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    Default NZders prefer overseas trips?

    I did a trip based on my photography thru the South Island visiting the country towns,t he lakes etc and they didn't like that too much. Are most people really into bigger cities and overseas? About the only places they liked was Queenstown and Christchurch. Obviously we stuck to the busy waterfront and Riccarton Mall etc.

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    Default Re: NZders prefer overseas trips?

    Who is they?

    I have been everywhere in the SOuth except Stewart Island.

    North Island I haven't been further north than Broadwood, haven't been to Gisborne, New Plymouth but have been pretty mush everywhere else in the rest of it.

    Only oversea place I have been is Bali once.
    Wouldn't go again.

    I do know a lot of Southlanders have never been further north than Ch/ch and go more often to Australia than anywhere in NZ.

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    Default Re: NZders prefer overseas trips?

    Family and friends that I know. They prefer going overseas - Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Europe, Bali, Thailand etc. Maybe it is the status thing. My mistake was taking them to the country towns, they really didn't like that. In the larger towns they stuck to coffee shops, waterfronts and bars, and malls.

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    Default Re: NZders prefer overseas trips?

    The more "they" stick to the cities and towns, the better for the rest of us that like the wilderness. In fact keep all overseas and white Reebok tourists out of National and Forest Parks
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    Default Re: NZders prefer overseas trips?

    Don't leave home till you have seen the country.
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    Default Re: NZders prefer overseas trips?

    Confucius observed that it is better to trip over seas than to trip over cliffs.
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    Default Re: NZders prefer overseas trips?

    Your friends grow up in a city? I find a lot of city people don't know what to do with themselves in the country. It's not a criticism, just an observation. I'm getting a bit that way myself, gotten used to having things to do nearby when I'm bored.
    I grew up in small towns and still like them but since leaving home have lived mostly in Hamilton for work. I love getting out of the city for a while when the weather is good. Maybe it's more that city folk like cities rather than NZers do.
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    Default Re: NZders prefer overseas trips?

    Yes, they have grew up in cities. To them they say the scenery is nice but there is nothing to do, one drives around or stands there for 5mins and it's the same. They're not into hikes or kayaking etc. The township can be quite small.

    Yep, not just NZders. Maybe the people that grew up in cities in NZ prefer overseas cities. You hear that people prefer going to Australia than visit other parts of NZ right ... or they go to Fiji or Hawaii or LA, or the ever popular Bali and Thailand.

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    Default Re: NZders prefer overseas trips?

    There is a sameness in NZ country towns.
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    Default Re: NZders prefer overseas trips?

    There is a sameness to cities!

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