Daily Bulletin

Travel

The Best Ways to Get Around New Zealand

  • Written by NewsServices.com

New Zealand is fast becoming one of the best travel destinations in the world. Among the excellent scenery, tonnes of adventure sports and plenty of interesting places to explore, the country is also relatively easy to get around. However, if you're a tourist or are new to the area, you might not be aware of the fastest and easiest ways to get around the country. Alternatively, you might be looking for a slightly different method of transport that also allows you to see more of the country. No matter how you prefer to travel, there are lots of options available. We've rounded up some of the most popular ways to get around New Zealand below.

By Car

Car is, of course, the most obvious form of transport and it's one of the most popular for a good reason. Most people have a licence allowing them to drive in New Zealand, and it allows you to have full control over where and when you travel, something that public transport can't provide.

If you want to travel by car anywhere in the country, you basically have two options. You can choose to buy a car when you arrive in the country and sell it before you leave, or you can rent a car. Renting a car is much simpler as it doesn't involve all the hassle of buying and selling, but you will still have to be careful about which company you rent from. Buying a car can be a gamble like playing slot games, but it is often much more cost-effective if you're spending a long time in New Zealand.

Campervan

If you want the freedom of a car along with the ability to camp wherever you like, a campervan is an ideal choice. Travelling by car is more popular, but it does mean you'll usually still have to stay at hotels or hostels. With a campervan, you can simply pitch up almost anywhere you like.

In order to camp for free, the campervan you use will need to be certified as a self-contained van, but you can also find plenty of cheap campsites all over the country. For a long stay in New Zealand, buying a campervan is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, but you can also rent one if you like.

Bus Tours or National Coach

Bus Tours follow set routes across the country and are also an excellent way to meet other travellers. This method of travelling is relatively hassle-free as things like meals and accommodation are included. In some cases, they may also include certain activities too. If you don't fancy planning everything yourself, letting a bus tour do it for you is a great way to relax and enjoy your travels. However, this form of transport tends to be more expensive than other methods as a result.

The National Coach service in New Zealand is run by a company called Intercity. They provide low-cost bus tickets from point A to point B in most New Zealand towns and cities, making the bus network the country's most extensive public transportation system. Additionally, if you frequently use the bus system while travelling around the country, you can purchase a bus pass in order to save money.

Train

Although it can be a very picturesque way to travel in New Zealand, the train network is relatively small compared to a lot of other countries, making it an unpopular mode of transportation. It's worth experiencing at least one train journey while in the country, especially if you're looking for a scenic route between major towns or cities.

However, you'll almost certainly need to combine rail travel with another mode of transportation from this list as the rail network is simply not extensive enough to reach most major destinations.

More Articles ...

  1. Why You Should Really Make Whale Watching Your New Hobby
  2. Glamp it up! The Best Things to Bring on your Camping Tent Hire
  3. Great Activities When in New Zealand
  4. What Australian travellers want
  5. Do You Really Need Bilutleie Stavanger?
  6. Family travel - road trip tips
  7. Shoalhaven Kayaking Is the Perfect Adventure
  8. 5 Underrated Attractions In Australia
  9. Why You Should Hire a Boat in Singapore
  10. Safety Tips for Holidays and Celebrations
  11. AU/NZ culture & heritage holidays: what to see & do
  12. SOME TOP MUST VISIT PLACES IN PUNE
  13. What are the Safest Ways to Travel During a Pandemic?
  14. 8 Must-See Attractions in Beautiful Copenhagen
  15. 11 Best Places to Kayak in the World
  16. 5 Benefits of Australian Visa for French People
  17. 6 Perfect Place for Weekend Getaways in New South Wales
  18. How Can You Find Great Deals On Mooloolaba Holiday Rentals?
  19. Most Popular Casino Resorts in Australia
  20. Don’t Forget to Pack This Essential
  21. Road Trip Packing List: Things to Take While Traveling in Australia
  22. Visiting Noosa Heads? Top 5 Features to Look for in a Rental Unit
  23. How to Get the Most out of Your Auckland Trip
  24. The Ghan Resumes Operations in Northern Territory
  25. 5 things I really like about Atlantic City
  26. 3 Stunning Weekend Escapes from Queenstown
  27. Vung Tau- 847 Steps to Conquer
  28. The Surf House Affordable Accommodation in Byron Bay
  29. What are the best spots for fishing in Dubai?
  30. Top-Rated World Travel Destinations
  31. Airly announces resumption of popular getaway flights
  32. How to Plan the Perfect Family Vacation to Australia
  33. Stunning before and after images of Tahiti
  34. Feeling the Streets: Why You Should Ditch the Tourist Traps on Your Next Getaway
  35. Saving money whilst on the road – it can be done!
  36. 10 Of The Best Day Trips From Melbourne
  37. Maui – The Perfect Escape For Honeymooners
  38. Airline Industry Paid Ad Impressions Drop 99% Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
  39. Airbnb announces Frontline Stays
  40. 7 travel industry changes due to coronavirus and what they mean for Aussies
  41. Airbnb Hosts to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders
  42. The city that provides more excitement to tourists
  43. A Thirst for Adventure | Differences Between Boomers and Millennials
  44. Easy Ways You Can Travel on The Cheap
  45. Top 5 Places To Visit This Year
  46. BVI Catamaran Charter - A delightful sailing experience
  47. Travelling With Pets? Here Is What You Should Know
  48. How to Be a Smart Frugal Traveller
  49. HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR GRADUATION TRIP
  50. A Travel Guide for Vacations Overseas
Writers Wanted

Australian Businesses to Be Proud Of

arrow_forward

5 Fun Ways To Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

arrow_forward

The Conversation
INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

Politics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

RAY HADLEY: Prime Minister, good morning to you.   PRIME MINISTER: G’day, Ray.   HADLEY: Gee, you’ve had a week.   PRIME MINISTER: Well, there's been a lot of weeks like this. This time last...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Ray Hadley's interview with Scott Morrison

RAY HADLEY: I'm going to go straight to the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison is on the line right now. Prime Minister, good morning to you.    PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, Ray.   HADLEY: Just d...

Ray Hadley - avatar Ray Hadley

Defence and Veterans suicide Royal Commission

Today the Government has formally established a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide following approval by the Governor-General.   Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Royal Commi...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Business News

How to Make a Profitable Put Call Spread Using an Automated Calculator

Amateurs who first start trading in the stock market often get baffled by the fluctuating and volatile stock prices. It is necessary to do some homework in understanding the trade market before ju...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Why it takes time to buy a business

Covid has sent shockwaves through the business for sale marketplace. At Bsale we are finding there are now more buyers in the market than sellers which creates a unique opportunity. With enforc...

Vanessa Lovie - Bsale CEO - avatar Vanessa Lovie - Bsale CEO

4 Ways To Make Your Business Look Nicer

If you own a business of any kind, you already know the importance of your building looking nice both inside and out. The more presentable it looks, the more professional it looks. A professional lo...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Travel

The Best Ways to Get Around New Zealand

New Zealand is fast becoming one of the best travel destinations in the world. Among the excellent scenery, tonnes of adventure sports and plenty of interesting places to explore, the country is a...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Why You Should Really Make Whale Watching Your New Hobby

Whale watching is a unique hobby that provides a lot of unexpected benefits. Whale watching is exactly as it sounds—finding spots around the globe to watch some of the world’s biggest creatures pa...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Glamp it up! The Best Things to Bring on your Camping Tent Hire

When it comes to the wonderful escapade into the outdoors, you can appreciate the extensive range of services on offer with a camping tent hire. There is a variety of tools that are the key to you...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com