Milford Sound Travel Guide New Zealand South Island

How to explore the magnificent Milford Sound – A complete travel guide

Famously called the 8th wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling, Milford Sound is New Zealand’s premier tourist attraction welcoming up to a million visitors every year. If you’re thinking of experiencing this incredible natural wonder, our New Zealand travel guide will explain how. I’ll explain your options for getting there, what you can do when you arrive, where you can stay and much more.

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Where can I park my campervan in New Zealand?

Where can I park my campervan in New Zealand?

You’re all excited, reading up on New Zealand, looking at campervans to rent, finding incredible tours to do… and you suddenly ask yourself, ‘Where can I park my campervan in New Zealand?’. Where can I park overnight? How much is it going to cost? Sound familiar? If you’re anything like me, the thought of ‘where to park my campervan’ came a little later in the process. Don’t worry, though. In this article, I’ll outline all your options for where to stay in a camper or motorhome. I’ll also give you the costs to help with budget planning and show you some fantastic tools to help you find places to stay overnight easily. So let’s get to it.

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Campervan against backdrop of snowy mountains in New Zealand in winter

Campervanning New Zealand in winter: A must have guide

While summer is considered the peak season in New Zealand, there are many reasons why campervanning New Zealand in the winter is a fantastic idea. You may wonder if you’re going to freeze your butt off or spend days soaking wet and miserable. The short answer to these questions is no; you won’t. Not with a bit of preparation anyway. After travelling New Zealand and spending two whole winters in a camper in the Netherlands, I’m pretty comfortable with this topic. No one dislikes being cold and wet more than I do. The great thing is that there are plenty of ways to negate this and be perfectly comfortable, and you’re in luck because I’m going to share them with you below!

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Driver driving a cheap campervan hire New Zealand with view of a lake and mountains through the windscreen

Cheap campervan hire New Zealand – What are my options?

A trip’s planning and organizing stage can be exciting but also overwhelming. So if you’re looking for cheap campervan hire New Zealand, don’t panic; I’ve got you covered. New Zealand is not a cheap country to travel, but thankfully there are some great budget options for campervans and motorhomes. In this article, I’ve done all the leg work for you. I’ve compared a variety of affordable rental campers from reputable companies because ‘budget’ doesn’t have to mean crappy. Less cost and less drama equal more time and money for you to spend on the things that matter, having an incredible time in one of my favourite countries in the world. So buckle in, and let’s get comparing.

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The 62 New Zealand bucket list items you won’t want to miss!

62 incredible things to do in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful countries to visit for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Its wild and diverse landscape provides an unlimited number of New Zealand bucket list items. We’ve put together a complete list of the best things to do in New Zealand to help get you started planning our trip. But, of course, you won’t want to miss these things. The trick will be trying to fit everything in!

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Campsite in Northland New Zealand

10 things that surprised us about New Zealand

Australians and New Zealanders often like to think of ourselves as cousins. We’re pretty close geographically, we always support each other during times of need and Australia has a lot of New Zealanders (we call them Kiwi’s) living in our midst. That being said, I had no idea what to expect when I first started planning our New Zealand trip. Here are 11 things that were a complete surprise about New Zealand.

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Fox Glacier Heli Hike – Walking on a glacier

We could not wait to walk on a glacier in New Zealand! After a bit of research we found our ideal Fox Glacier Heli Hike tour and booked it. The tour, consisting of helicoptering up to the glacier and wandering around its spectacular formations was incredible. In this article I’ll give you all the information you need to have your own exciting adventure and tick walking on a glacier off your bucket list!

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cliffs of Milford Sound

Doubtful Sound vs Milford Sound – Which one is better?

When you start planning your trip and look at the images online it can be really difficult to know which of these spectacular waterways, Doubtful Sound vs Milford Sound, you should explore. We couldn’t choose and as we had some time, decided to see both. In this article I’ll break them down for you and help you decide which sound, Doubtful or Milford, is best for you.

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New Zealand Self Drive Itinerary South Island views from the road at Kaikoura

New Zealand Self Drive Itinerary South Island

Following our New Zealand Self Drive, Itinerary South Island will allow you to experience the best of New Zealand’s spectacular nature and wildlife. Whether you’re in a car or campervan, there is no better way to get around this beautiful part of the country and experience the untamed, incredible natural environment.

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compare campervan hire New Zealand

Compare campervan hire New Zealand – How to find the perfect camper to suit your needs.

If you’re starting to plan your dream trip, you’ll want to compare campervan hire New Zealand options to ensure you have an amazing, comfortable and stress-free holiday. Nothing is worse than being unhappy with your campervan or having your holiday wrecked by endless problems. We’ll show you what comparisons you need to make between campervan options and hire companies. We’ll also show you the easiest way to compare campervan hire options! Following our recommendations, you’ll have a campervan that meets all your needs.

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The Tongoriro National Park - beginning of the Tongariro crossing

Tongariro National Park – Everything you need to know

Exploring Tongariro National park and walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of our greatest memories from our time in New Zealand. Tongariro National Park has an environment unlike anywhere else in New Zealand, it is other-worldly, awe inspiring and straight out fascinating. In this article we’ll explain everything you need to know to visit Tongariro National Park, complete the unforgettable Tongariro Crossing and spend a few days exploring this insane region of New Zealand’s North Island.

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What is the best Maori Experience Rotorua? Maori performers in traditional attire

Which is the best Maori experience Rotorua?

The heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture, it’s easy to see why millions of people flock to Rotorua each year to enjoy a traditional show or feast on Hangi. Do you want to make the most of your Maori experience but are unsure which option to choose? We’ll help you choose the best Maori experience Rotorua for your interests.

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The best geothermal park in Rotorua - Champagne Pool at Wai-O-Tapu

Which is the best geothermal park in Rotorua?

Rotorua is a city alive with geothermal activity. From bubbling mud pools to steaming hot springs and brightly coloured bacteria and mineral deposits, its a nature lovers dream. With three main options to choose from, Waimangu, Wai-O-Tapu and Te Puia, but which is the best geothermal park in Rotorua to visit? This article will explain the differences and highlights of each so you can choose the park that best suits your interests.

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Things to do in Rotorua New Zealand include beautiful lakes

Things to do in Rotorua New Zealand

Located in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, Rotorua is a thriving city. An amazing hive of geothermal activity, Maori culture, and natural wonders there is no shortage of things to do in Rotorua New Zealand. No matter whether it’s raining, winter or evening, keep reading to learn more about your options in Rotorua.

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views of Auckland city

7 Awesome ways to spend one day in Auckland

There is so much you can see and do with only one day in Auckland. Located near the top of New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland is the country’s largest city and, like the rest of the country, is only a stone’s throw away from the spectacular coastline, beaches, nature and culture. So whether you want to stay in the heart of the CBD or explore the outskirts of the city, Auckland has something for everyone.

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Stingray Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula - white cliff faces and beautiful azure water

Road Trip Coromandel Peninsula: The Ultimate Itinerary

The Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealands North Island is known for its pristine beaches, spectacular forests and relaxed, laid back atmosphere. If you’re unsure how to plan your itinerary, we’ll take all the hard work out of it for you. Road trip Coromandel with our itinerary and allow yourself to get lost in nature.

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Auckland to Cape Reinga road trip - Cape Reinga Lighthouse

The Ultimate Auckland to Cape Reinga Road Trip Guide

This Auckland to Cape Reinga road trip itinerary covers the best of Northland. Northland is the stunningly beautiful stretch of New Zealand’s North Island above Auckland and is sometimes overlooked by travellers touring New Zealand an unfortunate consequence of New Zealand having so much to do and travellers having so little time. Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss this beautiful part of the country. A road trip from Auckland to Cape Reinga and back is the perfect way to experience the Northland Region. Below is the perfect Northland New Zealand Itinerary.

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