New Zealand’s South Island
If you are considering pet moving to New Zealand; naturally you’ll want to see and visit the very best the country has to offer as far as sightseeing and attractions and it is imperative that you book a safe and comfortable dog-friendly hotel room. After a full day of exploring; when you need some where comfy to rest your head- your dog will tell you that just any old dog house definitely won’t do!
With a pet friendly hotel or resort, you and your dog will both be well looked after.
New ZealandҒs South Island has everything covered on your list of top attractions whether you are a lover of nature or a thrill seeker that demands the biggest adventures to get your heart really pumping. You can take a cruise on the waters off New Zealands South Island coast and watch as remarkable whales visit at Kaikoura, and through to the splendid Milford Sound fiord which is truly nature unsurpassed. Queenstown is the place for thrills and spills; famous for the AJ Hackett Bungy and spine-tingling Shot over Jet power-boat extravaganza! The incredible scenery in the South Island is spectacular, to say the least. You and your dog will stare in wonder and be amazed as you experience a glacier landing in Mount Cook with either The Helicopter Line or Mount Cook Ski Planes. Be sure to allow plenty of time to experience all of the great attractions in the South Island.
Pet friendly accommodation in the region includes a mixture of camp sites, holiday parks, motels, bed & breakfasts, back-packers, private holiday homes, home/farm stays all over the country.
ҕ Naish Park Motor Camp; Balclutha: Dog friendly camping and Caravan Park where all mutts, moggies and other caged pets more than welcome, as are horses.
Montana Lodge Motel; Blenheim: Great friendly but must have own bedding or mat for pets to sleep on, keep them under control at all times and clean up after them. Dog exercise area is also available. Other caged pets allowed. Horses welcome
Օ Casino Park Lodge Motel; Christchurch: Bring dogs own bedding and a water bowl. PetҒs toileting to be carried out in outside garden area. Other caged pets also allowed.
Garden Grove Motel; Invercargill: Please consult before booking to see if space is available and be sure to look after your pets like children. Please bring pet’s bedding.
Օ Okiwi Bay Holiday Park and Lodge; Marlborough: Dogs must remain on your campsite unless on a lead. No wandering dogs. No dogs inside buildings. Kennels are available. Please clean up after your pet. Other caged pets allowed.
Otematata Country Inn; Otematata: (Self catering Cabins) This hotel attempts to keep ‘doggie’ guests apart from other guests in separate units when possible. Please phone to confirm availability.
New ZealandՒs North Island
It is the overall well-being of family pets that motivates most pet owners to bring their animal companions along on the family moveand they miss that faithful companion that is always so happy to see them and greets them with a wagging tail and a friendly lick!
New Zealand has lots of options for those people wishing to explore the magnificent countryside and take in all of the attractions that she offers. The great advantage of visiting New Zealand is that all of its beautiful, colourful and dramatic scenery, diverse historical culture, and artistic landscapes are all within a short distance.
The North Island is filled with magical water based attractions such as Fullers Bay of Islands, the Cape Brett ‘Hole in the Rock’ cruise or you may simply wish to relive maritime history at the New Zealand National Maritime Museum. For the more adventurous, an exhilarating experience is the famous Taupo Tandem Skydive where you can exit the plane in style at a thrilling 6000 to15000 feet over magnificent Lake Taupo. DonŒt miss Rotorua, which is very rich in Maori history. You may also wish to explore the rituals, music and food of a culture that existed well before the Europeans arrived in New Zealand with Tamaki Maori Village. Of course The North Island is also home to New Zealands capital city, Wellington; a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis that has so much to offer. Te Papa is New ZealandҒs national museum, filled with much of the countrys treasures and stories.
Some of the best attractions in New Zealand are therefore of the natural variety, as it is the splendour of majestic, snow-capped mountain ranges, volcanoes, beautiful beaches, remote hiking trails, awesome landscapes, lush forests, wilderness, fresh water lakes and lush fauna that are guaranteed to leave you refreshed, in awe and with the most memorable photos that you will ever capture. New Zealand also boasts amazing wildlife and a pleasant climate which make it a haven for many outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind and relax, making this a perfect destination for nature lovers of all ages.
New Zealand is perfect for Hiking! But first a few things to consider before you and your dog hit the trails together! New ZealandҒs North Island is perfect for hiking but if you and your dog arent used to more than about twenty-minute walks and you have a five-hour hike planned, it would be wise to both go into training and planning ahead by going on longer walks weeks before the hike, increasing the distance as your dog becomes conditioned. Be sure your dog is receiving a complete and balanced diet. Avoid heat and humidity. On those hot and/or humid days, hike in the early morning or in the evening when it cools off. Be sure there’s plenty of water and a collapsible bowl for easy storing or an alternative is to hike by a stream. Bring along a supply of food or treats to keep your pet’s energy level up. Also, your dog’s pack should include a first-aid kit with tweezers (to remove splinters or stingers), antibacterial medication and gauze. Always leash your dog. It’s really the only way to maintain control at all times. This is especially important in the woods where you want to keep your dog away from other animals and dangerous plants like poison ivy.
Now that you have the basics; enjoy each otherҒs company and remember that while on your hike, stop frequently for rest and water breaks. Hike at a pace that’s comfortable for both you and your dog, and turn back if either of you tire. Praise your dog often for good behavior and most of all have fun and enjoy the new scenery together!