New Zealand Travel Experiences

Ideas on Transport Solutions

Unique New Zealand travel requires for many some extra thought.

This Island country which can only be reached by plane, yacht, or cruise. Any way you choose to arrive NZ soil, ALL have in common: once here some kind of transport is necessary to visit wide spread and rural attractions along main tourist tracks as well as off track.

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As  expected from an attractive holiday destination plentiful offers are out there on how to travel the Islands. Sure is your choice of transport solution has an immense impact on your holiday experiences.

Therefore it is best to decide first on:

  • What you want to get out of your New Zealand travel, visiting cities, main tourist attaction or stray off the main paths?
  • How long and in which season do you plan your journey for?
  • Will you be travelling solo, or be accompanied by a partner, family or friends?
  • Finaly, what are your personal likings and your budget?

The Beauty:

Planning your New Zealand travel is fun. Many transport solutions are on offer to suit all budgets and desires. From independent travel where you decide the destination on a day to day basis is as easy as taking a fully or partly guided and organised tour by bus, or mix and match. Close to nature, city and culture or heroic paths of adventure, your imagination sets the limit.

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Self-driving holidays

The luxury version of self driving is in a motor home rental. Experience the maximum on independence and the chance to spent your nights in most remote reserves shown in your physical map of NZ. Prepared like a snail, your bed accompanies you wherever you find pleasure to stay. Compare prices  of some major motorhome rental companies and get a quote to help your travel plans taking shape.

There motor home rentals are bookable like: Alpha Campervans, Apollo, Backpacker Campervans, Britz, Coastal Campers, Discover NZ Motorhome Rentals, Easygo Campers, Jucy Rentals, KEA Campers, Kiwi Autohomes, Lucky Rentals, Maui Motorhomes, Spaceships, United Campervans, Wendekreisen Travel Limited.

The budget form that comes close to motor home rentals and equally allows more time to spend enjoying the country rather than pitching up a tent every night is offered by a smaller local company. Mountain Rentals rents out camper vans or sleeper vans.

For outdoor enthusiasts who love camping or simply want to try travelling the kiwi way rent a car pack it with your camping gear and set off to explore camp grounds on the main tourist tracks, reserves, in regional parks, and national parks. Some smaller campsites reward with fantastic wilderness settings. This is certainly is more enjoyable during the drier summer season.

Should the weather change on your New Zealand travel an extensive net of accommodation is available. For budget conscious travellers there are HOSTELWORLD and backpackers. The middle range is covered by bed and breakfasts, and hotels to the luxury edition of hotels and lodges that provide a roof for the night.

If a solid roof for the night is preferred then a hired car or motor bike is sufficient. Renting a car to explore Auckland's beaches and regional parks independently  can be a good idea.

Many questions about what to look out for when renting a carare answered in car rental tips.

Long term travellers, taking a gap year, or planning a working holiday during their New Zealand travel are probably better off to buy a car.

Independent New Zealand travel

Do you want to take a break of driving but still prefer to discover the country independently in your own terms? Then mix and match bus , budget car rental, and train.

I never travel without my diary.
One should always have something sensational
to read in the train.
--Oscar Wilde--

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Hiking vacations

Hiking is the way to travel most closely to nature. This is something that fits in every New Zealand vacation even if you are only for a couple of days on transit in Auckland. Hiking in the Waitakere Ranges is a must.

Generally tracks are on offer in every difficulty and length with campsites or huts to spend the night. Tours can be implemented in self driving holidays as well as in organized bus travelling, flying, or train transportation. Often organised itineraries offer to leave the group/bus for further aerial exploration and precede the journey at a later stage.

The official opening of a walkway crossing New Zealand in its entire length was on the 3rd December 2011. The Long PathwayTe Araroa connects Cape Reinga in the far north with Bluff in the far south. This means 3,000km and 120 days hiking.

Vacations on a Bike

Deciding on cycling vacations can be fun and challenging. Bring your own, hire or buy a bike. Cycle the whole route or combine cycling with a .

Pre-organised NZ travel

Decide on the cornerstones of your New Zealand travel and let someone else fuss about everything else. A planned tour is a perfect way to spend the short vacation period enjoying rather than organising.

These still give the opportunity to extend on a place you liked and be happy to further explore and rejoin the tour in a nine day interval.

Round trips by Train travel New Zealand are organised one to seven days in length. Passing the most popular tourist attractions of the North and South or just South while presenting the most beautiful scenery through panorama windows.

All in all there are numerous ways, for each budget and liking to get the most out of your New Zealand travel.


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