Taking a tour Down Under to New Zealand is recognised by many as one of the most enjoyable holiday experiences one can find anywhere in the world. Recent movies such as Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit have brought New Zealand’s gorgeous scenery on to the World stage. As a tourist to New Zealand, you will be struck by the country’s diverse variety of changing landscapes.
So what is the best way of how to tour New Zealand?
The answer to that question will depend very much on how you like to travel – whether you are a `do it yourself’ type of tourist, or one who likes to have it all planned out for you. If you are the former, then here are some great ways to tour New Zealand.
One of the most popular ways is to hire a campervan. This gives you the freedom of not having to worry about booking your accommodation and therefore being able to travel at your own pace, not having to worry about packing/unpacking your suitcases each night, having the option of staying in one place for a while and to change your travel plans if you wish.
If you are travelling by car, at most times of the year it is generally easy to book into New Zealand hotels, motels, B & B’s or lodges at fairly short notice and so it is probably not necessary to book your accommodation too far ahead. In any case, you would be advised to make sure that you have an i-Pad on your tour of New Zealand so that you can check out the accommodation options and make your bookings `on-the-run’. You can do this very simply by going to HotelsCombined, or for great Last Minute deals go to Hotels.com or Hostelbooking portals. The beauty of an online portal such as this is that you can compare all the different accommodation options, check out the guest ratings to ensure that you have a comfortable stop-over and of course choose accommodation to fit your budget.
Another thing that you will find useful on your tour of New Zealand is a tour guide . You will find this a useful driving guide for your tour of New Zealand, with great maps, scenic attractions for each area and travel distance times, so make sure that you order this well before you leave home to allow time for shipping of this driving guide to your home.
I need to also point out that cheap car rental reykjavik don’t just come in the form of a car or campervan. If you and your friends are travelling as a group, then another practical way of going is to hire a New Zealandminivan rental. Driving rules in New Zealand allow you take up to 11 passengers without the need for a bus driver’s licence. By travelling as a group, you can split the cost of travel and accommodation, thereby reducing the cost of your holiday. Why not get a bunch of your friends together to join you on your tour of New Zealand… this is a fun way to travel.
Another popular way of seeing the country, especially if you are young (or young at heart!) is by back packing in New Zealand. Back-packing accommodation is generally of a very high standard due to the popularity of this mode of travel especially for the young-at-heart. Each of these options will afford you an affordable holiday in New Zealand.
The next option is to take a coach tour of the country. Sightseeing tours in New Zealand are an excellent way to tour New Zealand if you are someone who likes to have your daily itinerary already organised for you.
Some of the best tours of New Zealand are by coach out of Auckland in the North Island to places like the Waitomo Caves, Taupo, Rotorua and Tauranga, or to Queenstown, Haast Pass, Frans Joseph Glacier via Christchurch or Dunedin in the South Island. With this option, you are able to stay in some of New Zealand’s finest hotels, and of course all your meals are provided as part of the tour package, so it a very relaxing way of seeing some of the best New Zealand attractions.
Still another way to see the country is to tour New Zealand by ship. Because there are six New Zealand ports where cruise ships berth, this is a great way to see the country. Most of these cruises berth for one or two nights at a port, and link up with on-land day excursions especially provided for your cruise liner, and so this is a very stress-free way for you to see New Zealand.