Wellington is the perfect place to start your campervan trip across New Zealand. The country’s capital city is located at the bottom of the North Island and isn’t far from the top of the South Island.
Pick up your New Zealand hire campervan and drive to these incredible places.
It’s one of New Zealand’s most famous natural attractions, with its dramatic peaks overlooking beautiful coastal scenery. Hike to the mountain tops, or perhaps cruise or kayak along the famous Mirror Lakes. Wherever you go in Milford Sound, take your camera with you, because at every turn incredible natural beauty awaits.
Franz Josef Glacier
The Franz Josef Glacier is only a few kilometres from the town of the same name. It’s one of the world’s most accessible glaciers, with several lookouts and hiking trails. However, it’s definitely worth taking a guided ice walk over the 12km long glacier, which descends from the top of the alps into a rainforest close to sea level.
Bay of Islands
The beautiful Bay of Islands is made up of nearly 150 islands, plus enough sandy beaches and hidden bays to make you feel as if you have your own private space. The Bay of Islands is home to marine life, such as whales, dolphins and penguins, which can be spotted on many wildlife tours.
No visit to New Zealand is complete without stopping by the country’s northwesternmost tip. This vast and pristine region is surrounded by rolling green hills. Then there’s plenty of beautiful coastal views along Ninety Mile Beach. The region is also rich in Maori culture and tradition.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Rotorua’s famous tourist attraction is known as the world’s youngest geothermal system. There are many eco tours through this geothermal park, where you can explore volcanic craters and steaming lakes. You can also take a boat cruise or go hiking, which will last you from 40 minutes to several hours.