Day One - 21 November


Make your way to Christchurch.

Evening meet and greet dinner + registration. Exact time and location to be confirmed shortly. *Dinner and drinks are not included in your pass for this event.

Please Note: Christchurch accommodation is not included in your pass. This was a decision made as group bookings in Christchurch were more expensive than individual bookings.

The coach bus will be leaving for our journey from The Old Countryhouse Hostel. They have some great accommodation options available and we highly recommend you stay there or somewhere nearby to make the next morning super easy.


Day Two - 22 November

The lindy road-trip begins!

We’ll be heading down the east coast of the South Island, through Timaru and Omaru on our way to the Catlins and our accommodation & first night of social dancing at Tautuku.

We’ll be departing from the Old Countryhouse Hostel at 8.30am, we request that you get to the bus no later than 8am.

Accommodation: Otago Outdoor Adventure Camp (Dorms with bunks)

  • Please note that all accommodation on the Kiwi Lindy Exchange has shared bathrooms.

  • Where possible we will place couples and friends next to each other.


Day Three - 23 November


Catlins adventure day!

After your first night of social dancing it’s time to get up and explore what the Catlins has to offer. Visit the beach, the petrified forests, the Lost Gypsy Gallery or perhaps some kayaking, the choice is yours. Some of these activities are within walking distance of our accommodation, others will require a little bus trip.

The afternoon will include a workshop and the day finishes with an evening of social dancing.

Accommodation: Otago Outdoor Adventure Camp (Dorms with bunks)


Day Four - 24 November

It’s time to venture further into Middle Earth.

Our destination today is Te Anau, the 'Gateway to Fiordland'. Here you’ll have an afternoon to explore this incredibly beautiful town on the lake. Go for a hike (aka Tramp), climb a mountain if you’re feeling extra energetic...or go in search of glow worms.

During the evening there will be more social dancing at the local hall.

Accommodation: Te Anau Holiday Park - Steamers Beach Backpackers (Small shared rooms with bunks)


Day Five - 25 November

Milford Sound during the day and Queenstown at night, yes that’s right!

Today we travel through to the awe-inspiring Milford Sound for a boat cruise and lunch, then we head to Queenstown for dinner. After dinner the bus will travel to our accommodation in Arrowtown.

Dinner for this night is not included in your pass.

Accommodation: Arrowtown Holiday Park - The Oregon Lodge (Small shared rooms with bunks)


Day Six - 26 November

Queenstown ‘choose your own adventure’ day.

There is so much to do in Queenstown it’s hard to decide where to begin. The bus will drop you in town from our accommodation in Arrowtown in the morning and bring you back in the late afternoon, what you do in-between is totally up to you!

After dinner at our accommodation you’ll be hosted by local Arrowtown residents for a special social night. Tonight is the night to get a little fancy.

Accommodation: Arrowtown Holiday Park - The Oregon Lodge (Small shared rooms with bunks)


Day Seven - 27 November

Through Central Otago (wine anyone?) to Dunedin.

After the adrenaline filled past few days it’s now time to meander our way through the world famous Central Otago wine region and onto Dunedin. Dunedin is a university town with a fantastic swing scene. Tonight will inject some fresh faces with social dancing with the locals! Our accommodation is located in St Kilda.

Accommodation: Dunedin Holiday Park - Lodge Room (Small shared rooms with bunks)


Day Eight - 28 November


What a week we’ve had!

It’s been an adventure packed week and we’ll be heading back to Christchurch to say our farewells, but not before a final night of social dancing with the locals at the first night of the Christchurch Pocket Change Exchange 28 Nov - 1 Dec.

*Remember that no accommodation or dinner is arranged for this night, you’ll need to sort that out yourself. The bus will be dropping everyone back at our start location, The Old Countryhouse Hostel.


Hungry for more dancing?


Luckily we’ll have you back in Christchurch just in time for the annual Pocket Change Exchange. Be sure to stick around for a few extra days and make it two exchanges back to back!

29 November to 2 December 2019

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