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New Zealand

If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand then you’re in luck…​

We spent an entire year exploring every corner of this beautiful and diverse country and we have written about EVERYTHIING! From living in a van that we built ourselves to hitting the slopes in Queenstown, we have done it all. 

Below are our New Zealand blogs including important information about traveling New Zealand, insider tips, how to plan a road trip and rent a campervan, as well as all of the best ways to spend your time!


New Zealand trip planner

Popular Places to Visit in New Zealand​

West coast of New Zealand's South Island
Mount Cook National Park
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Coromandel Peninsular
Queenstown
Auckland

Things to do in New Zealand

North Island Highlights​

Best beaches on the North Island of New Zealand

New Zealand has some incredible beaches and exploring them is one of the best things to do on the North Island! From Hot Water Beach to the Bay of Islands, there are a few beaches you surely won’t want to miss out on!

Waipu Caves Glow Worms

You don’t need to brave huge crowds or spend a fortune to explore Glow Worm caves in NZ. Waipu Caves is completely free and off-the-beaten-track so you can have the best experience possible. Here is everything you need to know about visiting.

Hobbiton New Zealand

Hobbiton is overly touristic and expensive, but some still call it the highlight of their NZ trip! This is our unbiased review of Hobbiton including what we enjoyed and what we didn’t, and overall, if we think it is worth it!


South Island Highlights​

Things to do in Queenstown

Queenstown is easily the most popular place to visit in New Zealand and we called her home for over more than six months. Here’s our list of the best things to do while you’re there!

Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Sound is commonly called the ‘”8th Natural Wonder of the World” by locals. And to be honest, I totally agree! One of the best ways to experience Milford is a on a boat cruise, so be sure to pick the right one!

Things to do in Mount Cook NP

Mount Cook National Park is officially our favorite place in New Zealand. In the park, you’ll find some of the most stunning mountains views in the whole world. Here’s all the best things to do while you’re there!


Campervans and Motorhomes​

Renting a campervan in New Zealand guide

Renting a campervan in New Zealand can seem like a daunting task. This blog outlines a ton of important things to know beforehand including the best company to choose and ways to save money.

Renting a motorhome in New Zealand guide

Renting a motorhome is a completely different task than renting a campervan. For that reason, we created this guide that’s specifically tailored to renting a motorhome in New Zealand.

How to score a cheap campervan rental in NZ

Renting a campervan or motorhome in New Zealand can be costly. Here’s a few ways you can save money on your rental so you have more money to spend on enjoying your trip!

Living in a van truth

Living in a campervan may seem like all fun and games, but it does have its downsides. We lived in our campervan for nearly four months and have some truths to reveal (things you should know to help you prepare!)

What is freedom camping in NZ

“Freedom camping”, “self-contained”, these are terms you’ll hear a lot when preparing for your NZ road trip. Find out what exactly they mean and how it will affect your own road trip.

How to build a campervan

If your headed to New Zelaand for an extended period of time it could be worthwhile building your own home on wheels – like we did. Here’s our step by step DIY guide to building a campervan!


Planning your Road Trip​

New Zealand road trip itineraries

Planning a road trip in New Zealand can be challenging. You need to find a route, know where to go, what to do, as well as how much time to spend in each place! In this blog we lay out 10 different road trip itineraries to suit every kind of traveler!

Things to do on the South Island

Here’s a massive list of all the best place’s to visit on the South Island and the best things to do while your there! This blog could literally plan your entire South Island trip!

South Island Road Trip

The South Island is our absolute favorite! The problem is, there is just so much to do and see there that it seems impossible to do it all! But in this blog, we lay out the ideal South Island New Zealand road trip so you don’t miss the best places!


Our Favorite Hikes in NZ

Pouaki Hut hike

Camping near the Pouakai Hut with views of Mt Taranaki is still one of the best places I’ve camped in the world. Here’s how to get that famous view and where exactly you can camp!

Roy's Peak

Roy’s Peak is New Zealand’s most famous day hike. This blog is our guide to hiking this breathtaking mountain and how to avoid the crowds!

Mueller hut

The Mueller Hut is one of the best hikes in Mount Cook NP. To me, staying at the hut and spending the night under the stars is a must do – here’s how!