Planning a trip to New Zealand can be very exciting. There is so much beauty, culture and diversity, and it can be difficult to choose the “must see” locations. From the extraordinary beauty of our natural landscapes to the abundance of our marine and wildlife to our amazing cuisine — your journey will be incredible. Motorhome rental in New Zealand is one the best ways to experience the country. To help get your journey started, we have put together a quick guide to New Zealand tourism;
The Bay of Plenty
There really is plenty to do in the Bay of Plenty on the North Island. Here, you can hike among the giant redwoods of the Whakarewarewa Forest or rest along the beautiful white-sand beaches. Or try swimming with the dolphins, surfing the warm waters and wandering the stunning coastline.
Don’t forget to visit the geothermal wonders of Rotorua while you’re here. Situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, take a healing soak in the natural, warm mud baths. And stop by Hell’s Gate, which is home to the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.
If you’re looking for a more remote area, take in the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island. Here you will find native rainforests, spectacular beaches and bird colonies. One of the most popular spots on the peninsula is the Cathedral Cove. This is a great spot for a picnic, the golden-sand cove fascinates travellers with its unique, cathedral archway.
The Southern Alps
On the South Island, the Southern Alps stretch along the western side. This gorgeous alpine region has amazing diversity — flowering meadows, native forests, lush river valleys and snowcapped peaks. The Alps are also home to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers, two popular travel destinations. There are walking tracks near the glaciers, and you can experience the unusual glacial formations.
The Marlborough Region
New Zealand’s best know wine-producing area, the Marlborough region, is located on the South Island. Most noted for its world-renowned Sauvignon Blanc, other varietals, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, are grown here, too. A great way to explore our beautiful vineyards is to rent a bike and take a leisurely ride “along the vines” in Marlborough.
Wherever you travel in New Zealand, you will eat and drink well. Enjoy our fresh, local fare — including lamb, green-lipped mussels, Bluff oysters, crayfish and artisan cheeses. Even fish and chips on the beach will be memorable!
New Zealand does have it all, and the list of places to visit does seem exhausting. Is touring New Zealand part of your travel plans? Why not hire a campervan and chart your own adventure. At Mighway, we make campervan hire easy. To begin your journey, contact us today.