South Island What to Pack

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South Island What to Pack

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    Christchurch What to Pack

    Make sure you bring plenty of warm clothing in our colder months of May through September. These months tend to be wetter than usual and often include a cold southerly wind which will make the temperature feel even colder. Given that it is likely to get wet make sure you have a good rain coat. Nothing out of the normal is needed for winter. If you...

  • Summer on the South Island - Pack for...

    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...

  • Storing your luggage while hiking -...

    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...

  • What to bring

    Better bring backpack if you're travelling by Bus. If you rent a car any kind of luggage would be fine - walking boots or cross training shoesand comfortable sandals for summer- warm jacketNZ 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...

  • Stuff for hostels

    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. 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...

  • Buy your Repelent here

    whatever takes one fancy to..small backpack for daytrips or just around the Cities good weather gear, said it many times..4 seasons in one day buy here..every brand available buy the filmrolls hereand 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...


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