New Zealand is perfect for backpackers who want to travel around the country in their own time and in their own vehicle. It’s easy to rent cars or campervans. The advantages of having your own transport is you can choose your own schedule, stop when and where you want, and you will inevitably see more of both islands. While a van will cost you more than a car, you’ll save money on accommodation costs by either staying in campervan parks or DOC camping sites. Does spending the night in your van listening to the sound of the surf sound appealing? If so, consider seeing New Zealand from behind the wheel of your campervan.