What to pack for South Island

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    Summer on the South Island - Pack for ALL seasons

    by amandajayne81 Written Jan 14, 2009

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    Miscellaneous: We have just returned to Queensland from a holiday in the South Island (Christchurch-WestCoast-Queenstown-Dunedin and Lake Tekapo). We wore everything from Summer clothes (shorts and shirts) to tracksuits and jackets. Pack for all sorts of weather. We had a few days of rain too. Have a great time we really enjoyed it all. Would definitely recommend the Glacier Explorers trip at Mt Cook. Was pretty impressive for us folk that don't really know that much about ice and snow.

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    Storing your luggage while hiking - Queenstown

    by Josilver Written Mar 12, 2008

    Miscellaneous: I did the Milford a year ago and was staying at the Queenstown YHA on my return. I stored my backpack in their locker. It is one of those ones where you put $2 in the slot and keep the key. The lockers aren't huge so if you have a lot of stuff you might need 2. If you are staying at a hotel, most will store things for you for a short amount of time.

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    What to bring

    by freshia Updated Aug 31, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Better bring backpack if you're travelling by Bus. If you rent a car any kind of luggage would be fine

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - walking boots or cross training shoes
    and comfortable sandals for summer
    - warm jacket
    NZ weather can change. Even during summer it could suddenly be cold when there is a cold wind from the antartic.
    - anorak... it rains a lot in fiordland area esp. Milford Sound
    - Sunglasses

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can buy toiletries here. supermarket and pharmacy are everywhere
    Stock up at the larger cities in big supermarket as price is cheaper
    Toiletries u'd want to have:
    - sunblock
    - Face moisturizer & body lotion
    - lip balm
    - insect repellent. comes in handy esp. in lake area if you want to do kayaking
    - Counterpain or BanG - really helpful after long walk...they help relieving legsache

    Photo Equipment: camera and battery charger. always charge your battery in regular basis. you don't want to miss a moment

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    Stuff for hostels

    by dln6874 Written Jun 13, 2004

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Most hostels in South Island don't provide duvets and charge you anywhere from $1-$4 to hire one. Bring a sleeping bag.

    Plus, you should do some of the longer hikes here and you'll need a sleeping bag for that too.

    Miscellaneous: Buy a BBH card. It's NZ$40, but $20 of it is a phone card with good rates. You will save $2 off of each night's stay in a BBH hostel. Most hostels in NZ are covered by BBH and you can buy these cards in the hostel.

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    Buy your Repelent here

    by pepples46 Updated Nov 29, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: whatever takes one fancy to..small backpack for daytrips or just around the Cities

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: good weather gear, said it many times..4 seasons in one day

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: buy here..every brand available

    Photo Equipment: buy the filmrolls here
    and while we at it. NZ has two Phone Companies:TELECOM and VODAFONE,* both sell pre paid cellphones, no connectionfee, just buy the phone and when ever you run out of airtime, get a pre paid card at any Dairy in the Country.Cellphone are to be had for as little as US%40.-

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: have a look at ...www.kathmandu.co.nz

    Miscellaneous: beware of those Sandflies..Milford Sound, West Coast..they gang tackle you with their bites*

    has she a problem?
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