Wow another month gone! This month was a little more expensive, but just over the $150 a day we had anticipated in NZ. With last month coming in at just $42.15 a day, we are actually doing pretty good! Which is great since 3 months in Australia are bound to be pricey!
We finished up our housesit on the North Island 10 days into October, then we spent 2 nights in Wellington at a hotel downtown and 2 nights in Picton at a bed and breakfast before receiving our campervan for the remainder of the month. We also had the ferry from the North Island to the South Island this month.
Camping turned out to be a little more pricey than we anticipated as we ended up only staying at 2 Department of Conservation (DOC) sites and the rest of our sites were at camp parks with power. We did not find any free camping spots along our route as we had hoped. Gas was very expensive at about $8 a gallon, but well worth it for the freedom we had!
This month’s big expense was our activities and we easily could have doubled or even tripled this amount! There was so much to do on the South Island. We started off the month with the Chairlift ride at Mt Ruapehu, Jet Boating to the Bridge to Nowhere and the Cable Car in Wellington. Then it was off to the South Island where we did a day trip on the Queen Charlotte Track, went canyoning in Abel Tasman, crossed a swing bridge, toured Milford Sound and the Cadbury factory and explored the Tasman Glacier Lake at Mt Cook.
Take a look at our expenses and let us know if you have any questions. ***All figures have been converted to US Dollars.
|Transportation (Campervan, Gas, Ferry, Bus)||
|Accommodations (Hotel, B&B, 17 Campgrounds)||
|Other (Postcards, Package Home, Grill, Shoes)||
|Necessities (Toiletries, Plug, Laundry)||
Our daily total this month: $166.15