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1. Posted by Steve M (Budding Member 16 posts) 6y

Hi guys,

Just a quick one - i am travelling to NZ in March for a few months, i am being joined by 2 friends for the first month and will then have a month or so on my own.

1) what is the best option in terms of travelling - hiring a van or buyin second hand and selling it once i leave? and can someone suggest the most economic way of going about finding a vehicle i.e. websites, in persn on arrival in NZ etc.

2) what sort of iteniary would people suggest for the 1st month so my 2 friends can experience the best of NZ and then for my month of individual travel where i can explore parts of the islands we may have left outt in the 1st month?

Cheers
Steve

2. Posted by mcbas966 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

www.trademe.co.nz is a popular site for finding a van etc

3. Posted by flying kiw (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y

also check out these guys once you arrrive:

http://www.backpackerscarmarket.co.nz/

4. Posted by miki64 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Quoting Steve M

Hi guys,

Just a quick one - i am travelling to NZ in March for a few months, i am being joined by 2 friends for the first month and will then have a month or so on my own.

1) what is the best option in terms of travelling - hiring a van or buyin second hand and selling it once i leave? and can someone suggest the most economic way of going about finding a vehicle i.e. websites, in persn on arrival in NZ etc.

2) what sort of iteniary would people suggest for the 1st month so my 2 friends can experience the best of NZ and then for my month of individual travel where i can explore parts of the islands we may have left outt in the 1st month?

Cheers
Steve

Hi steve I think that a van or car is the perfect option for traveling to NZ. I don't know if is better buy then hire depends how many time you spend there too. Public transport too are good. I did 45 days by bus and was been fantastic.
For a good itinerary I tell you what i did.
Auckland-Pahia-Bay of island-Rotorua-Taupo-Tongariro N.P. -Wellington - Picton-Abel Tasman N.P. Greymouth-Franz Josef Glaciar-Wanaka-Queenstown-The Anau-Manapouri-Invercargill (3 day in the Catlins region by car) - Dunedin-Christchurch.
I hope this help you