Just in case any of you are interested, here's what it has cost so far to organise our family of four to travel to Europe next year.
Invercargill to Estonia $3,956
$173 plane tickets Invercargill-Christchurch (Air NZ, 3 people)
$80 car petrol Invercargill-Christchurch (1 person)
$3,368 plane tickets Christchurch-Auckland-Shanghai-London (Air NZ & Virgin, 4 people)
$335 plane tickets London-Estonia (Easyjet, 4 people)
Estonia to Invercargill $3,956
$335 plane tickets Estonia-London (Easyjet, 4 people)
$3,368 plane tickets London-Shanghai-Auckland-Christchurch (Virgin & Air NZ, 4 people)
$173 plane tickets Christchurch-Invercargill (Air NZ, 3 people)
$80 car petrol Christchurch-Invercargill (1 person)
Travel insurance $412
$312 Tower Insurance through Kiwibank credit card
$100 coverage top-up for pre-existing medical conditions (2 people)
Granted, this does not yet include things such as expenses on the way, dog kennel etc which we expect will bring the total to about $10,000 NZD - but in a nutshell, this is what it'll look like.