New Zealand is famous for its stunning mountains, beautiful beaches, and greener-than-green native forests. Known as ‘Middle Earth’ in the Lord of The Rings trilogy, it is a diverse country with mystical landscapes that almost feel otherworldly.
NZ spans several climate “zones,” so it can be a surprisingly tough place to pack for (there are not many places where you can go skiing in the morning and surfing in the afternoon!) To get the most out of your trip, it’s best to pack for ALL seasons.
Below you’ll find a list of items I highly recommend, a section on what to wear in New Zealand, what NOT to bring, and other FAQs. Enjoy your travels to Kiwiland!