My Dad and I spent 10 days doing a loop of the North Island of New Zealand, beginning and ending in Auckland. Let me tell you: if you’re going to travel New Zealand, do it in a camper. There’s so many unique things to see, you’re going to want to do it in your own time. Here’s why you should take a camper.
1 Find the best vantage point to see the rolling green hills.
Green green green! New Zealand is so lush and vibrant. It’s hard to believe how GREEN everything is!
2. All the waterfalls.
TLC were wrong. DO go chasing waterfalls. In New Zealand you never have to wait long for your next waterfall.
3. Make your own route.
Want to change course to go to the top of a volcano? Okay, go ahead! Not sure you want to spend more than a day in Taupo? Head on up to Rotorua! Keep your schedule loose and allow for some spontaneity!
4. Go to bed with an unobstructed sunset… and wake with the sunrise.
5. Sleep Anywhere.
Freedom camping is REAL and PLENTIFUL in New Zealand. Camping grounds are EVERYWHERE and CHEAP. Holiday Parks are COMMON and AFFORDABLE. New Zealand has made it easy to live YOUR ultimate #vanlife.
6. See some unique… stuff…
Some stuff is self explainatory… others… the mystery keeps us guessing!
7. Do the things you want to do, when you want to do it, how you want to do it!
There’s so much to see an do!
Costs: $3000 for 10 days. That got us a 4 berth self contained caravan with a liability reduction. The caravan had sheets, blankets, towels, cutlery and crockery. Everything you need to get you by.
Hidden costs: There is a diesel tax which is charged per kilometer.
Overall worth: Priceless. Seriously, I wouldn’t recommend any other way to see New Zealand.
Hit me up if you have any questions!