Hey people- I am going to be traveling to New Zealand in August through October (their spring time) and I was curious if anyone had some tips or cool places to check out while I am over there. I have relatives who are mostly older in NZ, but I will be asking the cousins who are my age what there is to do as well. I just wanted to see if you guys had any suggestions. I was also wondering what to pack (in 5200 cubic inches backpack), this is my tentative list: 1 pair of jeans 1 pair of shorts 4 shirts (2 short, 1 long, 1 button up) 1 fleece jacket 3-4 pairs of underwear 3-4 pairs of socks (hiking socks, not white cotton) 1 pair of sandals 1 pair of hiking boots or maybe all terrian shoes baseball hat and a beanie raincoat small daypack sleepingbag equipment: 12" powerbook universal adapter (is australia the same voltage?) 4 mp camera waterbottle ipod mini knife toiletries: deo toothbrush hair poo/cond. platic bag aspirin buying: bag lock (goes over the whole bag) I am going to pre-pack everything and then try and eliminate if I can. I need to be frugal on this trip and I will be cutting some stuff out if too heavy or too full (need room for gifts!). I guess I don't need pants, as long as I have my 'puter. Any suggestions would be greatful. Cheers.