Due to its remote location and popularity, planning a trip to New Zealand may be difficult. How can you avoid the crowds and find the country's hidden gems?
There are several factors to consider while traveling to New Zealand, as air travel is an essential aspect of travel that is sometimes disregarded. Fortunately, Air New Zealand has several tried-and-true systems in place to ensure a smooth journey, but there are things to remind yourself before boarding your plane, like finding Flat White in Queenstown cafe. These considerations apply to hotel reservations and itinerary planning for your trip to this lovely country.
1. Make hotel reservations as soon as possible to ensure that you obtain the best available accommodations.
You already know New Zealand is beautiful, which is why you want to go! The issue is that everyone else believes the same thing. While New Zealand has a few large cities that can accommodate large crowds during peak season, most of the country's spectacular natural landmarks are located in smaller settlements with fewer hotel rooms. Make bookings months, if not a year, in advance to ensure a room with a view.
2. Consider traveling in an RV if you want to be spontaneous.
Despite our advice to plan ahead of time before visiting New Zealand, we understand that no two travelers are similar, and some of you may choose to leave your plans open and enjoy your stay in New Zealand. If you're not the planning kind, take the road less traveled and explore the nation like a local in an RV or campervan, as they're known here.
When you travel in an RV, you will always have a roof over your head and not be restricted by lodging availability. It lets you choose where to sleep and where to go next on any given day, similar to a self-drive trip but without the need to book each night's lodging in advance.
3. Travel in the spring or fall shoulder seasons.
Visit New Zealand during the spring or fall shoulder seasons to avoid crowds while enjoying the beautiful weather. Even during peak season, you will never feel crowded in New Zealand. Crowds will significantly decrease, and rates will be more inexpensive during off-seasons.
4. Travel during the winter months to get the best deals.
If the cost reductions of traveling during the shoulder season appeal to you, consider going all out and spending the winter in New Zealand. Winter is the low season in New Zealand, so you'll have to compete with fewer other tourists for decent accommodations and access to the country's beautiful beauty. Furthermore, hotels are significantly less expensive than in North America, and winters are warmer. Nothing beats winter in New Zealand like winter in the Canadian Prairies.
5. Request a Flat White coffee.
While Australia and New Zealand claim ownership of the Flat White specialty coffee drink, only one country is thought to have brought it to the globe. That country appears to be New Zealand, based on historical evidence.
Although the drink looks and tastes similar to a latte, it is not to be confused with one; it is a particular delight in its own right. A Flat White differs from a latte because it lacks foam and volume, allowing it to fit into a smaller glass. Instead of a glass, a Flat White is frequently served in a ceramic cup.