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Old Jan 25th 2007, 12:21 pm
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We are planning to come over at Easter for a recce.

We'll have 2 weeks+ a bit to see Auck. Tauranga and Welly. We have been to NZ twice on holidays 7-8 yrs ago, but this is not going to be a holiday it's a fact finding trip!
If you have done a similar recce route do you have any advice?
Please give me some ideas of places to stay(motel prices), car hire, places to eat out. Anything else you can think of that would be helpful to me in organising the trip.
Thanks
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Old Jan 25th 2007, 7:01 pm
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We are planning to come over at Easter for a recce.

We'll have 2 weeks+ a bit to see Auck. Tauranga and Welly. We have been to NZ twice on holidays 7-8 yrs ago, but this is not going to be a holiday it's a fact finding trip!
If you have done a similar recce route do you have any advice?
Please give me some ideas of places to stay(motel prices), car hire, places to eat out. Anything else you can think of that would be helpful to me in organising the trip.
Thanks
Helen
hi helen
i take it you intend to start in auckland
i'll look into some stuff here , but i have to go out fist so i'll do it when i get back
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hi helen
i take it you intend to start in auckland
i'll look into some stuff here , but i have to go out fist so i'll do it when i get back
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thank you- that would be great!
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Originally Posted by helinuk View Post
We are planning to come over at Easter for a recce.

We'll have 2 weeks+ a bit to see Auck. Tauranga and Welly. We have been to NZ twice on holidays 7-8 yrs ago, but this is not going to be a holiday it's a fact finding trip!
If you have done a similar recce route do you have any advice?
Please give me some ideas of places to stay(motel prices), car hire, places to eat out. Anything else you can think of that would be helpful to me in organising the trip.
Thanks
Helen
Hi Helen,

we're off for our month long reccy on Monday, so when we get back I'll pass on any decent info to you that i can; good, bad or ugly! We're back in UK on March 2nd!! (presuming we DO come back LOLOL!)

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Hi Helen,

we're off for our month long reccy on Monday, so when we get back I'll pass on any decent info to you that i can; good, bad or ugly! We're back in UK on March 2nd!! (presuming we DO come back LOLOL!)

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Thanks Dave - much appreciated- have a good trip!
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We are planning to come over at Easter for a recce.

We'll have 2 weeks+ a bit to see Auck. Tauranga and Welly. We have been to NZ twice on holidays 7-8 yrs ago, but this is not going to be a holiday it's a fact finding trip!
If you have done a similar recce route do you have any advice?
Please give me some ideas of places to stay(motel prices), car hire, places to eat out. Anything else you can think of that would be helpful to me in organising the trip.
Thanks
Helen
here just i few that i found, if you want anything more specfic just yell.
we stayed in holiday parks as some have self contained flats to them & they're usually cheaper that motels,

http://www.ratestogo.com/
http://www.ki-wi.co.nz/auckland-motel.htm
http://www.holidayguide.co.nz/
http://www.aatravel.co.nz/accommodation-newzealand/
http://www.destination.co.nz/aucklan...land_motel.asp
http://www.wotif.com/?country=2&stlc...092&utm_id=105
http://www.tourism.net.nz/accommodat...-motor-lodges/
http://www.accommodationinnewzealand.co.nz/motel.htm
http://www.travelplanner.co.nz/accommodation/index.cfm
http://www.newzealand.com/travel


http://www.apexrentals.com/g-index.html
http://www.ezy.co.nz/
http://www.budget.com/budgetWeb/home/home.ex
http://www.123easydriverentalcars.co.nz/
http://www.nzrcs.co.nz/auckland.htm?...FR0KYAod5Q8LLw
http://www.hirecar.co.nz/
http://www.darncheaprentals.co.nz/





http://www.eatout.co.nz/auckland_restaurants.html
http://www.viewauckland.co.nz/eat.asp
http://www.dineout.co.nz/
http://www.wr2eat.co.nz/
http://www.ki-wi.co.nz/
http://www.finda.co.nz/business/c/re...FRdvYAod6X5GMA
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel...anga-BR-1.html
http://www.hostelworld.com/cityinfo/...fiv9gxuagojjpr

http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/whatson/places/
www.tauranga.co.nz
www.tauranga.govt.nz
www.tauranga.org.nz
www.gotauranga.co.nz
www.tauranga.citynews.co.nz
www.tbc.school.nz/
www.otumoetaicollege.co.nz
www.tgc.school.nz
www.taurangafestival.co
http://www.wellington.govt.nz/portals/play.html
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[QUOTE=poppets;4327587]here just i few that i found, if you want anything more specfic just yell.
we stayed in holiday parks as some have self contained flats to them & they're usually cheaper that motels,

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We are planning to come over at Easter for a recce.

We'll have 2 weeks+ a bit to see Auck. Tauranga and Welly. We have been to NZ twice on holidays 7-8 yrs ago, but this is not going to be a holiday it's a fact finding trip!
If you have done a similar recce route do you have any advice?
Please give me some ideas of places to stay(motel prices), car hire, places to eat out. Anything else you can think of that would be helpful to me in organising the trip.
Thanks
Helen
Hi,
we did a recce visit exactly same as yours - auckland, bay of plenty, tauranga, welly and back in December. We hired a motorhome from auckland (Ezy rental - cheap as chips). We had first two nights in auckland (avondale 1st night and northcote second night) using motorhome everytime we wanted to go out. Travelled all over north island. Hard slog to welly but stunning scenery on route and completely do-able! Good luck!
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here just i few that i found, if you want anything more specfic just yell.
we stayed in holiday parks as some have self contained flats to them & they're usually cheaper that motels,

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a couple more sprang to mind last night theres a backpacker hostel in wellington thats good & central
http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/wel...t/jumpto/24179

and when we arrived in auckland we had 2 nights at the hertitage hotel can't remember the cost it was part of a deal we had with trailfinders
http://www.heritageauckland.nz-hotels.com/
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a couple more sprang to mind last night theres a backpacker hostel in wellington thats good & central
http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/wel...t/jumpto/24179

and when we arrived in auckland we had 2 nights at the hertitage hotel can't remember the cost it was part of a deal we had with trailfinders
http://www.heritageauckland.nz-hotels.com/
Thank you so much! I'm working my way through your websites
PS. I think these would be worth putting on one of the useful threads:-)

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Hi,
we did a recce visit exactly same as yours - auckland, bay of plenty, tauranga, welly and back in December. We hired a motorhome from auckland (Ezy rental - cheap as chips). We had first two nights in auckland (avondale 1st night and northcote second night) using motorhome everytime we wanted to go out. Travelled all over north island. Hard slog to welly but stunning scenery on route and completely do-able! Good luck!
Hi Caitlin,
Do you think we'll be warm enough in a motorhome in April? Was it easy to park? Did you have to pre book the campsites?
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Hi Caitlin,
Do you think we'll be warm enough in a motorhome in April? Was it easy to park? Did you have to pre book the campsites?
Evening. We went to NZ last June and had a motorhome. When in Taupo and Rotorua it got down to minus two degrees. As we had an electric hook up we could use the little fan heater that they supplied. We were lovely and toasty. We did not pre book any camp site, just turned up early afternoon. Hope this helps.

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Hi Caitlin,
Do you think we'll be warm enough in a motorhome in April? Was it easy to park? Did you have to pre book the campsites?
helen , as catlin is offline i maybe able to help with this tooo

we hired a campervan for a week when we arrived in april. it was plenty warm enough , campsites are nice & clean. i drove the van & its was easy to park , didn't pre book any sites just rang in the morning to see if they had space for us, never had a problem , but maybe wise to prebook over easter weekend as we was in welly for then, sites cost about $10-12 per adult per night
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Evening. We went to NZ last June and had a motorhome. When in Taupo and Rotorua it got down to minus two degrees. As we had an electric hook up we could use the little fan heater that they supplied. We were lovely and toasty. We did not pre book any camp site, just turned up early afternoon. Hope this helps.

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helen , as catlin is offline i maybe able to help with this tooo

we hired a campervan for a week when we arrived in april. it was plenty warm enough , campsites are nice & clean. i drove the van & its was easy to park , didn't pre book any sites just rang in the morning to see if they had space for us, never had a problem , but maybe wise to prebook over easter weekend as we was in welly for then, sites cost about $10-12 per adult per night
Sounds like a good idea. Will put this to hubby tomorrow after he's had a sleep and can make sense of my ramblings
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