New Zealand is honestly one of the most stunning countries I’ve ever set my eyes or camera lenses upon. So if you’re planning to head over there… you are in for an absolute treat. And if you’re on this post, you’re probably looking for some top tips for visiting New Zealand…
New Zealand is a popular choice among all age groups and it confidently caters for each of these with its ridiculously diverse range of adventure. Be it bungee jumping, mountainous road trips, lake picnics, city living, rafting or wine and cheese days that you love… New Zealand has you covered.
If you’re still looking for inspiration for your trip to New Zealand…
However, if you’re already booked up and making final preparations for your arrival…
I’m not sure if it’s just visitors from the UK/Europe that this applies to, but during my whole time in New Zealand my driver’s license didn’t cut the ‘ID’ check and I had to have my passport to buy or drink alcohol and get into bars/clubs.
If you’re heading out backpacking or even just travelling, get a Revolut card!
I had some beautiful experiences digging a bit deeper into New Zealand and learning about the Maori Tribes and their history. One experience I would highly recommend is the Footprints Waipoua Tour in the Northland.
For example: The number one thing I wanted to do during my time in the North Island was the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Taupo. Due to the extremity of the weather at such an altitude, the weather conditions have to be within a certain range for safety reasons. I had to hang tight for the weather to clear for 4 days before I could take on the trail. If I was on a tight time frame I wouldn’t have been able to allow for this and I would certainly have left New Zealand disappointed having not completed it.
Mountainous adventures are usually pretty high on people’s bucket lists when travelling over to New Zealand so if that’s you… bear the weather in mind.
Even if you don’t like strenuous hikes and adventures, there are plenty of mild and easy walks that have mind-blowing views. You can always hire equipment when you get to New Zealand but that’s additional money… your call. Check out 8 hikes you must do in Queenstown here.
Honestly, New Zealand is a hard one to pack for. I’d suggest taking a little bit of everything. I went from bikini days right into jeans and thermal jackets days. The weather can be very unpredictable.
What are your top tips for visiting New Zealand? I’d love to know!
Love as always and happy adventuring,
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