Otago & Southland (New Zealand)

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... Then again – I used to live there, so I would expect it to be boring! Having now been in the United Kingdom for a wee while, I sure do get excited about going back home again – one day! Otago is full of rabbits and weird weather. They would often have droughts, then you’d ... Read review

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Community Level 5michellej



AdvantagesLots of wide open spaces and great target practise!

DisadvantagesCan get quite cold so remember to take a woolly jumper.

"...stepping into an oxygen tank! From Otago & Southland, drive up and visit the Manapouri Power Station, (it stinks like rotten eggs) then you’re ready for Fiordland – one of the most untouched places of the world. (Word of warning – do not leave ANYTHING lying around for the Keas, a very michievious and cunning bird and take lots of insect repellant! You might even catch a glimpse of another New Zealand bird called the 'Tui'.. ..." Read review

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Community Level 2bunniepie


unforgettable overnight cruise on Milford Sound!



"If you get a chance to go to Milford Sound, try to stay one night on the cruise "Milford Wanderer". You'd never regret for that. Most of the people have a day trip to Milford Sound from Queenstown or Te Anau. It's a very long journey and you'll find yourself most of the time on bus. We set off from Queenstown in the early morning, drop in Arrow Town for a quick look, then stop in Te Anau for lunch break. When we finally got there, it was 5pm and I ..." Read review

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Community Level 3corman


dunedin, otago & stewart island

Advantagesdunedin nightlife, friendly people, beautiful countryside

Disadvantagesnot enough time or money to see everything I wanted to

"...get yourself down to the Otago peninsula, home of penguins, sealions and an albatross colony. You can also go and see NZ's only castle in Otago, although that's a tad misleading as it's really just a rather large mansion. The grounds and the views surrounding it though are gorgeous. There's some great minibus tours that you can find out in the Dunedin tourist information bureaus that will take you down through Otago and into Southland. You ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Gevaudan


Going South...

AdvantagesValue for money with amazingly friendly locals

DisadvantagesHard to think of, trickier to get to than Auckland but well worth the effort.

"...particularly cheap to see in Otago and Southland with tickets to the terraces at Carisbrook (Dunedin's rugby ground) for $15NZ for a Super 12 match, while I was able to see the Lions play Otago for $55 in the Neville St Stand. In Invercargill tickets for NPC games to see Southland Stags come from as little as $10 and of course there is the Southern Sting, 6 times netball champions to be seen for a very reasonable price. All in all Southland offers ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Exxpert


Student City, full of life

AdvantagesAwesome atmosphere, great location

DisadvantagesPricey and lengthy flights

"Having being born and bred in good old Dunedin I guess I could say ''I'm a tad biased''. This city is sure to please, closly located to some fantastic Ski areas, and of course don't forget that the home of AJ Hackett, inventor of Bunji jumping, is just a short drive away as well. It may not be a 24hr city but the locals and the many students more than make up for it. The beatiful University buildings and grounds are a must see! Dunedin is home ..." Read review

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