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How much does it cost to travel New Zealand?

It’s time to break down the nuts and bolts of our New Zealand budget travel. Almost every traveler wants to go to NZ but all you hear about is how expensive it is. Since we’ve had a ton of questions on budget we thought we’d deep dive on this location and tell you where our dollars went. First off, let’s …

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New Zealand Campervan Roadtrip

The New Zealand campervan roadtrip was, in many ways, the culmination of our year abroad. After touch down in Christchurch and a bit of airport “camping”, we picked up our Wicked Campervan and were on our way! We spent the next six weeks touring both the South and North Island of New Zealand. New Zealand Campervan Roadtrip Preparation We strategically …

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Best New Zealand Day Hikes

The day hikes listed here, for us, was the most “bang for your buck”.  We didn’t have the gear for multi-day hikes but still had the adventure in our hearts to see some of New Zealand’s summits.  Everything listed can be completed in about 2 – 8 hours.

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7 New Zealand Travel Tips

Congratulations! It’s finally happening. Whether it took you days or years to pull the trigger, you’ve booked a flight to the other side of the world to see the Sounds, run with the sheep, and follow in Frodo’s footsteps.  

Before you land in Kiwi country, here’s a few things that you’ll be happy to have in your [figurative] back pocket.

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New Zealand Packing Essentials for a Campervan Road Trip

This is not a packing article – there is loads of information out there reminding you to bring layers of clothing and wool socks.  DEFINITELY bring those things.  This article, however, outlines the 6 most essential items from our 6 weeks traveling through both countries in a Wicked Campervan.

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Mount Sunday/Edoras New Zealand Must Do Hikes

Any Lord of the Rings fan knows that Rohan, Kingdom of Men is an essential place to see on an epic quest through Middle Earth.  Why not visit the capitol of Rohan by visiting Mount Sunday?  Mount Sunday stood in as the filming location for the fictional Edoras.  At this point, calling New Zealand locations by their Middle-Earth names has …

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Visiting Nugget Point, New Zealand

Nugget Point was one of our favorite places to visit in New Zealand! Albatross, Fur seals, scenic viewpoints and a lighthouse. This place has it all! Nugget Point completely surprised us as it was a last minute add on destination during our New Zealand campervan trip while in the Catlins. It’s entirely possible that we simply weren’t aware of the …

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Visit Moeraki Boulders | New Zealand

Anyone creeping on New Zealand Instagram photos is undoubtedly planning to visit Moeraki Boulders.  Afterall, the Moeraki Boulders have an iconic look that can be captured best during sunset or sunrise. In general, tourists aren’t interested about learning about these round stones.  They visit to find for Instagold! Visit Moeraki Boulders | Worth the Trip? So while Moeraki Boulders are …