A Travel Guide to New Zealand for a British Globetrotter
What is the adventure capital of the world? If you’re a travel nomad, you’d know the answer to this question – no other than New Zealand! It’s a popular destination where you can hike, skydive, ski, bungee jump, sight see, and many more. Basically, any kind of adventure you may think of, chances are, you’ll be able to do it here. No wonder why a lot of UK travellers also enjoy going to this place. Not only is it very affordable, it’s also a beautiful and friendly country.
That said, here’s a quick guide that would help you enjoy your trip even more.
Plan Your Trip Wisely
It’s very important that you travel at the right time. Keep in mind, the seasons in New Zealand are different from those who live in the northern hemisphere. That’s why the peak season usually runs from December to February. In order to enjoy New Zealand you have to pay attention even to small details. That includes airfare to accommodation, and everything in between. Aside from that, ideally, you should focus your trip – whether it would be on the North Island or South Island. By doing so, you’ll also be able to save a good amount of money on domestic flights, and internal transportations.
Visit an i-SITE
You won’t believe this, but almost every town, village, and city in New Zealand has these friendly tourist offices who are more than willing to assist you. These are known as i-SITES. Additionally, you can find great discounts from here and save as much as 10% during your travel.
The Grocery Store is Your Friend
Act like a local, and less of a traveller. That means in order to save, instead of dining in at the restaurants most of the time, buy at the grocery stores instead. Grab some yogurt, bread, hummus, fruits, and you’ll be ready for a quick picnic! If you’re renting a hostel, you can cook meals for yourself every day!
Be a Happy Camper
In New Zealand, caravanning and camping are quite popular. In fact, the official Department of Conservation promotes this. There are a lot of privately owned holiday parks that are very affordable, and in most places, camping is also legal!
Stay on a Farm
If you really want to save during your trip, it’s advisable that you stay on an organic farm in New Zealand, because the accommodation is FREE, as long as you don’t mind getting your hands dirty. However, if you rather not work during your trip, then just look for other affordable accommodations instead. You’ll eventually find one.
Don’t Be Afraid to Take the Bus
Car rentals in New Zealand are expensive. Fortunately, you can stay away from these expenses by riding the local buses instead. For as little as one dollar, you can arrive at your destination safely. The Road Trip has a useful guide that can help you decide on the best way to move around the country.
New Zealand has always been a favourite holiday destination for British travellers, and we can clearly see why. We hope that this guide will help you on your next New Zealand trip, and don’t forget to enjoy!