How to Plan a Trip to New Zealand

How to Plan a Trip to New Zealand

Written by mighway

Your next vacation is a trip to New Zealand, and what better way to travel New Zealand than by campervan? After deciding the place, now you need to determine the other factors of your trip like when, length of time and mode of travel. These factors can impact your budget. But, you can make the most of your vacation dollars by using campervans or motorhomes. Read our tips on private campervan hire in New Zealand and what to do during your travels.

Vacation Time

Vacations are expensive. The high cost of travel, lodging and meals can impact the length of your vacation. Extending your New Zealand vacation is possible when you reduce some other expenses. One reduction can include renting a campervan or motorhome. The campervan gives you both lodging and transportation to the areas of interest. So if you reduce your daily living expenses, you can allow for extra time travelling around the country.

Visiting Period

As you plan your New Zealand vacation, determine the length of the stay and the time of year for the trip. Again, give yourself enough time for all the activities and sites because you may not get back for a while.

The weather in New Zealand is pleasant. The peak travel season, may surprise you and your budget. New Zealand’s peak travel is during its summer months of December through February. During the peak travel season, you may experience difficulties in finding a place to stay or booking your activities. Travelling to New Zealand during the off-peak season can allow you to save money and see the places without all the crowds.


Boredom is not something that occurs in New Zealand. There are plenty of activities to choose from around the islands like:

  • Skiing.
  • Boating.
  • Snorkeling.
  • Kayaking.
  • Hot water pools.
  • Fishing.
  • Hiking.
  • Bird watching.
  • Whale or dolphin watching.
  • Vineyards and wine tasting.
  • Lodging and Travel

If you want to extend your vacation in New Zealand, combine your travel and lodging budgets and rent a campervan or motorhome. The campervan provides both a place to stay and means of travel. You can take your time travelling around the islands and experience nature.

Renting campervans is a more common way to travel around New Zealand. Therefore, finding campsites is easier and cost effective on both the North Island and South Island. The sites range from spaces for tent camping to large motorhome lots.

For more information about traveling and activities, visit New Zealand’s visitor’s bureau.