Ponga wrote:Evenin' all! A Kiwi in the camp, just wanted to chime in and say hello and thank you to all the fabulous friendly people on this forum. Been reading for a while and feel as if I know some of you already. Really grateful to have found some 'likeminded' folks to have a yarn with, albeit from my Kiwi perspective. Sadly, I have been unable to find a similar site targetted specifically for Kiwi campers, but can see from reading a lot here that we share a lot in common.
Anyway, we decided at the latter part of 2007 to get back into the camping game, after not having been for over 20 years. So finally our 'shopping spree' is complete and we're all kitted out, after many weeks of researching gear, tents and the like and heading out for our first camp next weekend.
I'm sure we have a huge learning curve ahead of us, but with the aid of all that we have learned here, we feel like we're well prepared and hope we don't end up providing too much entertainment for our fellow campers. :lol:
Look forward to chatting with you all!
HGMonaro wrote:G'day Ponga!
We're currently contemplating a Kiwi holiday (for next year). Hopeing to hire a campervan and tour the countryside! Might have to hit you up for some local knowledge!
Activity_Dept wrote:Hey Ponga, welcome to the forum. No forum is complete without the token Kiwi or two . Perhaps we can appoint you the official tourism board for New Zealand. You show us yours and we'll show you ours; uhh Counties that is.
Ponga wrote:The first bit of advice to start you off; for some reason the majority of people pick up a van in Auckland, head South and drop off in Christchurch. If you do the reverse you are likely to get better prices and availability. They often offer them out at stupid low prices when they're running short and desperate to get them back up North.
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