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Posted January 16th, 2013 - 3:28 am by from Brescia, Italy (Permalink)
in few weeks I'm coming to new zealand and I would liek to do some treking... I've been traveling for long time and so I would like to save money sleeping in a tent that probably I'll buy or rent there... Could I camping everywhere or is not allowed?
And if I want to camp in the campsite, should I book something in advance or is not necessary?
Is it request to pay something for doing treking?
I know there are so many treking around.. Which one is the most beautiful with beautiful landscape? which one do you suggest me?
Thank you

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 3:38 am by from Hobart, Australia (Permalink)
Hi Simone, NZ is a wonderful country for camping/hiking (or tramping as they call it here) and hitchhiking. I would recommend you to get your tent before coming to NZ as its quite expensive here compared to other countries. For camping the DOC (Department of conservation) campsites are basic and cheap but you can also find many other campgrounds and dont need to book anything. Camping is also permitted on conservation land if you stay 200m away from roads and great walk tracks. For hiking check out the DOC website. Depending on how long you wanna stay in NZ it probably pays to get a backcountry hut pass so you could use most DOC huts when hiking. For the great walks (the most famous treks) you have to book well in advance and pay lots of money. There are plenty of other awesome hikes in NZ if you wanna save money. You could also use the backcountry hut pass for some great walks in off season/winter and dont have to pay more. Have fun!! Linda

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 3:48 am by from Brescia, Italy (Permalink)
Ciao Linda,
I thank you very much for your tips...
I think I'll come in 2 weeks and so would be still high seasone..
I would like to do at least one great walk..
So, if I decided to do the great walks I should book everything in advance? Do you mean only for sleep? or something more? Why could be so expensive? for the campsites? If I sleep in the tent without stay in the campsite should be free... right? Do you have any names to suggest me about the other awesome hikes?
Thank you very much!!!