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New Zealand Road Trip: 4-5 months

Join a TeamBecky Goodall
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Anyone out there up for a cheap & cheerful extended adventure down under? Flying out November 2019 with a tentative return around March/April 2020 (i.e. 4 to 5 months travelling).

Visit – Both the North and South Islands of NZ (and possibly Australia on way home). Exactly where we visit to be decided as we go along, but 4 months should cover pretty much all of NZ (2 months per island). The emphasis is on flexibility and spontaneity (i.e.  Buy a ticket to NZ and sort the rest out when we get there). For inspiration and lots of handy travel tips visit -http://www.backpackerboard.co.nz/guide/

Transport – share the purchase of cheap vehicle(s) on arrival & sell before departure. Travel as a group to reduce costs and for company, security & self-help in case of breakdown/accident etc.

Accommodation – Budget Hotel / B&B / Airbnb / Backpacker Hostel / Camping / (Camper Van – If that’s the type of vehicle decided upon). A combination of some or all of these (as required), all arranged online during the trip to maximize flexibility.

Cost – Difficult to guess at this stage and depends on flights, transport, accommodation & travelling lifestyle. The intention is to keep costs down as much as is mutually desirable, but not at the expense of having some fun and a reasonably comfortable time. Everyone will be responsible for their own expenses, including arranging flights. This proposal is non-commercial. It’s a DIY trip organized entirely by those who choose to take part. As a very rough guesstimate I wouldn’t expect any change out of 10k and probably not much out of 15k (i.e. 2 to 3k per month). I’d recommend having a pot of at least 20k available, to be on the safe side.

Eligibility – Open to anyone sensible with the time, money, health, desire and courage to go. 

Contact Mike at; mikerichings@hotmail.co.uk

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