New Zealand Packing List

Packing for a trip to New Zealand is tough (the weather changes all the time!). But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a super detailed packing list so you know exactly what to bring. 

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In this free PDF download, we’ve provided packing check lists for everything from clothing and toiletries to electronics and extra gear you may consider packing if you plan to do some campervan travels.

Plus, we’re sharing tons of packing hacks and tips for traveling in New Zealand that you won’t find anywhere else.

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We spent 5 weeks living in a campervan and traveling around New Zealand, and we’ve been able to explore a lot of what this country has to offer!

We’ve complied our experience to create the perfect New Zealand itinerary. Our itinerary is for one month of travel and meant to be explored while traveling in a campervan. It includes the highlights of both the north and south islands. 

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Check out our other New Zealand content…

We have TONS of resources on travel in New Zealand and destinations throughout the country. Check out our Ultimate New Zealand Travel Guide for all the answers to your most burning questions, or read some of our favorite articles below.

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New Zealand Travel on a Budget: 19 Money-Saving Tips

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