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New Zealand, anyone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Vanillagerrilla, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Anyone from , been to , or planning to visit New Zealand?
    I will be heading there at the end of March with my super hot fiance to get married and have our honeymoon.
    We are traveling to Queenstown, and will be there for 8 days... Sight seeing and having an adventure.
    Since this is both out first times there, we are looking for some ideas from folks that have been there or are from there, or even if you have a bucket list with NZ on it and there is something you want to see or do there...
    Any ideas or suggestions are welcome.
    Im a little nervous about not having a gun with me, or quick access to a gun for the time we are gone, so prayers are welcome...;)
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Say hi to Gandalf!
     
  3. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I know there is a mountain full of gold somewhere down there....
     
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  4. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I plan to someday - if I am still able after I retire, to go riding there.
     
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  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    only problem w/NZ is that it's full of NZers
     
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  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You should probably do the gondola. lol

    queenstown-gondola.jpg
     
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  7. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    More sheep than people.

    I would go and stay on the south island

    I've heard they have some good hunting too - feral pigs and cattle and some kind of deer?
     
  8. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Was on a layover in Christchurch, never left the Int'l terminal though.... LOL!


    We're going to Perth, Australia for 2-wks about the same time your going to kiwi-land... where the men sweat, and the sheep are nervous! :D
     
  10. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Pm me if you like. Old NZ hand and my wife is from the South Island. We'd be happy to share whatever we can with you.
     
  11. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Goosebrown! I will later today.
    We plan on taking some hikes in and around Queenstown, I want to bungee from the Nevis !
     
  12. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Take bug spray - no snakes but you'll wish there were when you get a swarm of those biting flies the size of bees interested in your picknik.

    Go see some koala bears and kiwi birds.

    My dad swears they have the best ice cream in the world and he has traveled more then I have by a lot.

    Was only there a few times as a kid so I'm sure many things have changed.

    Get a digerie do and a leather duster coat cuz they will be much cheaper there then they are here.
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I was not aware they had Koalas and didgeridoos in New Zealand? o_O
     
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  14. beavernation

    beavernation Canby Active Member

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    :DI am envious............its totally on my bucket list. Much better gun laws than Australia, suppressors over the counter cheap, natives hunt year round if your tough enough to climb and WORLD class trout fishing abounds. I would find a small town and a small bar and go in and tip a few pints with the locals to really get the feel;)
     
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  15. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    We had to go thru Austrailia to get there back in the day.

    I guess with all the lord of the rings movies that they have direct flights there now.

    It seems you are correct about the koalas only being an Aussie thing (I always learn something here every day;)) but I'm pretty sure the aboriginals in NZ are still making and selling didgeridoos.
     
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  16. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    We heard there are some penguins around the southern coast that head up from the South Pole. We'll try to find them.
    We arent into the real "touristy" stuff, more the real local laid back things. Tourist stuff always feel fake and lame.
     
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  17. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I watched a show where they were shooting geese in NZ with rifles. The guy said it just felt wrong but was fun.:p

    As a result of the new status (wildlife not protected), Canada geese may be hunted any time utilising any method – with the exception of poisoning (the Minister of Conservation ruled poisoning out as the risk of by-kill of other protected species was too great). This means you may now shoot Canada geese with rifles, shotguns, bows etc, from motorised boats or helicopters, on the ground, on the water or in the air, and during the moult – no limits
     
  18. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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  19. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Great place to visit!

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  20. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    And sheep. Lots of sheep.