Backpacking is the ideal way to explore the beautiful
country of New Zealand. This means of travel is fast gaining
popularity among tourists because of the spectacular views
and convenient accommodations and wide range of activities
available, from adventurous and exhilarating to sedate and
The country of New Zealand is an ideal place to explore
while backpacking. The country is compact and the scenery
changes between towns and cities. It is very easy to make
your way around and the choices of routes, accommodations,
and activities available are as varied as the New Zealand
Transportation is as flexible as you could wish it to be.
New Zealand roads are well maintained, it is almost
impossible to lose your way, there is very little traffic
and there are lots of places to take a break or have a
picnic. Rented cars and campervans are popular choices for
Campervans are cost-effective and great fun for those
traveling in groups. The usual scenario is travelers hire a
vehicle in the North Island then let go of it in the South
Rental companies give great relocation rates,
usually from the South Island to the North Island.
New Zealand’s local flight service is ideal for those who
want to go around the country as fast as possible.
flights are surprisingly affordable and online booking even
lowers the fare significantly as well as makes booking
simpler and more convenient. The most affordable way to
experience New Zealand is through air travel.
Yet traditionally, the backpacker’s main mode of
transportation is the bus. New Zealand has Flexi Passes
available for by the hour travel on the Intercity buses on
the nationwide network. There is also the Travelpass which
will get you from one location to another but you have the
option to get on or off as you please.
Kiwi Experience and Magic Travellers Network buses take you
away from the main routes while at the same time allowing
you to get on and off as you wish. TranzCoastal and
TranzAlpine are Magic Bus companies that enable you to take
in a journey by train. The wildest and most untamed parts of
the South Island can be seen while traveling on the Bottom
Bus, a small operation of public buses.
Choices available are as unlimited as possible, even the
type of accommodations for every type of traveler. From
simple style hostels to private rooms with built-in
bathrooms varying from single to family rooms are available
to backpack travelers.
Even the hostels have virtually unlimited styles to choose
from. Some are lively, vibrant places, others are quiet and
peaceful. Still others have every luxury deemed necessary
for modern living while others are as basic as can be.
Several have internet access, entertainment lounges, and
do-it-yourself kitchens. Hostels are located in prime areas
in the center of large cities or in verdant national
facilities such as parks.
Hostels are an ideal place to make new friends and get free
information from fellow travelers. These places also have
great travel centers and booking facilities.