Booking in advance will make your trip more comfortable, pleasant and also helps to avoid complications. Booking of a car, van, camps, hotels and other things like cottages is better to do before the departure. It again relates with your travelling preferences, but a lot of these things are cheaper when they are booked online.
Link : http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/things-to-do/walking-and-tramping/great-walks/
Link van: http://www.hippiecamper.co.nz https://www.jucy.co.nz
App camp: Camping NZ, CamperMate
7. Repellent, sun lotion and “other equipment”
This article includes couple things required to think of. Primarily I would like to call attention to quality repellent when travelling to southern island, where really annoying flies occur. According to tourists and travelers who has already visited the west coast, mainly Milford a normal repellents were less effective. That is why we got a reference to buy quality, more expensive repellent or to buy it right in NZ.
„Other equipment“ contains miscellaneous things. I pick the ones that were stressed out by the ones who have already been there: quality trekking shoes, clothes, trekking sticks, suitcase, tent, sleeping bags. We are planning to get the internet connection right in NZ through the local providers as the data roaming is too expensive. However, you can not rely on internet connection at all places so the hard copy map /waterproof/ should be a must have.
8. Spare memory cards for camera and spare battery chargers
To the base package definitely belongs spare memory cards for camera, or hard disc where you can safely download an obtained material. The irreplaceable thing, mainly during the long journeys out of the civilizations or long walks where there is no electricity, is power bank – the spare external battery charger has proved its usefulness many times so it is never absent on my list.
Another important thing that is good to be aware of when you are planning the trip to NZ. The sockets are different than European so they can not be used with our devices. Buying the special adapter or the universal travelling adapter for various countries will solve the problem easily.
If you have already been to NZ and you know some useful information that is absent in this article, I would be glad that you share it with us. It would help others to make it easier to prepare for such trip.