AirAsia promotional fares during launch of Kuala Lumpur-Christchurch sector: RM470 (~USD160).
Self-contained 6-berth camper van rental: NZD149 per day (discounted winter rate).
Prepaid broadband package from 2degrees Vodafone: NZD20 for 1 gigabyte.
Camping at, tweeting from and blogging from the foot of Aoraki: priceless.
*Kia ora = ‘hello’ in Maori
(Photo taken using HTC Desire phone camera)