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Nomad’s Guide to South Island, New Zealand

Travel Tips for your self-guided New Zealand Trip!

Best way to get around – Self Driving (Apex Car Rentals)

Trip Planning – I would like to emphasise on the importance of not making a single booking apart from your first couple of nights in New Zealand. For me NZ has been such a place where you never know when you would like to stay back at a particular place for longer or go to a place that you just heard about from someone or read somewhere. Making bookings is very easy at the Visitors Centres that the Government has put up in each and every place. I would encourage you to travel without a plan. Given that New Zealand is the 4th most peaceful country in the world, there is absolutely no threat. (Visitor Center New Zealand)

Best Guide BookLonely Planet New Zealand

Best Local Tour OperatorReal Journeys

Must haves – Bug spray, all weather clothing and energy supplements.

In conclusion I would like you to start searching for dates to go to New Zealand.

Also, absolutely must read is this epic South Island road-trip itinerary [Read: Two Week New Zealand South Island Road-Trip | The Trusted Traveller]

P.S. For more of my photos on my travels across the globe, visit http://500px.com/mananhvora

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  1. A place I have yet to make it to. I so look forward to going to one day though, especially for views like that! (:

  2. I’m a New Zealander and I don’t think there is a more magical place on earth!

  3. never really had a huge desire to travel there, but seems pretty awesome! 🙂

  4. mm

    Manan you have really stoked my fire again – that might sound rashly inappropriate but you know what I mean 😛
    lovely pictures too…

  5. I was so close (when in Australia)… but never made it here. Maybe one day. Thanks for linking up to #SundayTraveler again.

  6. This country is just very beautiful ! Its the best place I have been to until now in my life
    It is just heaven on earth! 🙂 🙂

  7. New Zealand is just so amazing. I feel like I would need a whole year to explore the country properly.

    • NZ certainly is magnificent Adelina! I met many people in New Zealand who were living there for over a year on a working holiday visa, working for 3-4 days of the week and travelling for the rest. Seemed like the best way to see New Zealand for a prolonged time and on an economical budget.

  8. New Zealand is always been my fascination….I will definitely visit there to the land of wonders..

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