New Zealand is a spectacular travel destination and should not be missed. However, New Zealand being so far away from the rest of the world, makes things costly. Don’t let that be a barrier, there are many budget friendly things to do around New Zealand.
What You'll Find
- 1. Have lunch at Mueller Hut
- 2. Watch the Sun Rise from the Red Tarns
- 3. See a Glacier before they are gone
- 4. Snap a photo in the Raptor Jaws
- 5. Skip Rocks on Lake Pukaki
- 6. Dodge the Great Walks
- 7. Grab a Freak from Balls and Bangles
- 8. Check out the Blue Pools by Brewster Glacier
- 9. Feed Bread to the eels of the Nelson Lakes
- 10. Snap a photo of Pancake Rocks
1. Have lunch at Mueller Hut
This is a popular hike in the Mt. Cook region. It’s a gruelling 4 hours up, but it has magnificent glacier views. Many people hike to the hut as a day hike. Once at the hut you can take break and east some lunch here before heading back down. Of course to stay over night you have to book in advance and it will cost $35NZ.
2. Watch the Sun Rise from the Red Tarns
. The only thing that will that will be spent up there is time.
3. See a Glacier before they are gone
These thousand-year old glaciers are melting. Once they are gone, they are gone. It’s already so sad to see how much they have receded in the past ten years.
4. Snap a photo in the Raptor Jaws
At the end of Hooker Valley Track, near Hooker Lake, we found this beauty. Terrify if the stone every collapsed while you’re in it, but makes for a hilarious photo. How creative can you get? Send me your photos, I would love to see!!
5. Skip Rocks on Lake Pukaki
This divine blue lake is something to be enjoyed. Not to mention skipping rocks is free.
6. Dodge the Great Walks
The Great Walks are beautiful, yet crowded and quite expensive. If you are set on doing a Great Walk, staying in a tent instead of a hut will help you not break the bank. However, there are many other tracks that you can do that are just as beautiful at a fraction of the cost.
7. Grab a Freak from Balls and Bangles
Okay, this may not be very budget friendly. But between two people can make a fabulosu treat. Plus the picture should say it all.
8. Check out the Blue Pools by Brewster Glacier
Forget the giant crowds and expensive hut of the Tongoriro Crossing. Here you get to see giant blue lakes and a glacier for less than $15.
9. Feed Bread to the eels of the Nelson Lakes
It was difficult to get a good image from above the water, but its pretty unreal to see these guys swimming peacefully about.
10. Snap a photo of Pancake Rocks
At not cost to enter, these were quite the marvel. I do warn you, good luck finding parking.
Like what you see?? Check out my some of my other posts Bucket List New Zealand, South Island.