If you’re in New Zealand, you should definitely visit the Northland region, in the extreme north of the North island. This route contains the most beautiful things to see and do in the area. It offers something for everyone – hiking trails, beaches, historical buildings and cities. Whatever you are interested in, you can find it in Northland!
New Zealand is a perfect country to visit as a solo traveller, both for women and men. It’s super safe and the people are very friendly. Crime is almost non-existent in this country.
The best time to travel to New Zealand is in the summer. The weather can be very cold and rainy during the other seasons, but in this county the conditions are always unpredictable. So if you want to have more chances to get good weather, you should definitely visit in the summer, which is from December to February. Remember to always pack a raincoat and some warm clothes, even in summer, because the wind can be very strong and rain can come at any time.
Unfortunately in Northland, and all New Zealand, public transport is not so common. You have a few buses, and they don’t reach all the places that deserve a visit. The best way to visit these places is to rent or buy a car, even better if you opt for a van or camper van. This way, you are free to go everywhere, and you can stay at camp sites, saving a lot of money. You can download the apps Campermate and Rankers to find all the camping spots available in the area you are visiting.
New Zealand can be quite expensive. Eating out at restaurants every day will quickly add up, but if you cook your own food, it’s not so expensive. The most expensive thing is usually tours, with accommodation coming in at a close second. A way to save money in accommodation is sleeping in campsites with a van or a tent, they are usually super cheap, sometimes even free!
I am Jessica, a full time Italian traveller that decided to quit her 9-5 job to explore the world! I have visited all the continents, I worked in Central America, Northern Europe, and I am currently living in New Zealand with a working holiday visa. I’m also a beginner digital nomad, I can basically work from all over the world, that’s another way I pay for my travels. I’m a very curious person; about cultures, food, people and places that are so different and far from my home country. I just can’t stop travelling, and don’t know if I’ll ever want to!
My preferred trip types are: backpacking/roadtrip/interrail