Planning a Road Trip Around New Zealand’s South Island

One of the main things most people will want to do during their time in New Zealand is take a trip around the South Island. Before you plan your trip you should decide on whether you’re going to take a bus, buy a car or rent a campervan. For more information on this see my…

Dunedin – Museums, Wildlife and a Chinese Oasis

I hadn’t heard much about Dunedin before going there in March but I was blown away by how much I enjoyed myself there. The city is very different to other cities in New Zealand and the buildings themselves look much more British in style. Tucked away at the bottom of the country Dunedin has the…

Our Self Contained Car

For over 12 weeks Richie and I have been travelling throughout New Zealand in our trusty car – Benny! When we first began shopping around for a self contained car we had no idea what to expect so this week I’m going to go all MTV Cribs on you and give you the grand tour…

Travelling in New Zealand: Bus, Tent or Camper?

New Zealand is a country made to explore and chances are if you’re coming over, whether for a year or a few weeks, you’ll want to get around and see as much as you can. For many people one of the big decisions they’ll need to make is how they intend to travel around New…

Freedom Camping: Everything You Need to Know

What is freedom camping? In New Zealand, Freedom camping is when you camp on public land that isn’t a traditional camping ground. In these sites you will often have no or limited facilities, for example, just a long drop or flush toilet. There will be no charge to stay the night and the locations will…

New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 5 Westcoast

This is it – the final section of our massive South Island road trip. To wrap it up this week it’ll be all about the untamed West Coast! Haast Where we stayed: We didn’t stay the night in Haast as we ended up having to do an 8 hour drive instead. What we did: The…

New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 4 Southland

This week is part four of our South Island trip – the beautiful Southland! The Catlins Where we stayed: Our first campsite down south was the Hillview Campsite. Initially I thought this was a great find – it was only $10pp, had free limited wi-fi, was well kept and spacious however shortly after checking in…

New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 3 Otago

Onto part three of our South Island trip! This post will be all about what we did in Otago! Omarama Where we stayed: We didn’t end up staying the night here, instead we used it as a stop off between Mount Cook and Cromwell. What we did: We headed into the Waitaki Valley and stopped…

New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 2 Canterbury

Time for part two of our South Island trip so without further adieu (because there’ll be enough to read below without me rambling on) here is what we did in Canterbury! Kaikoura Where we stayed: Thank you New Zealand for the wonders that are I-Sites. While we called in here to ask about a walk,…

New Zealand South Island Road Trip: Part 1 Marlborough/ Nelson

In February this year we hit the road in our good old camper Benny and started our road trip around New Zealand’s South Island! This trip took over 5000km, 67 days to complete and included over 30 campsites so there was absolutely no way I was fitting it all in one post without it turning…