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The nomad's ultimate guide to New Zealand : everything you need to know about the freedom & beauty of life on the road in New Zealand, full-time or part-time /

by Jansen, Lisa, Published by : New Holland, (Auckland :) , 2021 Physical details: 280 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm. ISBN:9781869665593; 1869665597.
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Foreword -- Introduction -- Part one: First steps (A brief history of nomadding ; Nomadding in New Zealand ; Why become nomadic ; The big pluses of the nomadic life ; Are you one too? Is this for you? ; Getting advice ; Becoming part of the community ; Ready to take the next steps?)

Part two: Redesigning, reinventing, renegotiating (Redesigning your life ; Reinventing yourself ; Renegotiating your relationships ; Pets)

Part three: The rig (Towed vs. driven [Towed RVs ; Driven RVs] ; Size and number of berths ; The layout ; Age: new vs. used ; The fitout: power, heating, water tanks and more ; Self-contained or certified self-contained ; WoFs, CoFs and electrial warrants ; Drives licenses ; Custom conversions ; Insurance ; Rust: the Kiw nomad's number one enemy ; Security ; Your lifestyle, your RV ; Our number one tip: Try before you buy ; Financing and depreciation ; Where to find RVs for sale)

Part four: On the road (Getting ready for your first trip ; Finding places to stay overnight ; Types of campgrounds ; Campground etiquette ; The summer rush ; Finding groceries, dump stations, laundromats, fresh water and more ; Using a dump station ; Finding RV accessories and parts ; Meeting people and making new friends ; Money saving tips ; Mobile apps, online resources and Internet access ; Road conditions ; Roadside assistance ; Staying safe by being ready for anything ; More tips for life on the road ; More help)

Part five: Exploring NZ (The North Island [Northland ; Auckland region ; Waikato ; Bay of Plenty ; Gisborne ; Hawke's Bay ; Taranaki ; Manawatu -- Whanganui ; Wellington] ; The South island [Marlborough ; Picton ; Nelson -- Tasman ; Canterbury ; West Coast ; Otago ; Southland ; Events calendar)

Happy travels -- Appendix (Checklists)

At one time or another many New Zealanders have dreamed about the time when they can pack up and leave - get away from the rat race, jump aboard a camper van and travel around this beautiful country. More often than not, they talk about the dream of travelling around New Zealand and visiting sights and places they've so longed for over all these years. Be it part-time, fulltime or periodic, becoming a Nomad will allow you to, hopefully, experience one of the greatest new adventures of your life travelling the most amazing, open and picturesque countries in the world, New Zealand. It's very likely that many New Zealanders will choose this way of living, as there's always been a bit of a nomad inside most Kiwis waiting to get out out of a city or a town, out of a rut or out of a way of living that isn't working for them anymore. If it's not on their bucket list, it should be! As a New Zealander, if you are planning on travelling in a caravan, motorhome, campervan, camper trailer, fifth wheeler or a tent around New Zealand, this book covers it all, including: choosing your vehicle, which RV is right for you, managing budgets, the complete checklist prior to embarking, lifestyle changes and expectations, meeting people and making new friends, food on the road, and New Zealand regions and climate.

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