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South Island for 17 days with a 6 year old

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South Island for 17 days with a 6 year old

Hi guys

Just wanting to get some opinions on our possible trip to the south island for 17 days approx in either a campervan or by car/motels??? There will be 3 of us (2 Adults & 1 Child 6 year old girl).

We were thinking of getting a camper but after having a look at costs we are unsure as to whether or not this would be our best option. We have no set itinerary as yet as we are still looking into things but would love some opinions as to where we should go as I want to enjoy our holiday & not have a whinging child on our backs the whole time about how bored they are.

We are open to most options & would love some feedback.

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1. Re: South Island for 17 days with a 6 year old

What time of the year are you travelling?

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2. Re: South Island for 17 days with a 6 year old

Do make sure you limit driving to 3-4 hr per day and try to only do long drives every 2 nd day so your child has plenty of time to run around. Motels & camp grounds usually have playgrounds and nearly every town you pass through will have at least one park where you can feed the ducks & generally get some fresh air.

Choice of vehicle will depend on time of year. I wouldn't attempt it with a child during the winter, but there are huge numbers of them on the roads at present because the rates have dropped significantly from the summer high season.

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4. Re: South Island for 17 days with a 6 year old

Approx 28/12/14 until around 14/1/15??? Peak period by the sound of it

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5. Re: South Island for 17 days with a 6 year old

it is peak holiday time from boxing day (25 dec). You will need to book. Campevanning at this time of the year is great and I suggest your 6 year old will love staying at holiday parks and playing with many new friends. Beach holiday parks are especially wonderful for kids - always something to do.

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