Things to do in New Zealand without a car
The first thing that comes to mind when touring New Zealand is that it’s a place destined for road trips. Vrooming around in a 4-wheel speedster to hop from one attraction to another is a no-brainer way to travel if you’re not one to follow a fixed tour group itinerary.
But for the few of us without a licence – guess what – it’s still possible to explore both North and South Islands on your own. From winery tours to whale-watching, here are 8 things to do in New Zealand without a car.
Alternative travel options
Hop on, hop off buses
As one of the OG backpacker destinations, New Zealand has long accommodated carless nomads with one simple solution: backpacker buses. These run all across the country, picking up and dropping off vacationers in major cities, small towns, and other popular travel spots.