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Oh this is mine. Firstly, you'll want the flight path. This is available online, provided they stick to it. Others online suggest the left. This is correct. I'll now explain why. As you can see from the map, you fly over water a bit, down the coast. The only visible land is to your left. So initially, you definitely want the left. Then you'll cross ...


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To answer my own question I sat on the same side of the plane there and back which would have given me a full picture (well, not really as path there and back is slightly different). Unfortunately, clouds were covering most of the view on the way back so I'll only show pictures of flying (with Jetstar) TO Queenstown and sitting on the RIGHT. Just took off ...


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See "standard warning" at end re the inadvisability of snorkelling alone. It depends on what you want to see and do, but a brief answer is "almost anywhere that you see sea-water. Auckland is not renowned for its water clarity, but it can still be fun (speaking from personal experience). You'd want to stay away from the sewage ponds at Mangere, and some ...


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For incoming items (including most of the major meteor streams) coming from the North to Easterly direction, and not too bad for West of North as well (not so good for from the South) East the utterly marvellous location to beat most others is Glover park above the cliffs to the East of St Heliers Bay. You may be able to drive up Waitara Rd and Park - but ...


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Yes, you need to collect and re-check. I've done this many times at Auckland. The reason is immigration and customs is only at the Auckland international terminal. NZ has strict controls on luggage - and will xray and scan them for food, wood, and many other restricted items. You need to be with your luggage when this happens. If they checked it through ...


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Well, depends on how long are you willing to drive. Of the top eight stargazing spots in New Zealand one is 2.5 hours drive from Auckland: Ngongotaha. Of course, you can just visit the Stardome Observatory in Cornwall Park if you want a short trip.


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No luck it seems. I asked at a tourist info place in Auckland, and the staff member mentioned some places that offer long-term courses, but said that there isn't anything available on a one-off basis. He also suggested I try out relevant videos on YouTube.


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Here are some resources I found via a couple secondary sources after a quick Google: holidayhouses.co.nz is a holiday rental website run by TradeMe, NZ's eBay equivalent. Bring your own housemate--or maybe use nzflatmates to find one? nzflatmates is a dedicated housemate-search website. You fill in a profile and match up with someone with spare room. Post a ...


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If you can purchase all three flights as one ticket, your luggage will definitely be checked all the way to Auckland, and you will most probably get all your boarding passes at JNB. If you don't, you can pick them up at transfer desks along the way in Abu Dhabi or Sydney; you will definitely not need to go through Immigration or Customs at any point along ...


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My latest technique is to get any connection, and then use Instabridge - a free app for Android, that does two very important things: Shows where open wifi is (including password-protected ones which have been crowdsourced - e.g. a kind soul has added his home wifi to the list). This is displayed on a map. For most of the access points shown, a tested speed ...


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Yes it will, because your flight (although a code share) is flown by one carrier Etihad - I am also willing to bet it has a 4 digit flight number. Once you arrive in Abu Dhabi you will spend time at the transit lounge and board your next flight. At check-in, you will definitely be given two boarding passes Johannesburg - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi - Sydney; and ...


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I just realised what the correct answer is - a bit slow before. I'm in Auckland, NZ. If still of use please contact me (see profile page). Place data on a USB memory stick. Trust me :-) Give me memory stick and upload details. It will not be vastly fast, but I can set it to chug along as a background task on std ADSL throttled to a rate that does ...


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