If you have less than a week, it’s best to focus on one island. New Zealand offers many places of interest, so you won’t have the time to enjoy everything in both of the islands. Overall it's better to focus on one of the two islands and come back to see the other island next time. After spending some time here, you’ll definitely want to return …
You’ll see more over a period of two weeks.
Which island to visit ?
New Zealand consists of two islands, both with has its own features and characteristics. The North Island has rainforest, beaches and geothermal activity while the South Island is world renowned for its magnificent lakes, mountains and glaciers.
The North Island has a warmer climate and its main attractions are the volcanic and geothermal activity, beautiful white and black sand beaches, turquoise sea and lakes. The Maori are strongly represented in areas of Northland and Rotorua. It is also the most populous island (+ / - 3 million). This island is not as large as the South Island and will offer rolling hills and changing scenery at every turn.
The South Island is much larger and wilder than the North Island with a landscape full of contrasts and striking beauty. Every corner of this island is unique with beautiful beaches in the north, tropical forests and glaciers in the west coast, fjords in the south, wide plains around the east coast and impressive mountains in the centre. Far less populated than the North Island (+ / -1 million), the South Island offers a remote and peaceful paradise
Best season to travel in?
The best time to tour New Zealand in a motorhome is from early November to late April. Temperatures are certainly more favourable at this time of the year.
The period from December to February is the high season in New Zealand and summer so it will be nice and warm, Kiwis are on vacation and this is the time of festivals. It’s important to be well organised for a trip at this time. Our team will help you with, no problems!
What to do in New Zealand?
Thanks to its landscape of contrasts, New Zealand offers a multitude of activities. At sea, on land or in the air, you can explore New Zealand in all its facets. This country is one big playground where adults and children alike can enjoy themselves.
If you’re a hiker, you'll find there are walks for all levels (from several minutes to several days). The Maori culture is also strongly present and there is much to learn about the history and customs of these indigenous people.
Why choose DetourNZ ?
Simply because we are the specialists in motorhome travel in New Zealand. Our partners have been carefully selected to ensure that each service meets your expectations.
In addition to offering you the best motorhome at the best price, we will help you in organising your stay by putting all our experience of the country and motorhomes at your disposal. Our team, based in Auckland, offers quality service and a friendly welcome. With DetourNZ, we support you before and also during your stay for an unforgettable holiday.