Everyone wants to cross New Zealand off their bucket list, and it comes as no surprise, owing to the beauty of this South Pacific destination. Although, planning a trip to New Zealand can be tricky, but knowing the right way can make things easy. Here are some tips and tricks that will help make this trip the most memorable moment of your life.
While some of these are solutions to minor headaches, others are smart tips to help you make the most of your adventure.
1. Book Your Hotel Room Early
All of us know that New Zealand is amazingly beautiful and with this realisation comes to the problem of finding a nice accommodation in a country flooded with tourists.
There are a few big cities that handle tourists well, but if you are out to explore the country, most of its best landmarks are situated in smaller centres with limited accommodation. If a room with a view means a lot to you, you should book months ahead.
2. Consider Travelling in A Motorhome
While its recommended to book your hotel rooms early, not all travellers have belief in planning and some of you might just wish to take the days as they come. All is not lost for last-minute adventurers because if you don’t like planning and pre-booking, you could take the road less travelled and explore New Zealand like a local in a motorhome or ‘campervan’ as locals call it.
Exploring the country in a motorhome will ensure that you don’t have to worry about having a roof over your head and that you won’t have to make compromises on accommodation. It will empower you with the freedom to choose where you sleep and where you head next on any given day.
3. Travel During Spring or Fall
New Zealand is always flooded with tourists, and if you wish to avoid them, you should head there in the shoulder months of spring or fall instead of peak seasons. Although even in peak seasons, you won’t feel crowded at all but in shoulder months, the crowd will be noticeably smaller, the experience much better and to top it off, the prices will be much more affordable.
4. Avail Great Deals by Travelling in Winter
If you feel excited at the prospect of travelling to New Zealand during shoulder season and saving some travel money, why not go all out and visit the country during winter?
Winter is the season when New Zealand has fewest tourists, and it means you would be able to get nicer and more affordable accommodation and experience incredible sights. Also, the winter in New Zealand isn’t as extreme as North America. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about freezing yourself on vacation.
5. When in New Zealand, Drink Wine
If you enjoy wine, your New Zealand vacation is going to be incomplete if you don’t take advantage of the opportunity of tasting some of the best wines in the world.
Although New Zealand doesn’t produce much wine in terms of volume, the wine that is produced here is ranked among the best in the whole wide world. You must experience the exquisite Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc while you are here.
6. Dive Headfirst into Seafood
While food may not be on top of the list when someone recommends you a country to visit, seafood can really be spectacular and worth considering. The seafood you will encounter in New Zealand is no less than a bounty of yum.
No matter where you are in the country, the ocean isn’t too far, and you’ll always have a constant supply of some amazing seafood. If you’re a fish person, you’re in for a real treat.
7. Explore Opportunities for Adventure
New Zealand can get all sorts of crazy. There’s a big market for adventure tourism, and the city of Queenstown is known as the world capital for adventure tourism for a reason. If you have ever wanted to explore zip-lining, bungee-jumping, skiing or sky-diving, you’re heading to the right place.
8. Get Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance in India isn’t particularly a rage, and most people tend to give it a pass. However, you should think about how handy travel insurance will come if you get stuck in a foreign country due to some mishap. Hence, the wise thing to do is taking precaution and getting yourself comprehensive travel insurance for your trip to New Zealand.
These eight tips will help you plan your trip to New Zealand and have a gala time there. If you follow the above tips, your vacation will be a breeze, and you will be able to make the most of what New Zealand has to offer.