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Last Updated on February 14, 2022 by seanmichaelpritchard

Travel New Zealand as a Photographer and feel what its like being a kid in a candy shop again.

The travel photography possibilities are endless, and the destinations to visit are sprinkled far and wide when you travel New Zealand. Especially if you are a photographer who takes pictures of nature.

However, it is easy to get carried away researching all the places you want to visit and photograph! Therefore, many people do not give enough thought to how they are actually going to get to all these incredible locations.

The first thing you will realise when you get to New Zealand, is that many of the most photogenic places for travel photography are inaccessible by Public Transport.

Therefore, you are going to want your own set of wheels!


Here are my top three picks on ways to get around New Zealand.

Travel New Zealand with Snap Rentals

A no brainer for most travellers, a rental car a solid choice to get around New Zealand.

It gives you the choice to photograph far and wide, both independently and at your own pace. For a photographer who takes pictures of nature, then this is vital.

Snap Rentals are a leading New Zealand Rental Car provider, with a low-fuss business approach and, above all, thousands of happy customers!

Based in the main transport hubs of the North and South Island, Snap Rentals make travelling New Zealand by car easy.

Travel New Zealand with Contiki

Want to feel the freedom of the road but don’t want to be behind the wheel?

Contiki have pre-planned trips that go up, down and all-around New Zealand. In short, just pack your camera and a sense of adventure.

Allowing a stress-free trip with like minded travellers aged 18-35, Contiki will do the hard work for you. This will leave you to, most importantly, focus solely on your travel photography!

Additionally, once you’re done with travelling New Zealand, but want more Contiki, they have ample tours available worldwide!

Travel New Zealand with Spaceships Campervan

If I had to pick only one way to travel New Zealand for the rest of my life it would be by campervan.

Saving you money on accommodation, whilst providing the ultimate outdoor experience, campervans are, in my opinion, the best way to travel New Zealand.

Spaceships Campervan hire New Zealand offer a wide range of vehicles to suit all budgets.

My favourite new offering from Spaceships if their unbranded campervans that look like a car. So, if you’re worried about sticking out like a sore thumb and instead want to blend in with the locals, this is the way to go.

I have owned my own campervan during my time living in New Zealand for over 6 years and will never get bored of travelling the country in a campervan.

If you’re a photographer who takes pictures of nature, then renting a campervan will allow you to stay as close to nature as possible!

Rent a campervan on your New Zealand trip, and you will quickly see why it is the best way to travel New Zealand.


New Zealand has so many incredible locations to photograph! Choosing how you want to get around this beautiful country is an important decision.

The good news is whether you’re on a tight budget, or looking to splurge, there are transport options for everyone!

If you’re looking to have your own wheels but want to cut down on accommodation costs check out these Housesitting Resources.

Click here to check out some of my other travel resources.

DISCLOSURE: I may earn a small commission from some of the links above. For the benefit of the doubt, please assume all links might be affiliate links.

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