth it, and on to Doubtfull Sound if time allows.
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    https://www.visitwhanganui.nz/

    Its not a bad spot.

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    Thanks guys, she has plenty of time, she just told me she is doing a cruise first, then plans to rent a car, a couple of week maybe even a month, she actually has no plans other than the cruise.

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    Te Anau (love that place!) and Milford Sound

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    Stay out of Auckland - unless you like frantic traffic and foreign people - go to the smaller places away from State Highway One - like the East Coast , Taranaki , Hawkes Bay , SI West Coast , the Inland Route through Canterbury etc
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    Took the road from Taupo through to Rotorua on Tuesday, up on the straights, before Ohaaki, they have removed the forest on the LH side and it open to the hills. Some of the most interesting landscape to look at. Must have been a very violent area when formed.
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