Coming to NZ from USA need help

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I'm trying to plan a month long trip to NZ (January). I was thinking of buying/renting a car and either camping out of the vehicle or renting a room somewhere? Does anyone have any suggestions on where to base out of? Or anything else that might get me started.

I just ordered the NZ Whitewaterbook but am pretty much clueless. please help

corey's picture

Cool. thanks. I'll send you an email. I'll definitely be looking for people to paddle with

swanny's picture

I'm from Mass here in NZ for a yr. I'll be taking a 2 mnth kayaking trip in Dec, Jan, Feb. Don't get a place get a car and camp. There are so many rivers here you want to be moble. I baught a car but I'm here for 14 mnths. If you buy and only have a mnth you could waste a wk trying to buy and then sell when you leave. I would rent if just for a mnth. Places to base yourself: Murchinson, West coast S. island (avg 20 ft of rain per yr), and Queenstown. We should try to hook up, give an email zacharyswan@hotmail.com. Peace, Z-