New Zealand Trip Planner
Know Your Trip Budget for Your Dream Vacation to New Zealand
How to plan a trip to new zealand
One of the farthest countries in the world, a nation which wakes up to the first sunshine on the planet every day, New Zealand is definitely a land like no other. It is the adventure capital of the planet and yet this fact is just one of the feathers of its cap. Its landscapes have hypnotized many filmmakers and have convinced them to use this country as the backdrop for their movies; The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy and a few others bear testimony to this. From splendid walks to mesmerizing drives, from adrenaline thumping adventure sports to cultural tours, from hot water beaches to ski resort New Zealand has something to offer to everybody. The country has recently been voted as the friendliest nation on the planet by a study conducted by HSBC. One of the farthest places from anywhere (except Australia of course) is also the closest you can get to Neverland. Prepare a systematic trip plan for your vacation using New Zealand Trip Planner and travel stress free!
How to enter and explore :-
Air: - Since New Zealand does not have an international land border with any country it is the best to get here by air. Wellington and Auckland are the main points of entry. New Zealand has a good network of domestic flights, at times it is a cheaper medium than train or road especially when travelling between different Islands.
New Zealand has a good network of Bus system and self drive tours are very popular. One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of this country is to drive through it. Christchurch is the city with road transport.
Rail: - There is a limited railway system here and Auckland and Wellington are the major terminuses.
Boat: - There are ferry services on the Cook’s straight to cross over from the North Island to the South Island (and vice versa). These are not always punctual though.
Weather and when to be :-
New Zealand is located towards the Southern end of the Southern Hemisphere and thus has seasons contrasting to those of North America, Eurasia and parts of Africa. The months of December, January and February is summer time, and its winter from June to August. December & January is peak tourist season time hence it is advisable to book in advance. The same goes to say for ski resorts like Queenstown for the winter months. New Zealand however is an all round the year destination, so it won’t fail to impress you any time you visit.
What to see & Experience :-
New Zealand’s is a land of splendid natural beauties; a visit to the Southern Alps is a memorable experience in the winter. Dig your own natural spa in the at the hot water beaches near Whitianga or stand in awe of the greenish yellow Sulphur lakes in Rotoura, or just drive through the beautiful country roads, there is definitely a lot to see here.
New Zealand is one of the best destinations in the world to go to in case you are an adventure sports freak, from Bungee Jumping, to Cave rafting, rock climbing, scuba diving, skydiving, just name it and you have it. For those travelers who are keen to learn about cultures unknown, a Maori cultural tour is a must which gives you an idea about the indigenous population.
How much does it cost to travel to New Zealand
Plan your trip to New Zealand with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in New Zealand is USD 77.63 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 310.52. For accommodation, be ready to spend around USD 28 for a budget accommodation and USD 125 for a luxury hotel, per day, per person. For getting around New Zealand, you will need a rough figure of USD 34.73 per day. For detailed New Zealand trip cost calculator, use New Zealand Trip Planner.
Average Price of a Luxury Trip in New Zealand
Average Daily Cost* USD 336 Per Person
Cost for One Week USD 2352 Per Person
Cost for Two Weeks USD 4704 Per Person
Cost for One Month USD 10080 Per Person
Average Price of a Mid-Range Trip in New Zealand
Average Daily Cost* USD 132 Per Person
Cost for One Week USD 924 Per Person
Cost for Two Weeks USD 1848 Per Person
Cost for One Month USD 3960 Per Person
Average Price of a Budget Trip in New Zealand
Average Daily Cost* USD 70 Per Person
Cost for One Week USD 490 Per Person
Cost for Two Weeks USD 980 Per Person
Cost for One Month USD 2100 Per Person
*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation
How much will it cost once you're in New Zealand
- 3-Course meal (mid-range) USD 31.05
- Fast food Combo meal USD 7.84
- Coffee (Cappuccino regular) USD 3
- Bottle of Water (1.5 L) USD 1.15
- Soft Drinks (Coke/Pepsi, 0.33 L) USD 2.12
- Domestic Beer (0.5 L) USD 3.27
- Budget Accommodation USD 28
- Luxury Accommodation USD 125
- Taxi Start (Standard Tariff) USD 1.96
- Taxi per km (Standard Tariff) USD 1.9
- One-way Ticket (Local Transit) USD 1.39
- Fuel (1 L) USD 1.25