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Old 04-05-2009, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I LOVE Queenstown and can't say enough good things about it.. It's a real tourist mecca though.. so that can be a bit overwhelming, I think you definately need to check it out though.

(Anyone correct me if I'm wrong I may be a bit biased) I think the South Island is far better in terms of skifields and there's more of them.

Hostels for $5.. I don't think so.. but you'd be looking at anywhere from $25 - $50NZ for cheap accomidation.. Or even I'd recommend hiring a campervan and just travelling around.. The south islands small enough to do that.. and if you're coming all that way you may as well see the whole country.
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