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November 14th 2010!!!

26 Jun 2010 aymeh! said

Who else is on this tour???
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  • 24 Aug 2010 Explorer1205334 said


    is this the 13 day one that starts in auckland and ends in christchurch? If so im about to book it!

  • 24 Sep 2010 Josh_L said


    Hey guys,

    Seems that both trips, one that ends in Queenstown and the longer trip, the one that continues on to Christchurch, will be on the same bus. Any of you two coming in a day early to auckland? I’m pretty sure I’ll be still trying to recover from jet lag but would love to explore the city before we depart for the actual tour. Also have you taken a look at the optional excursions? A bit pricey for the bungie jumps, anyone doing all three in queenstown? Just gauging if it will be worth it.

    Here’s a listing of the hotels on the shortened tour. Hopefully this gets displayed correctly.

    14-NOV-10 15-NOV-10 Kiwi Paka Waitomo School Road, PO Box 26, 0001, Waitomo, New Zealand
    Waitomo 6478783395

    15-NOV-10 16-NOV-10 Sudima Hotel 1000 Eruera St, PO Box 884, 3010, Rotorua, New Zealand
    Rotorua 6473481174

    16-NOV-10 17-NOV-10 Lakeland Resort, Taupo 282 Lake Terrace, PO Box 1179, 0002, Taupo, New Zealand
    Taupo 6473783893

    17-NOV-10 19-NOV-10 Abel Tasman Hotel, Wellington (Nz) 169 Willis St, PO Box11-173, 1004, Wellington (Nz), New Zealand
    Wellington (Nz) 6443851304

    19-NOV-10 20-NOV-10 Bealey’s Hotel, Christchurch (Nz) 263 Bealey Avenue, P.O. Box 21189,0004, Christchurch (Nz), New
    Christchurch (Nz) 6433798660

    20-NOV-10 21-NOV-10 Rain Forest Retreat Ltd. 48 Cron St, PO Box 50, 0003, Franz Josef, New Zealand
    Franz Josef 6437520220
    21-NOV-10 24-NOV-10 Aspen on Queenstown 139 Fernhill Road, PO Box 260,1, Queenstown (Nz), New Zealand
    Queenstown (Nz) 6434427688

    24-NOV-10 25-NOV-10 Real Journeys 74 Shotover, PO Box 94,9302, Queenstown (Nz), New Zealand
    Milford (Nz) 6432497816

  • 4 Oct 2010 Explorer1205334 said


    hi josh,

    im landing in auckland on the 13th at 11.10am (local time)

    Where did you get this information about the hotels? really useful info.

    You on facebook? if so add me –…le.php?id=1003634624

  • 6 Oct 2010 RosieDe said


    Hi everyone,

    I am doing the Grand Explorer which is the mother tour for the Adventure. We meet up with you guys back in Auckland… Join our Facebook group!!!!/pag…roup/149904421693870

  • 8 Oct 2010 Josh_L said


    Well looks like this is definitely a fully booked trip then, didn’t know there will be combo trips being merged into one. Have any of you thought about what optionals you will be putting your NZDs down on, as awesome as it may be, the $ do add up fairly quickly for the adventure sport optionals.

  • 11 Oct 2010 ViNNiEL said


    Hey everyone…just found this section…i’m signed up for the Grand Adventurer starting in Auckland (14th Nov) really looking forward to it…


  • 18 Oct 2010 Explorer1180105 said


    Hey guys! Josh, I found you on FB and Rosie, I “liked” the page. I’m on the Grand Adventurer starting Nov. 13 or 14th or whatever…I’m a bit confused with the time change and whatnot, so I’m just concerning myself with getting ON the plan on Nov. 11 from North Carolina. lol. I can’t wait! Can you guys help me pack? I have NO idea what I really need to bring. One bag is hardly enough for my shoes, let alone cold medicine, blow dryer and a laptop! Can you guys help? What kind of backpack are you bringing? What are you doing about money? Using a credit card? Getting an NAB Gold BAnking Visa Card? Getting NZ dollars before you leave and carrying around NZ cash? I feel like I’m in a mad scramble to get my stuff in order before this trip. Any help you can offer is much appreciated!

  • 18 Oct 2010 Josh_L said


    Oh sheesh, it looks like the trip is less than a month away. Yay!!! Jess, i’m pretty sure all of us has planned away. first thing off make sure you bring a travel adapter or go buy one. Our U.S. plugs don’t work over there without em. Second bring spare batteries for your camera. and then there are a thousand of different things to remember about, but luckily you’ve read the forums on suggestions of what to bring. Even though it’s spring time over there i expect it still to be a bit chilly so i’m bringing a jacket and long pants for hiking.

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