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Discussion in 'Flights' started by BoofHead, Apr 2, 2017.
Anybody in the know re: another release of cheap NZ flights coming up?
We need our mate David Andrews back.
Would you have to come back via Fiji and include lift passes?
Air NZ have a decent sale on ATM. Jetstars just finished yesterday
Pulled the pin, $296 return Melb - Christchurch on Air NZ. Woo!
In July or August ?
Sale was from 15th of July to mid September. We are going the last week of August
Was there any queenstown specials ???
Do you have the internet? Google Air New Zealand. Melbourne to Queenstown from $219 one way.
Air NZ sale finished on Wednesday. Look out for another possible Jetstar sale after easter though
If your heading towards Wanaka this is a good deal...............
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
Can recommend this place if you are looking for a apartment.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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/
Great advice as always Zim, much appreciated mate
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.
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.
Awesome, you have given me plenty to research Countdown begins!
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.
Been eyeing Broken River off for a while.
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.
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.