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does Australian seniors(with senior card) get discount in NZ

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does Australian seniors(with senior card) get discount in NZ

can Australian seniors (in 70's) get discount on public transport in NZ? can they use their senior card?

thanks

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1. Re: does Australian seniors(with senior card) get discount in NZ

We used to be able to use our card in Australia but not any longer.

I don't think that you will be able to use yours in New Zealand for transport but independent operators may give you some concession.

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2. Re: does Australian seniors(with senior card) get discount in NZ

It is up to individual operators as to who gets what discount. (also if you are well behaved)

organisations like BBH, YHA, NewZealand super Gold, Seniorscard andfull time tertiary students negotiate discounts with operators, as collectivly,each group of people can represent a lot of trade, and the payback that an operator gets is often the publicity that comes with it.

At the timeof making your booking, ask if you are elegible for a discount. the worst that could happen, is the operator says 'No'.

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3. Re: does Australian seniors(with senior card) get discount in NZ

Unfortunately your Australian Seniors Card is not recognised here in New Zealand. Whilst I am sure that some places may give you the seniors price when you show it, the card is generally not honoured. However, you are able to get a NZ Seniors Card, which will give you discounts on accommodation, ferries, car hire, tourist attractions, cinemas, and many other things. The website is www.seniorscard.co.nz

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4. Re: does Australian seniors(with senior card) get discount in NZ

With the exception of public travel which seniors who have a NZ Gold Card get free off peak local travel you should be able to get discounts in NZ. If a business accepts the NZ Seniors Card then in most instances you should be okay with the Aussie one. I would be interested in how you get on please report back.

We always try our NZ Seniors Card in Aussie and have yet to be turned down.

Aussie Card or Kiwi card its all business isnt it.

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5. Re: does Australian seniors(with senior card) get discount in NZ

Thank you Beanb41, we will definitely keep you posted after we come back from NZ end of March.

thanks for the advise. won't hurt to try, isn't it?

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6. Re: does Australian seniors(with senior card) get discount in NZ

You might also find that businesses will give you a discount as a member of an automobile association (NRMA, in NSW).

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