New Zealand, a country of incredible beauty, is one of the few remaining places on the planet that remains pristine. For the locals and many who visit, the country is nothing short of a natural paradise. Called Aotearoa (meaning ‘land of long white cloud’) by the indigenous Maoris, it is the ideal destination for nature lovers. In fact, over the years the country has a made name for itself for ecotourism and as a destination for adventure sports. Nature lovers will find plenty of things to do such as hiking and trekking, but for those who want to get really close to nature, camping is the perfect outdoor activity.
In a land known for its picturesque landscapes, Queenstown stands out for its spectacular countryside and has some of the best camping sites throughout the country. From grassy parks, gentle hillsides, secluded beaches, and mist covered lakes, there is an endless array of camping options in Queenstown.
Anyone with a motorhome that is completely self-contained (has a toilet, rubbish disposal and wastewater tank) is free to camp on any public land in Queenstown. Called ‘freedom camping’, this allows one to camp at nearly any accessible place. Of course town centres and residential areas are off limits, as are places with signs saying camping is not allowed.
There are many places that offer motorhome rentals and renting one is the ideal choice for those who do not want to be restricted to Queenstown’s holiday parks. However, though they tend to be a little crowded, the holiday parks comes with facilities such as toilets and may even provide internet access, making them a terrific option too.
Although large portions of the country remain preserved and undeveloped, New Zealand boasts excellent infrastructure. There are excellent roads connecting the country’s many cities, public transport runs like clockwork, restaurants are plentiful and accommodation easy to find.
Tourists planning on exploring the country and are looking for good New Zealand hotels to stay at should consider getting accommodation with a hotel chain like the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ. With a range of Queenstown, Hamilton, Wellington and Auckland hotels to choose from, one can be assured of the same high standard of service at each destination.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.