These are short and sweet notes for researching my trip to New Zealand: Wellington is the capital | $1 NZD = $1.50 USD 20160326. Get 1.5 New Zealand for $1 U.S. | Petrol Prices - fuel is pricey. | Camping | Cities | Airport Departures: AKL – WLG – CHC | Flights around NZ cost $20-30 each | It looks like Australia for under $67 | Take a tent. |
Auckland: (Images) | TripAdvisor | Auckland Tourist (Google) | VirtualTourist | Bus – Auckland to Wellington ($31 overnight) | Car Rental as low as $13-15 a day | Airfare to Australia - low as $55 w/8 months out |
Hostels: Hostelworld says there are 230 in 61 cities. About $20 per.
Ferries are $200+ with a car.
Te Wahipounanu: This area became a World Heritage Site in 1990 and incorporates Fiordland, Westland, Mount Aspiring and Mount Cook National Parks.
Rotorua Thermal Area: Thermal area. 243 KM SE of Auckland.
Routeburn Track, New Zealand: One of the world’s 10 best treks – in Fiordland. Also Milford Track in Fiordland.
Milford Sound: Great scenery.
Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park, North Island: