Listen up, because I’m going to be totally, 100% honest with you: Traveling in New Zealand is not cheap. Just because it’s not as cheap as backpacking through Southeast Asia doesn’t mean you can’t travel to New Zealand on a budget. We’re going share some of our top money-saving tips that will help you travel on a budget in this notoriously expensive country. Don’t miss any of the highlights during your time here with this perfect New Zealand road trip itinerary. If you’re really strapped for cash, the absolute cheapest way to travel around New Zealand is by hitchhiking, which is quite common and relatively easy in this country.