New Zealand: South Island road trip, Jan 26 - Jan 31 2012

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Dates 25 Jan '12 to 31 Jan '12

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 400 - 600 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name New Zealand: South Island road trip, Jan 26 - Jan 31 2012

Hello all, I will be traveling through New Zealand's South Island from Jan 26 - July 31. Tentative plan is to drive from Queenstown northwest through Milford Sound --> Franz Joseph/greymouth --> Christchurch. If you are interested in joining the ride, please message me!

A little about myself: I am a graduate student at MIT/Harvard in the states, studying management/innovation/public policy. I am on a four week research trip through Fiji and Vanuatu, evaluating coconut oil as a sustainable biofuel. Apart from this travel, I will be going through NZ towards the end of January.

Very keen to have some travel companions, please message if you are interested.

Cheers,
Divya

New Zealand: South Island road trip, Jan 26 - Jan 31 2012

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Maxime366
Maxime366 heyy! Im flying into new zealand on Jan 26th for about 3 weeks! Im from the US too, just graduated from college and am doing a 6 month backpacking trip (actually starting in Fiji!) Whats your plan, ill be doing all of the south island as well, haven't really planned transportation bc i figured renting a car would be too expensive, so I was looking into bus passes. It would be great to try to plan something, let me know!
3 years ago
divya

divya Hi Maxime! Great to hear from you, it would be great to try and plan. So, my dates are somewhat set as I have a flight out of Auckland --> US on Feb 1. I fly in to Queenstown on Jan 25th, and would love to start the roadtrip Jan 26th afternoon or early Jan 27th. If you are interested, we can talk actual destinations. High level, I would love to see Milford Sound, Franz Joseph / do a glacier hike.

I looked in to renting a car, and for two people it is not too expensive (I put a link with a rough quote at the end of the email. For all wheel drive automatic, ~88NZD / day). I have had many friends do the South Island and they highly recommend driving as you have much more control on what you want to see, where you want to stop etc. Also, I did the North Island via car and I do think it is the best way to go. :)

Excited you are going to Fiji! Loved loved it there, I can share my few thoughts. I am now in Vanuatu for the next two weeks. Look forward to hearing from you! And let me know if you want to talk via email, I find the globetrooper message system a little messy. :)

Cheers,
Divya

3 years ago
divya
divya quick quote on rental: https://secure.nzrentacar.co.nz/index.php?Q=nzrac&T=3&PL=12&PD=26-Jan-2012&PT=800&RL=68&RD=31-Jan-2012&RT=800
3 years ago
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