19.02.2017 - 19.02.2017
Since we set out on the road in our motorhome we have stayed (with the exception of Queenstown) in camp sites operated by the Government/conservation department which have a charge of around $10 per person per night and generally have basic facilities, toilet maybe cold showers, or freedom camp sites which are free, these ones have no facilities at all other than a parking spot.
Most of both these type of sites are set up 4 or 5 miles outside towns are private and are generally in very scenic areas.
Conor has done a fantastic job finding the most suitable sites for our needs.
We learned that some or most of these sites are managed/hosted by volunteers who check that everyone who stays pay their money and respect the site.
The volunteers are people with a very keen interest in the environment and conservation.
If country life is not your thing the privately owned fully serviced sites in towns are available.
The country has a huge network of walking trails, one third of NZ is national parks much of it mountainous and the trails are really well laid out and maintained and very well signposted.
One can do anything from a five minute walk to a 10 day or longer treck, flat, uphill, mountain or a mixture of everything. Depends on your interest and fitness level.
No matter where you go the scenery is breathtaking.
There are many advantages to using a motorhome rather than hotel/Motels.
No pre booking necessary so one can travel as little or as much in a day as suits the mood.
Sites are very well located.
The freedom to eat at very scenic locations, no restaurant queues.
No packing and unpacking as one moves from place to place.