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Wanted: borrow, rent or buy two touring bikes - New Zealand

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Wanted: borrow, rent or buy two touring bikes - New Zealand

My wife, our toddler and I arrive to Auckland at the end of December for a one month tour around the North Island. Air New Zealand charges an arm and a leg to transport bicycles, so we are looking for a cheaper solution that might involve borrowing bikes, renting them or buying and then selling at the end of the tour. If you have any idea or information that might help us out, please post here. Thanks!

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With Air New Zealand a

With Air New Zealand a bicycle counts as a standard bag. So you can put it in a box and pack other things in it up to 23kg without cost.

What cost are you being told?

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Oops

Thanks Hamish and sorry for my confusion... On further digging around, I found that actually a bike box, if under 2m in length and 23kg in weight, counts as standard baggage. That in principle would still leave us paying for one extra piece of baggage between us for gear. The charge for an extra bag is $150, but $70 if prepaid, based on what I read. When I went in to pay for the prepaid extra piece of baggage, it quoted me a price of $1 per piece, per direction... So I went ahead and paid for two extra pieces, each direction, just to be safe, for a grand total of $4.

Summary: Air New Zealand is great!

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That $1 extra baggage seems

That $1 extra baggage seems to be some special they're running. Great for you!

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But Air New Zealand not so

But Air New Zealand not so great for me. From NZ we would get charged $95 for the extra bag each way. Only specials for visitors to NZ!

WS Member Аватар пользователя Rendellstanbridge
TWO BIKES

THERE IS AN AWESOM BLOKE WE HAVE HAD DEALING WITH IN FACT TWO IN christchurch THEY CAN COURRIER BIKES TO WHERE YOU ARE LEROY PHONE 0226895989 OWNS A SHOP IN CH CH CALLED AROUNDAGAINBIKES
TRY KFARM@XTRA.CO.NZ hes also in CH CH and could help we got our bikes from them just last week ps dont forget to come and bike around Napier and Hastings beautifull small roads peacefull and warm ! great beaches to BREIGE AND FRANK

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Thanks Breige and Frank - we

Thanks Breige and Frank - we only have a month and so plan to spend all of it on the north island. Hopefully we'll return sometime to cycle round the South Island as well. As I wrote above, in the end it turns out we can bring our bikes with us from home, essentially for free, so that's what we'll do. Enjoy your trip!

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