Campsite, Lake Rerewhakaaitu, near Rotorua

Tips for Traveling in New Zealand

New Zealand is the perfect escape from a busy city life. Here, all kinds of untouched nature is just waiting to be explored; from hiking to bathing in waterfalls, caving and even sky diving, you can have any kind of adventurous experience you want here. Whether you decide to stay in beautiful holiday homes or camp out in the wilderness, you’re sure to have a memorable time exploring the nature and culture of this beautiful, unique country. There are many aspects to consider when planning a trip to New Zealand, so read up on some of these trips to prepare you for a wonderful holiday:

Campsite, Lake Rerewhakaaitu, near Rotorua

Accommodation

Hostels are a good way to stay in New Zealand, as you can find rooms for around $20 per night. If you prefer the comfort of a hotel over a hostel, expect to pay upwards of $50 per night. Or you can opt for holiday houses for an even more homey experience. Finally, camping is a great way to save lots of money and experience the amazing wilderness firsthand!

Food

Restaurants in New Zealand can be expensive, so it’s best to either cook or find cheap meals to-go. If you stay in a hostel or hotel, grab some food at the local market to make some staples in the kitchen. For those times when you do want to go out, don’t miss the local specialties of New Zealand: roasted lamb, mussels and fish n’ chips!

Transportation

New Zealand is one of those countries where the journey is just as important, if not more so, than the destination. It’s an experience in itself driving throughout this gorgeous country. Try New Zealand caravan rentals to have built in accommodation wherever you travel. No hostels out near the waterfalls you’ve been exploring? No problem! Or check out Auckland Car Hire for a full scale of options for your car rental needs, if you’d rather rent a car than a caravan.

Save Money

If you’re really into saving money and making great connections along your travels, consider a volunteer work-share program such as WWOOF or Workaway in New Zealand to save some extra cash. You’ll stay with a host and receive free food and accommodation in exchange for a predetermined amount of work per week. Or even just ask your hostel if you can exchange a few hours of cleaning or reception work for the price of a room- you never know until you try, and you could end up scoring a free bed!