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THANKS SO MUCH for your good advice! I really needed those tips (and you are hilarious).
The $500 aud you spent per day, did that include food, optionals and souvnirs??
Also, did you do a quad share? I don;t need a whole lot of time to get ready in the mornings, but I can;t imagine tryig to schedule showers/bathroom time with 3 other girls. Would you reccommend a double share?
Thank oyu so much for your help!
No, i spent a little over $400 aud on optionals on top of the 500. I did do a lot of drinking, and taxi-ing and i spent a bit on food cause i’m vegan. I know, your thinking but all i eat is salad and vegies, how expensive could that be? But a lot of the time i have to buy a couple of entree’s and they add up. Souvenirs i put on my card. I would count them as extra.
I would absolutely quad share. I met 3 fantastic girls on my tour and it was awesome sharing in Queenstown. What makes the tour isn’t always the scenery – for me it was the people. However we all hit it off so well that sharing the bathroom wasn’t an issue, I’m not sure how other guys went. We were like 4 typical friends, pushing each other out of the way to get to the mirror! But i’d do it. At lake ohau, it was twin share, and on the boat it was twin share too. It’s good too, if you get someone that’s maybe in a bad mood, or too hungover to talk then you’ll have 2 other people to fall back on. But in the end, go with what you’re comfortable with.
are those numbers the amount you spent per day or on the entire trip?
Thanks SOO much Yarni! Your post helped me so much! Then I will keep it a quad share. I am vegetarian, so I know what you mean about finding foods that fill you up. You sometimes do have to order two plates. Thanks once again!
Aeschul-I noticed that I read Yarni’s original post incorrectly. She said she spent $500 on “day to day” stuff, not $500 per day. Whoops! That sounds much better! <!--graemlin:;)-->
hey thanks for the info,
just wondering the names of the hotels where we stay, and clubs you recomend trying!
Sounds like you had a ball!
Queenstown – Ice Bar and World Bar are musts!!! World Bar sell you cocktails in teapots and you shot them. They are awesome. In Wellington you have to do the optional dinner at Blend. They are famous for their table top dancing. Mind you, you might say now I won’t be dancing on no tables but trust me once you get there you’ll be up there dancing. On my trip a lot of the times we just drank at the hotel at the places we stayed at. It was only a small way to stumble home then <!--graemlin::)-->
we stayed at
Lake Ohau Lodge
Real Journeys (Milford Sound cruise)
rain forest retreat – franz josef
Yarni, Thank you so much for your tid bits… They are very helpful.
It’s no probs guys…
hi Yarni, When did u go on your trip? u just answered so many of my questions
sept 15-23 07’
glad i could help!
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