New Zealand is a wonderful country to discover when having minimal amount of money. You can enjoy magnificent scenery of virgin woods, hills and cities when road-tripping and camping. Your desire for discovering New Zealand’s beaches, forests and waterways will be met with a much more pleasant welcome from the native New Zealanders.
Importance of Asking Questions
Always ask a regional informational center for tourists whether you are able or not to camp here freely. Meaning that you can stop at the place on your trailer, set up a tent, bonfire and spend a night there. Because a nice spot with a breathtaking view that you noticed the other day can actually be a part of somebody’s private territory and in this case you will be charged for trespassing.
Numerous New Zealand towns and cities provide free-of-charge designated areas where camping is permitted. Although these locations need to be checked for whether camping is OK there or not. They consist of Department of Conservation (DOC) offices and holiday parks. Keep an eye for indications suggesting if camping is allowed or not. DOC is your good friend here.
Department of Conservation.
These 3 words are your trick to having an unforgettable trip across New Zealand with just friends or family and a backpack. DOC operates more than 200 camping areas around New Zealand, with quite affordable prices starting from NZ$ 6 to NZ$ 10 for a night, and you may be pleasantly surprised to find that this price includes ability to use running water, food preparation shelters, and other useful commodities! DOC may provide you with camping ideas in some wild locations though only trailers equipped with toilets are let there as such areas typically do not provide accessibility to public toilets.
Use your gadgets
Before leaving your home country, check whether the gadget you are bringing along has enough free memory. In case it is do not, try to free some storage or bring a memory card with you. You’re going to require it for your video clips of friendly native citizens, unique plants and animals, and scenery, however there are also a number of practical applications worth downloading and installing from Google Play or the Apple store. For example, you can download and install maps for offline use. It will be a great benefit as mobile net information in New Zealand can be pricey.
The value of on-board bathroom facilities
This is important if you are planning on camping around New Zealand. If your trailer or van is equipped with bathroom facilities consisting of an on-board water storage system, you are allowed to stop and stay at camping areas without public commodities. This is why you need to install some useful apps and offline map. They can show you whether a certain camping area has public restrooms or at least some drainage system. If you’re driving a smaller sized camper van without such on-board conveniences or an average car or a truck, outdoor camping is only allowed at campsites where public restrooms are offered.
Be eco mindful.
Obey local rules and laws, get rid of your campsite before moving to another location, be environmentally friendly. Those are just simple basic guidelines that you need to follow while visiting New Zealand. Tourists come all to experience New Zealand’s world-beating environment, that’s why it’s our common responsibility to treat the country’s woodlands, lakes and rivers with generosity and regard.