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South Island mid Feb?

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Created by Capt Loopy 25 days ago, 3 Feb 2020
Capt Loopy
NSW, 270 posts
3 Feb 2020 3:15AM
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Will be in South Island mid February mainly on the East Coast. Just wondering if it's worthwhile bringing the gear?
Pretty flexible locations.

Kamikuza
QLD, 4868 posts
3 Feb 2020 6:11AM
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Been in Christchurch since Monday, been kiting 4 days so far. So, probably worthwhile.

horey69
QLD, 318 posts
3 Feb 2020 8:06PM
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I'm originally from Dunedin plenty of wind around and plenty of beaches. Just take a good wetsuit.

Gilly3
QLD, 746 posts
4 Feb 2020 8:59AM
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Capt Loopy said..
Will be in South Island mid February mainly on the East Coast. Just wondering if it's worthwhile bringing the gear?
Pretty flexible locations.


Ever since I started kiting, I have ALWAYS taken my gear with me on any holiday....domestic or international....

Its not that much of a hassle....get urself a decent travel bag....mine fits board (tt), harness, 1x kite, bar and all my clothes on wheels and always under 30kg....pay the extra $1 per kilo when booking ur ticket...

I reckon if I got me one of those hallelujah kites, l could get it down to 23kg

Foam
WA, 725 posts
4 Feb 2020 3:15PM
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horey69 said..
I'm originally from Dunedin plenty of wind around and plenty of beaches. Just take a good wetsuit.


Not cold here in dunedin, crikey I'm in a 2mm wettie

cauncy
WA, 7724 posts
4 Feb 2020 5:54PM
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Just been looking to head over, and hire a camper, was quoted $4482 for 12 days
Plus $1170 per person return, is it that good

towradgi
NSW, 285 posts
5 Feb 2020 10:09AM
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Surely $360 a day day for a campervan seems excessive ?? What about a big hire car and cheap 3 star motels costs in comparison ?? You may stay in some van parks that cost extra as well ??? I don't know , just another option ..

Capt Loopy
NSW, 270 posts
5 Feb 2020 11:33AM
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cauncy said..
Just been looking to head over, and hire a camper, was quoted $4482 for 12 days

Plus $1170 per person return, is it that good


$4482 Seems a little high, but it's not grossly high. I usually just hire the car and stay in hotels along the way. I find it more convenient than halling a fat ass camp around everywhere.

$1170pp If you're leaving from Sydney you're getting ripped, but from Perth seems about right.

Chris_M
1878 posts
5 Feb 2020 12:11PM
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If you're up the top, Nelson and golden bay can get good

simon78
58 posts
5 Feb 2020 4:17PM
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looked at camper vans with dunny- @ 150 per day plus camp ground fees, 0- 25 per night. And needed to map sullage refuse stations......

So chose-, to rent a car for 40 per day and buy a motel chain voucher @ 60 per night for 21 nights.

slept in the swag 3 nights, one time at a motel with no vacancy; happy to have us and get the voucher. I mailed the motel the 2 we did not use before flying out of Nz!

Foam
WA, 725 posts
6 Feb 2020 1:11PM
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What areas of nz are you heading too

brooksy
WA, 496 posts
6 Feb 2020 2:01PM
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Ive kited Dunedin, Nelson, Golden Bay, Kaikoura and had amazing sessions!

Havent had much luck in Christchurch.

Further south is also good, around Invercargill and Tiwai,

cauncy
WA, 7724 posts
8 Feb 2020 10:03PM
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Apparently plummet has an air BNB Farmstay but only sheep on property
Hmmmm



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