New Zealand is the ultimate providence destination for breathtaking scenery and abundant natural beauty. New Zealand should be on explorers' bucket lists for picture-perfect views, extraordinary strategising, and cool cities.
For young travellers worldwide, exploring New Zealand on a budget would be a great way to experience the rich natural beauty and culture at a great price and connect with the locals closely.
Someone new to travelling should try travelling on a budget, especially if you are a student. When on a small budget, follow the following tips to explore the best of New Zealand on a budget; read on!
New Zealand's peak season is usually from December to February and is fully packed with people worldwide. Travel during the low season from March to November will save money on flights, accommodation, and activities. The most significant advantage of travelling during the off-season is the uncrowded tourist destinations and vacation spots that you get to explore during your trip.
It is always better to book your flights in advance so that you find tickets at a lower price. The weather in New Zealand during the off-season is unpredictable, so be prepared with warm clothing and windbreaker jackets. Since you are travelling during the off-season, you can experience something out of the box and unique.
New Zealand has plenty of free activities that you can enjoy. Hiking, swimming, and sightseeing and the most beautiful one is stargazing, so while camping around, you can just sit under the clear sky since New Zealand has the most transparent atmosphere in the world. Exploring public art walks, museums and art galleries, which are usually free of cost, is also the best way to connect with the fascinating roots and culture of New Zealand.
Instead of staying at expensive hotels, rent a campervan - an all-inclusive recreational vehicle where you can live and explore the country at your own pace. This way, you can save money on accommodation and have the flexibility to park wherever you want.
For this, you need to do some homework before taking off. Do proper research on routes, weather and other necessities to rent it out. This is perfect for someone with an adventurous soul who can make the most of it and enjoy it to the fullest.
While in a campervan, try cooking your meal so you don't have to spend unnecessary money on overpriced food because eating out can be expensive in New Zealand. And if the campervan is something other than what you want to invest in, no worries; campgrounds have shared kitchens, and there are plenty of supermarkets where you can buy groceries and prepare your meal.
Students who are done with college and moving out of their accommodation in London can plan a budget-friendly trip to New Zealand and start a new chapter in their adult lives.
With the rise in gas prices, renting a car or taking a taxi to every destination will be money exhausting. Instead of renting a car, you can use public transit. Buses and trains are reliable and affordable and will take you to most places in the country. Do all your homework on how things work in New Zealand while you are taking public transport, like the local transit etiquette, mode of payment, and being mindful of peak hours. If you are someone who is particularly concerned about the environmental issue, using public transportation is a win-win.
Travelling to a place like Newzealand can take over your patience since New Zealand is one of the top developed countries in the world, so there is a high possibility travelling can be expensive. However, planning in a proper way will make your trip worthwhile and following the above tips will help you get to your destination more confidently.
Author’s Bio - Bobby Sinha is a storyteller; she enjoys watching Japanese indie movies and knows various ways of using a chopstick. A graduate in business, working as a writer, and someday aspires to become a Filmmaker proves how versatile she is.