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Title: Things to do in New Zealand to kill boredom, but not your wallet!
Post by: X on 11 March 2010, 02:06:PM
Starting a mini list of some free or cheap (under $5 and $10) things people can do in New Zealand,

any suggestions?

(Semi inspired by http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=55406659594)


Title: Re: Things to do in New Zealand to kill boredom, but not your wallet!
Post by: fluffycatsdad on 11 March 2010, 02:08:PM
This is Wellington-based, unfortunately, but I think it might help:

http://www.travelodge.com.au/about/Free_things_to_do_in_Wellington.aspx


Title: Re: Things to do in New Zealand to kill boredom, but not your wallet!
Post by: I.P.Nightly on 11 March 2010, 02:09:PM
Grey Lynn movie in the park, free from what I understand... Wednesday night..


Title: Re: Things to do in New Zealand to kill boredom, but not your wallet!
Post by: Belgrade on 12 March 2010, 08:56:AM

Most clubs are $10 and under, some are free, like Family.


Title: Re: Things to do in New Zealand to kill boredom, but not your wallet!
Post by: John Locke on 12 March 2010, 11:09:AM
Or if you're wanting to get away from the bar scene,
The Auckland Museum is pretty cheep to have a wonder through NZ and world history.
Motat is also another reasonibly priced place to go to, thats the Museum of transport and techonology.
Next to that is western springs, a nice place for a stroll, and then there's Auckland Zoo.....


Title: Re: Things to do in New Zealand to kill boredom, but not your wallet!
Post by: crashe on 12 March 2010, 11:24:AM
Or if you're wanting to get away from the bar scene,
The Auckland Museum is pretty cheep to have a wonder through NZ and world history.
Motat is also another reasonibly priced place to go to, thats the Museum of transport and techonology.
Next to that is western springs, a nice place for a stroll, and then there's Auckland Zoo.....



John: some of your places are not within the budget that the OP of doing things for $5 to $10...

Auckland Museum: Is a DONATION (of approx $5 upwards) to get in... and they expect that donation too! Even as a AK ratepayer you are expected to pay even thou you pay for the upkeep in your rates!
To see any special events that they put on, will cost EXTRA money to get to see them.
www.aucklandmuseum.com/

MOTAT: The cost to get in is not cheap. Prices are online to view. http://www.motat.org.nz/entrycosts.htm

Western Springs: FREE to walk around. It is 1.32km per circuit around the lake.

Auckland ZOO: Is not cheap to visit... it is $19 per adult... Prices are online to view. http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/default.asp?sectionID=13


Title: Re: Things to do in New Zealand to kill boredom, but not your wallet!
Post by: Kaytu on 12 March 2010, 11:59:AM
In summertime, free activities include walking and picnicking in the gardens.  Take a ball with you anywhere outdoors - park or beach are best - and find someone to play with.  I'm talking ballsports not other activities (although that is an option if you're discrete).

Many museums are free to wander around in - good spots in winter.

Libraries are good for sitting and reading magazines and newspapers, for listening to CDs, and for borrowing books.  They can also be good places to meet people. 

The Film Archive in Wellington lets you watch free movies.  http://www.filmarchive.org.nz/ (http://www.filmarchive.org.nz/)

Eventfinder has lists of free events - check out your local area.

http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/whatson/events/new-zealand/upcoming/price/free (http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/whatson/events/new-zealand/upcoming/price/free)




Title: Re: Things to do in New Zealand to kill boredom, but not your wallet!
Post by: Belgrade on 12 March 2010, 12:23:PM

Art Galleries across Auckland!!