New Zealand with kids
Traveling through New Zealand with kids is something really exciting and a unique experience. The creativity and liveliness of kids gives travel a special note and New Zealand is considered one of the safest places to visit as the crime rate is low and unlike Australia the wildlife is of no concern. Here we have some advice based on ours and our customers’ experience.
Many families arrive and have a well-organised schedule for their New Zealand adventure. While it is good to know about distances and the different areas in New Zealand we recommend you to leave yourself as much freedom as possible. Especially with kids plans tend to change all the time. But it is not all negative because the excitement and spontaneity of kids is amazing and it is good to be independent of any pre-booked accommodation. This is why we think a motorhome is the best option for a free New Zealand experience. Some parents told us their kids’ rhythm set the pace of the travels and they did not mind skipping some of their main attractions they wanted to see before as there was so much to find on the road.
Some things can be problematic, though. A motorhome is a tight space so it is better not to end up getting caught in 3 days of pouring rain on the west coast. If the kids get bored it can get a bit tricky. This is why we recommend to follow the sunny weather which is always so local over here. But that’s no problem in a Camper where you are independent of any accommodation. Also travelling with kids means there will be different highlights on your trip as you may meet less people than those travelling alone and cannot do too many cultural stops.
What follows is some advice for your preparation before and while travelling:
First of all, the perfect choice of a Campervan is important. We believe the arrangement of seats, a heater and the storage areas are things to consider when traveling with kids and will help you to make a good choice. The location of the seats is important as some have their seats in the back of the van and you might feel better having your children around you. Some models have more sitting options right behind the driver’s cabin. A heater is really important because some areas can get cold in the evenings, especially down south or in the colder seasons. We will find a vehicle with a heater you can use when you park your van. Storage room is another issue when traveling because especially with kids you want to have access to your luggage and be able to store a lot of things.
On the road: