New Zealand is a dream destination for many individuals around the world Why not? It is one of the most beautiful place but before you plan your trip to New Zealand keeps in mind a few things that can help you to plan your trip perfectly. Let’s explore 9 things you should not ignore if you are going to New Zealand:
Generally, People always ticked the “nothing to declare.” However, the customs people in New Zealand take a few stuff super seriously. So take a note of it
Few People have used to mosquito bites but Sandfly bites are a whole different thing. They are tiny and relentless. If you’re going to New Zealand, do yourself a favor and bring DEET repellent and real AfterBite.
Every bar, roadside cafe, restaurant, hotel, and many gas stations have a ridiculously nice espresso machine with amazing coffee beans. It’s quite surprising Kiwis were so obsessed with coffee. Even in the most podunk of podunk towns, you can easily find a cup that outshines most hipster-filled urban coffee shops. It is great!
4.IT’S SO REMOTE
New Zealand’s total population is about 4.5 million (though there are 70-some million sheep). In the south island, there were multiple times people don`t find the gas station or a grocery store while driving for many hours. So fill up on food and gas while you can.
You can camp on any conservation land (which is almost everywhere) if you are in a self-contained unit aka campervan/RV. Which is a great thing when you’re driving through the Alps and haven’t seen an open business for two hours. Plus, it allows you to stay in some stunning places, like the above Gillespie Beach, just outside Fox Glacier.
6.RENT OR BUY A CAMPERVAN
Basically, 25 percent of the vehicles on the road are campervans in New Zealand. Locals, tourists, everybody is into the car camping thing so if you love camping then it is recommended to Rent or buy a campervan.
7.TAKE KIWI ADVICE WITH A GRAIN OF SALT
Before heading to New Zealand, a Kiwi advice many people to avoid Greymouth because it’s incredibly industrial and not scenic at all. I guess if you live in the most stunning place on earth, this might seem like an eyesore.
The south island of New Zealand can be pretty remote. If it’s even available, it’s slow and it sucks. Just come to terms with that and you’ll be fine.
9.BEWARE OF THE WEATHER
It’ll be hot one moment, then raining, then freezing cold, then hot. Just bring lots of layers, a coat and socks that cover your ankles (not only for the cold– sandflies!). Read about Best time to visit New Zealand
So keep the above 9 things in mind while you head for New Zealand.
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