Question NZ deals

Discussion in 'Flights' started by BoofHead, Apr 2, 2017.

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    BoofHead

    BoofHead Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Anybody in the know re: another release of cheap NZ flights coming up?
     
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    Dave6

    Dave6 Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    We need our mate David Andrews back.
     
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    craighelo

    craighelo Active Member

    Would you have to come back via Fiji and include lift passes?
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Air NZ have a decent sale on ATM. Jetstars just finished yesterday
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Pulled the pin, $296 return Melb - Christchurch on Air NZ. Woo!
     
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    Pippenn_2K

    Pippenn_2K Just Registered

    In July or August ?
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Sale was from 15th of July to mid September. We are going the last week of August :)
     
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    Spyder_Man

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    Was there any queenstown specials ???
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Do you have the internet? Google Air New Zealand. Melbourne to Queenstown from $219 one way.
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Air NZ sale finished on Wednesday. Look out for another possible Jetstar sale after easter though
     
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    Zimboo

    Zimboo Addicted Member

    If your heading towards Wanaka this is a good deal...............
    https://www.jucy.co.nz/ski4free/
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    That is a sweet deal, up to 6 days free at TC is worth some serious coin.
    I've skied Queenstown/Wanaka resorts a few times before though, so this trip is to check out the areas around Methven :)
     
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    Zimboo

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    Can recommend this place if you are looking for a apartment.
    http://www.brinkleyresort.co.nz/accommodation.asp
     
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    BoofHead

    BoofHead Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    We plan on poking around TB, BR, and Craigieburn last week of Aug also. Not locking in any accom at all, just going to cuff it.
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    We are also looking at visiting those resorts, but as we will most likely base ourselves in Methven for the week we will limit the driving to max 1.5 hours each way.
    As you're not booking accom any time soon does that mean it doesn't get too busy?
     
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    BoofHead

    BoofHead Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    I've done a clubbie trip before in Aug and there seemed to be heaps of accom. mid week. I'm a tagalong on this trip so don't have planning duties as such. I assume you would need to lock in accom. if staying in Methven. Maybe somebody with more experience with Canterbury than I could chime in.
     
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    Zimboo

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    If it's on, plenty do come at the drop of a hat from Christchurch city. How many of you Froff? The place I mentioned above have 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, which work out OK value (about $70pp) if your splitting the cost between 4-6 people.
    Another place worth a look is this one, (on the main street) which offer a variety of accommodation options.
    http://abisko.co.nz/
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Thanks for the helpful info guys. At this stage there is 5 of us (one non-skier), so the 3 bedroom apartment would be perfect for us. I've also seen there are quite a few AirBnB options too, which might work out cheaper.
    Very rough plan at this stage is hire 2 cars, one 4WD for the skiers, and a little run around for whoever wants the day off skiing. Start off with a day or two at Mt Hutt, then progress to the club fields within 1.5 hours drive.
    Still tossing up whether to split the trip with 4 nights at Methven and 4 at a closer town to the clubbies (Castle Hill?) or just stay in one place.
     
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    Zimboo

    Zimboo Addicted Member

    It's a hard one to plan, due to weather. 1st time we stayed in Methven, the first two days Hutt was closed due to wind, so we drove to Porter Heights as it was open. That's as far as I would want to drive. Other option is staying at Craigieburn or Broken River (in their on snow lodges for a few nights, dinner, bed and breakfast deal). If your non skier wants to experience staying in the mountains and others want to challenge themselves then Broken River is hard to beat. http://silverstripe.brokenriver.co.nz/stay/accommodation/
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Great advice as always Zim, much appreciated mate :thumbs:
     
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    craighelo

    craighelo Active Member

    Surely you would have to stay at one or two of the club fields to get the full experience (I've only stayed at Temple Basin) great food, drinks and people with ski in ski out.
     
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    johnski

    johnski Active Member

    Completely agree with this, once you've stayed at a club field and get into the atmosphere/experience of the place (incl. skiing to the door, beers after skiing and the comradery) it's hard to go back to driving off snow in NZ - All clubbies are good and have their pluses, for strong skiers/boarders in my view it's hard to go past craigieburn but BR or TB can be quite good for a first clubbies experience. Generally can find beds midweek at shortish notice unlesss a peak week or school hols.
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Awesome, you have given me plenty to research :) Countdown begins!
     
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    Dave6

    Dave6 Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    This looks like a good deal: http://silverstripe.brokenriver.co.nz/prices/australian-ski-package/

    Not much more than $100/day for lifts, accommodation and meals.
     
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    kimberlee81

    kimberlee81 Dedicated Member

    Been eyeing Broken River off for a while.
     
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    Zimboo

    Zimboo Addicted Member

    Love BR. Wonderful. Going up the tramway for the first time was awesome, Great value. Just physically train up to fully enjoy, as you are on snow up and down all day. ie no chairs.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017 at 11:23 PM
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    BoofHead

    BoofHead Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    7 days might be a bit long for BR but you can also access Craigieburn from the top. Could be wrong as I've only spent 1 day there.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017 at 1:06 PM