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Links to Motorcycle stuff in NZ and Oz?

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Sorry if this is in the wrong place, Mods feel free to move it

I thought that maybe it could be good to put any links to websites here if you are allowed to help people out like me!

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Hi,

I think you are unlikely to find alu panniers in NZ. When I left hardly anyone was using "normal" panniers, let alone alu ones.

Try this German site: http://www.adventure-enduro.de/alukoffer/

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Don't know what happened to this reply of mine. It was in response to a question about aluminium panniers in NZ. I wonder how it ended up in this thread...
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Thumbs up New Zealand Travel and Accommodation Links

Hi
Just adding a few links that as a local, I think visitors will find useful.
I will add to the list as they come to hand.
Please feel free to add your links.
Cheers

New Zealand Travel and Accommodation Links

Department of Conservation (DOC) camping areas
The Department of Conservation (DOC) camping areas on conservation land throughout New Zealand, there are 235 vehcile accessible camping grounds and it has searchable maps, PDF documents to download etc.

Jasons Travel info
This is a very useful site with the ability to search for all types of accommodation, from campgrounds to hotels.
It also has lots of other useful travel info, like sking, wine trails etc.

Top 10 is the premier New Zealand holiday parks and campgrounds (motor camps) group
Top 10 has lots of good campgrounds throughout New Zealand
It also has a club membership which entitles you to 10% off each time you stay, more details can be found here, this membership also applys to Big4 holiday parks in Australia
Big4 Holiday parks

Communications whilst visiting New Zealand (Cellular and GPS info)

Vodafone - Visitor Info
Vodafone NZ is the only GSM network provider in New Zealand. We have 900MHz 2G coverage of 97% of the nation's population, including nearly all the main visitor destinations.

Telecom is the other major player in the market
However is not a GSM network, so you will need to buy a phone

GPS Recreational Society in New Zealand
This is a very useful site with alot of useful information on hardware/software and any related GPS info

Brents New Zealand Street maps for your Garmin GPS
These are very good

Brents New Zealand Street Maps for your Magellan GPS
Again very good

New Zealand Map and Placename index
This lists in alphabetical order every town/city and placename in New Zealand

Interactive NZ maps. Easy to use interface
This has lots of useful info, includes a moving map for PDA's and Moving Maps software for GPS

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In Oz try www.exploroz.com for current track conditions, weather, some good dual sport rides, fuel prices. forums, heaps and heaps of useful info. While this is a 4WD orientated site this info is useful to all.

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Top links,

But you wouldnt have one for a list of biker friendly backbackers/hostals by any chance?

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But you wouldnt have one for a list of biker friendly backbackers/hostals by any chance?

Thanks

Rob
Hi Rob
I normally stay at the Top 10 Parks, as they often have lodges similar to backpacker rooms
You wont find a shortage of Backpackers here in NZ, I will see if I can find a link or two

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