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Offline Tania

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where to stay/go in wellington??
« on: June 06, 2007, 06:55:53 pm »
Hubby is going to nz in end aug/begin sept to go job hunting.  we would like to stay in wellington but we think the chances of him getting a job in auckland is better (senior network eng-IT).  he's got place to stay with friends in auckland for 2 weeks, but we'd like to secure accom in welington also 4r a week.  are there any sa b&B's or alternative accom you can recommend??

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 07:36:26 pm »
There's a backpackers that charges around $30 per night. The place name is The Terrace. Go to "AA NZ", on google,  they will have some places to recommend.

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 07:36:26 pm »

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 11:06:13 pm »
Yeah, and don't be put off by staying at a backpackers, as most of them are really clean and seem like fun places to stay O0

Before getting here, just thought of staying in one would make me cringe and now that I've seen them, they are not bad at all. I would happliy stay in one now O0


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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 12:29:28 pm »
thank you guys....what is better??to fly or bus to wellington from auckland (for that week whilst DH is job hunting?) :confused:

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 04:30:14 pm »
Taking a bus will give you a nice view of the scenery!  8)
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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 07:13:03 pm »
The BEST idea would be to take the train from AKL to Welly. Stunning trip down the country. You see the scenery. Snow on Mt Ruepehu, Kapiti Coast.

check out http://www.tranzscenic.co.nz

there are some great rail journeys. I did AKL to Welly in 2005, booked early online for cheap tickets. Train leaves at about 8am in AKL and gets to welly by 7pm. Really worth it!

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 07:45:55 pm »
 :)

thanks guys.  gona check it out now....

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2007, 01:31:48 pm »
Just reading some of this makes me so irritable for the strike causing all these delays. The train and bus options look absolutely awesome. The description of scenery etc, heck I can't wait to get to NZ. Would the SA idiots not consider our immigration requirements as an emergency service? I wish, that way we could have everything done and go see this paradise you described Happy Expat.  :smitten  ;D

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2007, 04:44:47 pm »
We'll all get there, some quicker some longer but in the end we'll get there, and after us there'll be hundreds to come, who will all some day ask us ... how is NZ and they will envy us.

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2007, 10:46:46 pm »
Think of yourselves as the original Pioneers for this site O0 :clap:


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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2007, 01:27:05 pm »
 :clap:
Just hope this stike is over soon....i need to collect my LO and my passport from HA Prospecton.  It's ready but not really 'safe to go there' right now....Will only need it in Oct...., but if there are mistakes, we need to rectify it.... :'(

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2007, 03:26:42 pm »
Hey Tania, I need to go to but not sure if it is a good idea right now.  Let me know if you are going what it is like.  I think I will tackle it on Saterday.

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2007, 05:29:16 pm »
will do... :)

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2007, 02:36:57 pm »
Someone mention pioneers??? Could this be the next "Groot Trek"? Yep, it really will be great to be able to come to this site and tell someone else (Hopeful EXSAn....to be NewKiwi), "Don't consider it, just get on and do it.......New Zealand is the paradise that you've have been searching for, get here as soon as your ox wagon can get you here". Hope it floats, heckova long swim and the waters a bit cold!!  8) :crazy2:

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Re: where to stay/go in wellington??
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2007, 06:01:21 pm »
 :2funny: