We encourage everyone coming to the Kiwi Lindy Exchange to do their own research to determine what they’d like to do during their free time. We also thought it’d be nice to share some helpful links and resources to get you on your way. If you’ve got any handy hints or links you’d like to share please share them with the group via the Facebook Event page.
Swing Dancing in New Zealand
If you’re travelling all the way to New Zealand it would certainly be worth checking out the incredible swing scene.
Sail City Jump - Auckland (November 2019, date TBC)
Pocket Change Exchange - Christchurch (29 November - 2nd December 2019)
As Christchurch Accommodation isn’t included in your Kiwi Lindy Exchange registration we thought it would be handy to include some options for you here.
The Old Countryhouse Backpackers is our bus departure and return destination. It has some cheap and well rated accommodation options and may have what you’re looking for.
Eco Villa is another slightly fancier option just up the road. If you’re travelling to the exchange with a few friends and want something more comfortable this could be a great option.
City Central Motel Apartments is centrally located and just a short walk from the Old Countryhouse Backpackers.
Te Anau Activities
Glow Worm Caves: Only accessible by guided tour and includes a boat trip across the lake.
Jet Boating: Short or long trip options, including the river Anduin from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to Lake Manapouri.
Sailing: Jump on board the Faith, an historic sailing ship and explore Lake Te Anau and surrounds.
On a Budget
Take a walk to Brod Bay along the start of the famous Great Walk, the Kepler Track. 3 hours return.
Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, open all day and just a short walk from the visitors centre.
*We should arrive in Te Anau approx. 2.30pm
Funyaks with Dart River Adventure: jump on a jet boat and take a trip up Dart River into Mt Aspiring National Park, then leisurely paddle your way back down the river in an inflatable kayak.
Nomad Safaris: 4 wheel driving + Lord of the Rings location tours.
Around the Basin Bike Tours: includes scenic bike tours or a bike wine tour.
Queenstown Adventure: Bungee Jumping, Rafting and Jet Boat options.
Vertigo Bikes: Mountain Bike hire.
On a Budget