Road trip around New Zealand? Here’s what you’ll need.
No matter what the season or weather, there will always be some type of pesky bug hanging around, especially at campsites, rivers, beaches and in the bushes. Even the little sandflies that look harmless, they bite! Now we aren’t talking Australian bugs and insects that are potentially life threatening – just annoying little pests.
AUX cord or headphone to headphone cord
You will find it very hard to get good radio reception outside of most major cities, especially on winding valleys and rural roads. Check with your rental car provider if the radio in your vehicle has an AUX or USB port – most of them do.
Ketchup or Tomato sauce
Why would you travel the length of the country with a bottle of sauce in your minivan or car you may ask? In New Zealand condiments are generally not free, you usually pay a hefty price for a small packet of sauce. No doubt you’ll be living off fish and chips and pies and who can eat those without sauce! Extra tip: if you stop at McDonalds always ask for some packets of sauce and stock up, they’re free!
I always have these in my car road trip or not, they make it extremely easy to clean up sticky mess’s and sticky fingers! Buy a small packet of these and keep them in your bag, public toilets in New Zealand aren’t often fully stocked so this may be a good toilet paper replacement!
Sports equipment – Frisbee, rugby ball, cricket set!
Luckily wherever you are in New Zealand there is always a park insight; most campsites have a large grass area where you can stretch your legs after hours of travelling. Our winters are quite mild so even in winter you can set up a cricket game and have a run around, no doubt other travellers or locals will join in on the game.