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Old 10-13-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Women traveling alone in New Zealand

So I have a female friend and her 12 year old son who I was supposed to accompany to New Zealand for a month. I am now having to bail on her due to circumstances beyond my control. I want to encourage her to go ahead on her own but I have no idea if it is safe. She plans to travel all over both islands. I would really appreciate any feedback.

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Old 10-13-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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I find its ok....so... we don't leave the back door open, or the keys in the car but probably much the same as most places.
Avoid downtown Auckland at night in the weekends as its full of drunk teenagers.....
Driving seems to be the area that tourists have the most problems.... forgetting to stay on the left....and the standard of driving here is pretty average.

I took a 5 and 7 year old around Thailand for a month 10 years ago..... you just got to be sensible and keep your wits about you.

If you don't have a contact in Auckland feel free to PM me.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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see ya local real estate agents

what ya asking ask for go see Chris or Erin and they will fill ya in



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Old 10-14-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #5
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Are you soliciting for some real estate agents?


[QUOTE=Steve in NZ;19813595]what ya asking ask for go see Chris or Erin and they will fill ya in
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:54 PM   #6
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Are you soliciting for some real estate agents?
Don't worry about Steve, he only ever makes sense occasionally We will keep him locked up while your friend is visiting

But seriously, your friend should have no problems, NZ is as safe as the US, maybe more so.

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Old 10-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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But seriously, your friend should have no problems, NZ is as safe as the US, maybe more so.

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+1

I wouldn't recommend that women travelling alone hitch-hike. And as long as they're staying in decent accommodation they should perfectly safe.

Imagine if they where going on a trip to Canada or Alaska what advice would you give them? I imagine exactly the same advice would apply here. (Except anything about Bears or snakes.. because we don't have them...)

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Old 10-14-2012, 04:27 PM   #8
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Don't worry about Steve, he only ever makes sense occasionally
Must have missed that one time...
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I wouldn't recommend that women travelling alone hitch-hike. And as long as they're staying in decent accommodation they should perfectly safe.

You do need to exercise basic common sense, like not hitch-hiking alone, and not walking through bad parts of town late on a Friday night, but otherwise NZ is pretty safe. I've never felt unsafe when traveling around by myself.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:49 PM   #10
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Wtf?
since u ookies only been around 20 minutes you clearly are not aware that Chris and Erin spent considerable time in NZ when they did there world tour.

They no the place very well

yes they are real estate agents but if you look at their site they spend considerable time motorcycling. By the poster of this site visiting them they can fill him in face to face

over and out

now get back to ya garages and do hat ya do best. Attempting to modify ya shitters
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #11
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Should be just fine going alone.
I recently spent a week riding around the south island alone and felt perfectly safe.

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:51 PM   #12
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Should be just fine going alone.
I recently spent a week riding around the south island alone and felt perfectly safe.

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one word of warning. Tell her not to stop for guys on non factory looking R100gs's. This is what the do. Spend all week modifying their bikes. Then go for a ride and break down on side of road.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:06 PM   #13
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But seriously, your friend should have no problems, NZ is as safe as the US, maybe more so.

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And....we have bugger all Mekkies here!!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #14
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Chris and Erin

Duh
Now I get it. I have met these guys. Forgot all about them.
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what ya asking ask for go see Chris or Erin and they will fill ya in

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #15
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Soon to be on her way

She will be on her way soon. Thanks for all the feedback. You folks take good care of the woman I love..
She has a camper van rented. No bike this trip.
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