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New Zealand - October /November

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bruffin Sun 08-Jul-18 12:10:51

Going out to New Zealand for a wedding first weekend November.
We are driving over 3 weeks, we also have a lot of tours and activities booked

Milford Sound Cruise
Franz Josef
Trans alpine to greymouth
Onaero for Wedding

What sort of clothing are we going to need, will any of it be shorts weather?, assume it may be rainy so will need rainwear, but is it short showers or all day rain. Will it be really cold in Franz jozef

Just trying to work out what to buy in the sales atm

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schoty77 Sun 08-Jul-18 23:16:30

It's usually shorts weather for the Upper North Island by that time. You will definitely need something a little warmer for the South, jeans and a jumper should do it, especially if you're under bush cover doing the trails.

The last two summers have been terrible - rain/thunderstorms, high humidity up in Auckland. Hopefully this year will be better!

bruffin Sun 08-Jul-18 23:21:17

Thank you, fingers cross the weather will be better

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JimWilsonBell Sun 08-Jul-18 23:39:26

We went to NZ in December. Franz Joseph was hot but then peed it down - you'll need fly repellent the blood sucking flies are evil!

Iizzyb Sun 08-Jul-18 23:48:21

I got sunburnt in December but also one day had to wear pretty much all my clothes as was soo COLD! I was told for NZ you need a bit of everything. Waterproofs, woolly pully, gloves, shorts, sun hat etc!!

Have a great trip x

JellyTipisthebest Mon 09-Jul-18 07:34:33

sunscreen, Insect spray for west coast and then cloths for all weathers. It should be warm but if you get a south wind it can get cold. In October the big planes leave Christchurch for Antarctica so keep your eye open

habibihabibi Mon 09-Jul-18 16:09:19

Pack like you are going to the British seaside in spring/autumn
Ankle boots
Warm socks
Lightweight down vest
Long sleeve tops
Light weight wool jumper
Raincoat - packamac
Warm hat

Wedding likely more casual than the UK so flats and jersery packable dress acceptable.
Don't rely on buying anything clothes wise there. Very expensive and a bit shite aside some OK but pricey merino stuff.

bruffin Mon 09-Jul-18 18:35:54

B&g have requested suits for the men, which is a bit of a pain, and bright colours have a fairly crushable bright red phase 8 dress, that im taking.

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specialsubject Mon 09-Jul-18 20:57:15

not jeans, quick dry trousers.not jumpers, fleeces. four seasons in one day is not just a song, so no silly fashion gear.

thats a hell of a lot for three weeks. queenstown to milford is 10 hour return drive so either fly or start from Te Anau.

bruffin Mon 09-Jul-18 22:00:26

We are doing a coach trip and overnight cruise to milford. The coach is picking us up at our hotel.

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specialsubject Tue 10-Jul-18 09:29:35

ok, that 's much safer. enjoy and fingers crossed for the weather on the day. and for franz as glacier access is now only by plane. if you do get grounded drive to Fox (only 30 mins) as the valleys are both worth seeing. lots of walk info on

you could skip Nelson as there isnt much there.

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