Organising an OS Snow trip

SociallyDisabled

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Hi All

Last year we went to NZ for a week for our first Overseas Trip. This year, we are looking to do the same, depending on how much it costs.

What I am wondering is, if it's better to organise the trip, flights, accom, car hire, e.t.c. on my own, or using a travel agent. Last year we used a travel agent and it was just over 1000 for it all

So any hints for a travel noob?
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Thanks,

Adam.

Edit: Basing ourselves in Queenstown probably,
 
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Pepilleeri

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Save your money for an extra 4 months and go to Japan in January instead.

Better snow, better food, on snow accom and trees.

If you know how to use the interweb, then skip the TA.
 

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Because you're a spoiled little brat as it is and where the fcuk do you get off spending my money.

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LMB

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Back over to the rage thread TOFF, and lay off Verms special supplements.
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Benn0

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I enjoy planning my own trip, it adds to the excitement, but when I last went to Japan, I found that buying part of it through a travel company was cheaper than doing it direct. So flights and accom were done through the travel co, and the rest I did direct, it included a trip to tokyo.

For NZ, I always plan myself.

As others have said, go to Japan for something new. March in Niseko is great, or was when i was last there.... You can stay up on the hill and ski out from your front door.
 

churchy

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for NZ i would probably just go TA or package or something because i'd be going solely to hit the snow. i'd be vetting the accommodation and making sure it was well reviewed and also doing my homework to make sure the "deal" i was offered was cheaper than retail.

i would also back Pepilleeri's call to do japan instead - save a few hundred a month for the extra few months you have to wait and it will be easy to afford. If going to japan i would definitely run my own show and do my own itinerary.
 

Donza

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NZ is virtually part of Australia...
No need for a travel agent there..
 
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the snow quality for resort skiing is undeniably better in japan and on that basis, its better value for money.

note this isn't to say resort skiing isn't good in NZ, its just japan is better.
 

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benchives said:
the snow quality for resort skiing is undeniably better in japan and on that basis, its better value for money.

note this isn't to say resort skiing isn't good in NZ, its just japan is better.

The pork is much better quality as well
 
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SociallyDisabled

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Thanks for putting the thoughts in my head!

Definitely will put it to the GF!

Might just head down to Perisher for a few days on the weekend. If i can justify the $110/day! (Had to put in the generic complain about aussie lift prices somewhere in the thread!)
 

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No reason why you can't do both NZ & Japan. Forget about $110 lifts - try Y3500-4500 (or about $50)
 
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