If you are used to taking a vacation to one specific place and then staying there, consider taking a RV trip for a change of place. If you take a RV trip, you can see all of New Zealand, from the North Island to the South Island. Start on the North Island and then take a cheap ferry to the South Island. Because you will be able to drive your recreational vehicle onto the ferry, this is the easiest way to see all of New Zealand while traveling in a RV. RV travel is a great way to see a lot of different sights and attractions without blowing your budget. Some budget travelers who have wanted to see all of New Zealand have backpacked along the coast. Although backpacking is fun, it is certainly considered roughing it. Traveling in a RV is a great alternative to backpacking.
Some individuals consider RV travel a form of camping, but really it is much more comfortable than typical camping trips. You will not have to sleep in a tent or in a sleeping bag. Instead, you will get to sleep in a comfortable bed indoors. If you traveled from hotel to hotel, you would be to unpack every night. In a RV, you only need to unpack once. Although you will be traveling all around the country, you will not feel unpleasantly busy. You will be able to relax because you will be traveling around without ever leaving your new RV home.
Aoraki, Mount Cook
RV travel gives you flexibility. If you hear about an amazing local diner or attraction from a fellow traveler, you can simply drive your RV there and check it out. If you and your partner cannot settle on a vacation destination, traveling in a motor home might be the perfect solution. You can spend some time relaxing on New Zealand’s beaches and then move inland to check out other sites. On this kind of a trip, everyone can enjoy their vacation. If your partner enjoys visiting urban centers and you enjoy the outdoor life, consider a short stay in Auckland. Auckland has great nightlife, shopping, and many cultural offerings that any urbanite would love. Later in your trip you can visit Mount Aspiring National Park for some outdoor fun. If you are traveling with kids, encourage them to pick a destination. This will help your kids to feel involved on the trip. No matter what destination you choose, there will be plenty of campgrounds nearby.
If you are traveling during the tourist season, you might need to reserve your campground spots in advance. However, traveling during the busy season will give you plenty of opportunities to socialize with other travelers. RV travel is very social. Campgrounds are usually very friendly places. Once you park and settle in for the night, you will have a chance to meet your neighbors. There will be kids for your children to play with, and there will be adults for you to have a conversation with.
Some travelers miss out of the RV experience because they worry that traveling in a RV would be a hassle. They worry about driving a larger vehicle and they worry about parking. Fortunately, most travelers do not have any problems driving their RV. If you get a small RV, you will not even need to worry about finding a special parking space. Even if you choose a larger family-sized model, most restaurants and shops have special parking spaces for larger vehicles. RV travel is truly for everyone. Rent a RV and you will be able to see everything New Zealand has to offer.