Month: October 2010

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Things to do in the Catlins

The Catlins are a sparsely populated area in the south of New Zealand’s South Island. The Catlins comprise rugged coasts with wide deserted beaches, endless green hills, wild weather and lots of marine wildlife such as sea lions, penguins and dolphins. These landscapes alone are reason enough to venture to that rather remote area of the country, but there are… Read more →

DOC campsite near Queenstown

Department of Conservation campsites in New Zealand

If you’re out for a camping holiday in New Zealand, you’d be foolish not to take advantage of the extensive network of campsites administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC). They are inexpensive, don’t have the commercial character of private camp network franchises and are often in the most scenic spots around the country. Read more →

Buying a car or campervan in New Zealand: car fairs and auctions (IV)

This is the fourth part in a series of posts on buying a car in New Zealand. The previous posts offer an overview on different sales channels and deal with car dealerships, both for locals and those targetting the travellers’ market. In this article we’ll explore yet another place to find a suitable vehicle – car fairs and auctions. Read more →

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