Plan. Book. Go.

Planning a trip to New Zealand is often a challenging endeavor. Not challenging as in Southeast Asia challenging – language barriers, vaccinations, visas etc – challenging insofar as there is quite simply so much to see and do in New Zealand, you’ll not quite know how to fit it all in. 

Don’t stress. You’ve come to the right place. Our aim at Planit NZ is to provide you with everything you need to know about each and every corner of New Zealand. More than this, it’s our hope that you’ll leave New Zealand satisfied – albeit, yearning to come back for more. 

This planning section is designed to give you plenty of things to consider when figuring out what your trip to the Land of the Long White Cloud will look like. How will you get around? When should you come? What should you bring? These are all questions which are answered throughout this section.

If we’ve missed something, don’t fret – drop us a line via the Contact Us page and we’ll answer your questions as soon as possible.

Getting around New Zealand

New Zealand offers up a huge variety of landscapes, in a relatively compact space. It’s a pretty easy country to get around with plenty of options – from hiring a...

When to Come

When you come to New Zealand will very much depend on what it is you’d like do while you’re here. If you’re coming to experience the best skiing and snowboarding...

New Zealand Itineraries

With two Islands, countless National Parks, heaps of activities and kms and kms of stunning drives to consider, planning an itinerary to New Zealand might arguably be one of the...

Planning for NZ: Start Here

If you're at a total loss of where to start in planning your trip to New Zealand, then this quick article will help you get going. Don't worry, we're here...

Travelling With Kids: Your guide to a Family-Friendly Holiday in the South Island

Find out the best advice for family-friendly destinations around the South Island, including Nelson, Queenstown, Mt Cook and more.

Planning a Ski Holiday in New Zealand

New Zealand is an adventure playground in the winter months and offers a wealth of ski fields for beginners and experts alike. Look no further than this article for the...

Guide to Accommodation in New Zealand

If you're planning a self-drive trip around the country, you'll have to arrange places to stay each night - ideally in advance of your trip! Find out more about booking...

9 Tips for Hiking in New Zealand

This is a comprehensive guide for anyone planning their first hike in New Zealand. Find out about our trails, huts, campsites and more.

Free New Zealand Travel Planning Service

If you're a bit overwhelmed with planning your New Zealand adventure, no worries - let us help you plan your trip. Our team of experts will help you organize a bespoke travel itinerary, find the best deal on car or campervan hire or find you the best New Zealand tour. And the best part? It's FREE! FIND OUT MORE

What To Bring

What you bring and what you don’t bring in many ways will again be decided on when it is you’re coming and what it is you’ll be doing whilst you’re...

Travel Insurance in New Zealand

Traveling around New Zealand with a comprehensive travel insurance policy will provide you with much-needed peace of mind that you’ll be covered if something goes wrong.

Working in New Zealand

Working in New Zealand is significantly easier than you might imagine. There are loads of opportunities for backpackers, budget travellers or career breakers to give working in New Zealand a...

Planit NZ Snapshots

How many people are in New Zealand? How many sheep? Quick bits of information to help put New Zealand in perspective.

Ultimate Packing List

Struggling to decide what you should bring for your New Zealand holiday? This Ultimate Packing list includes some Must Haves for your adventure.

Planning a Campervan Trip to New Zealand

Many people love the the freedom and flexibility that travelling in a Campervan brings. Find the top tips for planning a campervan hoilday here.

The Best Maori Cultural Experiences in New Zealand

Are you looking to learn more about New Zealand's indigenous population? Here are some of the best places to experience Maori culture in New Zealand.

New Zealand for Lord of the Rings Fans

Are you a fan of Hobbits? Do you dream of visiting their home at Hobbiton? Check out this guide to all of the best LOTR filming locations in NZ!

Research New Zealand's Regions



North Island Lakeside Town

The Taupo region features New Zealand's largest lake, Lake Taupo and a range of adventure and outdoor activities.


Geothermal Capital

Experience bubbling mud pools, geothermal spas, family activities galore and a bit of adventure as well.


The "Wild West"

The West Coast is unmissable with glaciers, rugged beaches and dense native forest.


Adventure Hotspot

Queenstown is the self-proclaimed Adventure Capital of the World, but has an outstanding food, wine and cafe scene as well.