Ways to Discover New Zealand

motorhomeWith numerous places to visit and so many things to do, choosing how you want to travel around New Zealand is as essential as choosing where you want to go. Your choice of transport will largely depend on how quickly you want to get from one point to another. If you can afford it and you are in a hurry you can opt for a private chopper. If you would like to tour New Zealand in style and comfort, you can opt for a limo service. If you want to travel across the country’s islands, a ferry is a good option too.

Before you set out on your way to a New Zealand holiday, ensure you know what to expect. Driving while in New Zealand may be a bit different from what you are used to, regarding rules and etiquette. Whichever mode you decide to use, here are common ways of exploring New Zealand.

Rental Cars

Self-drive is an attractive and easy way to explore New Zealand. Roads here are well maintained and signposted, with spectacular scenery awaiting you at every corner. With a self-drive, you have full control of your itinerary as you go along exploring places. Rental car services in New Zealand offer a broad range of vehicles to suit your travel and budget. You can drive legitimately in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have an active driver’s license from your home country or if you possess an international driving permit.


Motorhomes or campervans are the ultimate accommodation choice for flexibility on a driving holiday. Campervans are available for pick up from New Zealand’s main centers. Some companies offer flexible pick up and drop off options to their clients. They allow you to travel from one point to another instead of a round trip. Daily rental rates will vary according to the season and are based on unlimited kilometers per day.

Rail Travel

The New Zealand rail travel is an exercise in relaxation. The main reasons to choose a train journey is to see spectacular scenes that you would otherwise miss when using the road. New Zealand has a challenging landscape, and its rail network is not very vast. However, you can travel through remote national parks and spectacular volcanic landscapes on your mission to touring New Zealand.

Ferries and Water Taxis

FerryOpportunities for water travel are on every corner in New Zealand. Water taxis and ferries can quickly get you from one point to another in a very efficient manner as you enjoy your ride. Ferries present a safe transport showcasing the extraordinary beauty of different islands. Sights of whales, dolphins and fur seals are common. Water taxis come in handy to help you reach destinations that are not reached by ferry.

Buses and Coach Transport

Buses and coach transport are ideal if you want to tour around New Zealand without the hassle of self-driving. With buses, you can sit back as you relax and enjoy your ride. Coach bus travel is easy and presents a cost-effective alternative to air travel. There are daily scheduled passenger services available throughout the country.