After traveling this summer to the “Land of the Long White Cloud,” it is easy for me to see why so many fall in love with New Zealand. From the 9,000 foot Southern Alps to the beaches of Kaikoura, it is a such a unique and gorgeous country. In my experience, hospitality among the native New Zealanders (also known as Kiwi’s) was found in every town we visited, big or small. The Kiwis are not only friendly and helpful, but adventurous, environmental, creative, and very tough!
New Zealand is big country, so our six day visit had to be confined to one island. We chose the south island for its natural beauty, abundance of wildlife, and the energy of Queenstown.
Along the way, I learned quite a bit about the country and traveling here. As a result, I decided to compile a list of travel tips for those embarking on a journey to this beautiful land. Here are some helpful tips for traveling through New Zealand: