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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Sfcootz, Jun 27, 2018.
You actually watched them?...
Here's all ya need to know on how to speak Aussie....
(Might be a tad NSFW...)
Mallacoot(z)a, lovely part of the country!
Some more necessary acclimatisation reading:
Question for folks in NZ:
Kiddo now says he wants to tag along to NZ and then do his own thing. He doesn't ride motorbikes. Are there places where it's okay to camp on or near the beach? I love the idea of spending some time with him in NZ and camping a bit.
There are truckloads of beachside camping grounds: DoC basic ones (check the their web site for all you need to know), or commercial motor camps. Kaiteriteri and Punakaiki are two near me that spring to mind. And you can camp on public land pretty much anywhere, where not expressly forbidden.
DoC link: https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/things-to-do/camping/
Personally with a kid I would spend a week in Queenstown. You would have endless choices of things to do and see...
Otherwise there are some great Maori community in the North Island that could give you the real taste of NZ (gorgeous places to see, amazing food and great people)
Awesomeness! I'm so excited he wants to go. I could easily spend a week or so off the bike enjoying his company. We get along like peas and carrots.
I don't know how old your kid is but I'm not kidding, Queenstown has so much to offer that I could easily spend a month there and then some...
But regardless of age, there is something for everyone... From very young kids to "I'm looking for some company tonight"...
@Sfcootz From my travels around the North id say there's a few places you may be able to leave the baggage to their own devices -
The Coromandel https://www.newzealand.com/au/coromandel/
and the west side heading up to Cape Reinga https://www.newzealand.com/au/cape-reinga/
From the rest of the places, once again I have visited coastal wise, the land is only fairly new and doesn't really have the plethora of Sand Beaches like California or Australia has, not enough erosion going on - plenty of rocky stuff though - but having said that 90 mile beach up to the top and mostly along the west coast above Auckland is where I've seen sand that isn't Black
Raglan, near Oscar, has the Worlds longest Left Break if you're into Surfing and a great coastal / dirt run south to Kawhia - A stage of the World Rally Championships was run through there - Like most of New Zealand stunning coastal scenery.
He's going to be 20 in September. He wants to drink and do local things. He mentioned his interest in accompanying me just recently and the idea of having a blast with him in NZ thrills me. I'll share those links with him. Thanks @diabolik37 .
Just be mindful of the fact that Queenstown is made for deep pockets.
Try to find Accom in Wanaka or thereabouts.
Or in tentspace.
Drinking age is 18 here, so he shall be sweet as.
What's he into?
Brilliant, NZ is continuing to amaze me as Aus sinks further into a politically correct quagmire of locked up and banned areas. Were did we go wrong.
Cootzie, you are welcome to drop in on us if you get here, my daughter is your age and she rides so you should hit it off quite well(she likes a drink too) I'm sure you could find something to do.
Queenstown is way over pricey, I avoid it.
I found Queenstown extremely cheap compare to say Noosa in QLD or London... But it doesn't seem to stop people that either have saved money or that once in Holiday, because they have worked hard, don't mind to pay for the entertainment... I think Sfcootz is after a holiday, not a pilgrimage...
She's not moving to live there, just for the holiday, so do you have another place in mind in NZ where you can get that much entertainment in one single location?
Queenstown is a tourist Holiday attraction town like all the others around the world.. A pretty good one too, I may add, considering what it has to offer...
Granted but it does depend on what you want to do.
There are camping grounds and holiday parks in Wanaka or Cromwell that are cheaper to stay at and Queenstown is an easy ride there and back. When down that way I invariably stay in Cromwell and then base myself for a few days and do day trips to a wide range of areas.
Well, when I'm in Holiday in Queenstown I normally tend to enjoy immensely the night life that it does offer as well, that remind me so much of other great holiday location around the world, where the night doesn't end at midnight, so because I like to drink and socialise, I don't want to have the dilemma of drink & driving or leaving the atmosphere and the good company, because I choose to sleep elsewhere due to the costs...
I live only once, and did the cheap holiday when I was young, but if I got to sacrifice myself even at this age, when I'm in holiday, something went terribly wrong with my life...
If I had to travel in the cheap I would probably do what you suggested, but that's not what an Holiday overseas is all about. In some place you save while in other you splash...
You also seem to forget that with her US dollar, she will feel like in Mexico as far as cost of living... Isn't that why we call our dollar the Pacific Pesos?
Queenstown is expensive Last time I was there I dropped a couple of grand at the casino.
What is it with that damned number 29