Times and distances in New Zealand are often misjudged. Highways (except around a few cities) are comparable to 80Km roads in Europe or Australia.
OK, you are allowed to drive 100 km per hour but whether this is always possible and safe? Use an average of 60 kilometres per hour if you travel a certain distance to calculate.
In other words, travel distances in New Zealand will be calculated in hours and less in the distance travelled. Mountains, mostly two-lane windy roads prevent you a quick ride from A to B.
It’s your holiday! Take your time and enjoy the ride itself! The road trip is part of your holiday. Stop by that great “lookout”, make a good cup of coffee (advantage of travelling by Campervan) take the chairs from the “trunk” and thoroughly enjoy the surroundings. With a little luck, you have the view all to yourself.
We recommend you stay 2 or more days in places to experience the lifestyle or that little village. It is not about how much you drive during your vacation. It is all about the experience, isn’t it?
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Remember to add extra time to take in the lifestyle or to enjoy a coffee stop! The road trip is part of the journey…