The Best Way to Tour Dunedin and Other New Zealand Regions Via Campervan

Transportation Options for your Tour

Have you ever gone on a New Zealand tour before (that to include Dunedin and other regions)? There are a lot of New Zealand tour packages offered by travel agencies all over the world because New Zealand is a popular place not only for sightseeing, but for outdoor activities as well. What most people don’t know, however, is that there are several ways to go about a New Zealand tour. Some options may be costly and time-consuming, while others may be too fast, making you miss out on places to see and people to meet. When it comes to land transportation, four options are available for New Zealand tourists: travel accommodations aboard a tour bus, renting out a car or van, taking the train route, and lastly, renting a campervan. The first option affords you some viewing freedom, but you won’t always get to tarry long on places that you want to stay in, because a tour bus usually has a schedule dictated by the tour guide or traveling agency. You won’t be able to snap satisfactory pictures of the outside world because the bus glass window reduces the quality of pictures, especially if it’s opaque. Moreover, tour buses rarely stop for camping trips- the end itinerary of a tour bus usually involves bringing you back to your hotel or any lodging that the travel agency prepared for you. You’ll also face problems when you want to bring bulky luggage such as sports equipment, because there would only be limited storage available on the tour bus.

Why the Car isn’t the Best Tour Vehicle

The next option available, renting a car, would require you to do all the driving, unless you’re willing to spend extra bucks on hiring a New Zealand navigator. Driving along New Zealand’s numerous highways may be exciting for some people, but then again, you’re limited to asphalt and gravel roads, because rented cars can’t cope on rough terrain. You won’t be able to steer close to New Zealand tourist spots are surrounded by rough terrain, such as parts of the coastline and forested areas. It’s also difficult to fit in your luggage on the back compartment of a car- you definitely won’t be able to cram camping or sports equipment into such a small space. If you want to bring them along, you’ll have to hire a trailer that can be attached at the back of your car. This measure isn’t advisable however, because such vehicle couplings are only effective if the leading vehicle has four-wheel drive. The third option, traveling aboard the train, allows you to view the New Zealand countryside at a moderate pace, but then you’ll have limited routes and you won’t be able to enjoy the great outdoors.

The Perfect Travel Companion

Hiring a campervan in Dunedin and other regions is simply the best way to tour New Zealand. You won’t have to worry about convenience or storage- the campervan is specially designed for cross-country trekking and camping trips. It has a lot of storage space, and can travel along most terrains on New Zealand. It’s the perfect vehicle to complement your sports activities, camping trips, and sightseeing tour on any region of New Zealand. And the best part about hiring a campervan is that you can definitely afford it.

Jack Kent

About Jack Kent

Jack Kent loves the outdoors and nothing is more enjoyable than driving his Britz campervan around the North and South islands of New Zealand. When Jack isn't driving his motorhome around, he is drinking beers with his mates, mountain biking through country New Zealand and blogging about what New Zealand has to offer.

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