Camping New Zealand style
22 February 2009 | South Island
Holiday Parks: The NZ version of a camping/RV park is a big improvement on those in the States. Not as much privacy but they're complete with internet/TV lounges, full kitchens with microwaves, spas and real showers. Plus, they are several in every town! They're more tourist camps than wilderness camps. They're great for travel on the cheap.
New Zealand is a rural country. Half the people live in a handful of cities and the rest of the four million peeps are spread throughout an area smaller than California. So far I've seen more cattle than sheep but that might change here on the South Island, Besides livestock, they do a lot of farming. Every vegetable that'll grow, hops, apples, grapes (wineries) beets... Beets. They put beets in your hamburger instead of a pickle. Not half bad, either!
As we're in a new place almost every day, I'm not going to do an in depth blog. We're on the north end of the South Island, heading south; Museums, hiking, local artists... all on the agenda. Check the picture captions for locations.