Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Australia and New Zealand Oct/Nov 2017
  2. 2 Another itinerary question
  3. 3 Australia Itinerary
  4. 4 The whisky trail.
  5. 5 Bali, Fiji, Bora Bora, Maldives? Which is better?
  6. 6 Trip Report Family trip report: Tahiti, Huahine, Bora Bora and Moorea
  7. 7 1 day scenic tour from Gold coast
  8. 8 Need help on planning 14-15 days trip to Australia
  9. 9 Help with New Zealand Itinerary
  10. 10 Mucky, Smchrissy, Margo, Alan -I've lost the New Years Eve thread
  11. 11 Is this a good time to talk about the Lions' tour?
  12. 12 help with intinerary please!
  13. 13 Early Planning to the South Pacific
  14. 14 Ahe to Manihi or v.v.
  15. 15 early planning for NZ South Island trip - please provide feedback
  16. 16 Quaint
  17. 17 Milford Sound Coach/Cruise/Fly Options
  18. 18 North and South Island itinerary feedback
  19. 19 Ayers Rock Alternative
  20. 20 Western Australia + Where?
  21. 21 Port Douglas/Cairns
  22. 22 Planning a 12-day trip to NZ in November
  23. 23 7-8 days in Australia, where do we go?
  24. 24 Trip Report A few days in Darwin
  25. 25 Air Tahiti Baggage Allowance
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Back From NZ (South Island): THANKS Melnq8, Chenoa, Freetoroam, and mlgb!!!

Jump to last reply

Hello Fodor Friends,

We came back from our trip from South Island, NZ and we had the trip of the lifetime. NZ is a beautiful country, with warm, friendly people, and gorgeous locations. Every turn we made, we saw one beautiful view after another. We didn’t feel like coming back and we know we will go back again. It was refreshing to know that this country has not commercialized any of the tourist spots. They have kept most of the must-sees natural and the way it should be, and by doing so they made the whole country beautiful. They could easily make millions of dollars, but they decided not to change it for us humans. Kudos to the country and its people!!!

I would love to write a trip report but it may take sometime to get there, however, I wanted to THANK following people for helping us prepare for this trip: Melnq8, Chenoa, Freetoroam, and mlgb. Thanks friends for your sincere tips and wonderful suggestions.

We recently became vegetarians and we were able to maintain that in NZ. It was so nice to see multiple vegetarian options even in a remote restaurant. So no problem with food!!!! Melnq8, we tried Little India at couple places (Dunedin & Christchurch) and we loved it. We preferred the one in Dunedin.

This country is a must visit for everybody, especially for people from stressed out countries (e.g. USA). People in NZ have simple living but high thinking. NZ is a very conscience and forward-thinking country.

Signing off, while thinking of NZ’s beautiful lakes, mountains, wildlife enjoying natural habitat, and warm people.

Advertisement