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    If you had 2 weeks where would you prefer to go? Can't decide. Flight deals appear to be very good to NZ atm fo August.
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    Never been to the North Island so can't help.
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    North Island is good, Ruapehu generally gets more snow then south island resorts but it does need it as there are a lot of rocks so needs to be around 2metre base for top to bottom, last year they had around 4 metres from memory it was insane apparently and a record for them..
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    For 2 adults and 4 kids would you go a motorhome or use a car and stay in normal accomodation?
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    Ditch the kids and have a great time.
    How many days till it snows again?

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    Ahahaha if only. I don't have an option on that. They come [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by Spiceman:
    North Island is good, Ruapehu generally gets more snow then south island resorts but it does need it as there are a lot of rocks so needs to be around 2metre base for top to bottom, last year they had around 4 metres from memory it was insane apparently and a record for them..
    actually I'm pretty sure it went over 5m.
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    I think you are right Frog, I just knew it was big so thought I'd be safe saying 4metres, but it was way more than they'd ever had...

    Chunky, your best bet is probably is car and stay in Ohakune somewhere... Motorhome would not be comfy with 4 kids in winter there IMHO... I wouldn't do it. And trust me, I've camped in some cold places...
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    I took my kids to Tekapo and based ourselves there. Stayed in a backpackers, had 4 beds and share bathroom/kitchen and dirt cheap! Then visited the little commercial fields about the place. Was great for the kids at the time as they were still beginners at that stage.

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    Personally i'm a fan of the north island.
    Once you get out of Auckland. (even though I lived there for 10 years)
    So were you planning on a bit of sightseeing as well?.
    I could do up a bit of a plan if youre keen.
    car wise I'd get a 2003-2006 model outback for about 65 aud a day.
    I'd stay in Motels that have kitchenettes (better at breakfast).
    I could do up a few places-plans etc if youre keen?

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    Been to Nth Island once.
    Stayed at Oakanue & boarded both major resorts.
    I was there in a bad season, but still found the runs enjoyable, however, as with most NZ resorts, but especially Ruapehu, it is very exposed and the lifts get shut a fair bit.
    I even saw a few years back on a NZ ski website that Turoa even had an avalance in bounds.

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    I would like to do the north island one day but for me this season it's the south again.
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    When you going to be there Tobi?
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    Umm sometime in August, 13th - 22nd or something like that I think.
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    Will probably pass at the airport. We're the first 2 weeks.
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    Donza thank you thank you for your offer but I don't want you to go to all that trouble when we are still deciding if we want to **** the funds out or the excitement is overriding what we should be doing and saving. I must admit I have never been to the North Island.
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    yeah!
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    Originally posted by chunky:
    Donza thank you thank you for your offer but I don't want you to go to all that trouble when we are still deciding if we want to **** the funds out or the excitement is overriding what we should be doing and saving. I must admit I have never been to the North Island.
    Its no probs.
    Its a great place. More diverse than the south.

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