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Best way to get round NZ in 14 days??

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1. Posted by gorgmo (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

Hi

due to go NZ for 2 weeks in July. We will be in both north and south island. Do you think its best to get around in campervan or car?? Also can anyone recommend any cheap hire companies??

Thanks

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 6y

Car. July is far too cold for campervan in July, imo. (I've known people who've done it, but brrr!)
Any company should be cheap in July, since it's total low season. I've had good experiences with Ezi-rent.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 6y

I agree that a car is the best option at that time of year. Last time I travelled round the South Island I used Apex car rentals; they have flexible pick up and drop off locations and were good value.

4. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 6y

Another who advocates going for a sedan. Stay in hostels and/or caravan parks. One thing you need to remember is some roads may be closed due to weather.

5. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 6y

i know this is in the wrong thread,but didnt want to start a new one for such a simple question,is NZ still busy with travelers in the off season,as thats when im there,and is there still plenty to do when its soooo cold

6. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 6y

If by the "off" season you mean winter, the busiest areas would be where ski and snow sports are.

7. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 6y

Quoting razzaefc

i know this is in the wrong thread,but didnt want to start a new one for such a simple question,is NZ still busy with travelers in the off season,as thats when im there,and is there still plenty to do when its soooo cold

It's much quieter in the winter apart from, as Araluen says, in the ski areas. I have travelled in NZ in the winter and it's a good time to do it as there is rarely a need to book accommodation in advance and prices are lower. There is still plenty to do!

8. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 6y

thanks for both replies,im there for two months,im thinking thats to long to spend in winter,especially as i havent ever done any winter sports and probably cant afford to,plus im alone!