Travelling is exciting. There’s always something new for us to experience once we start seeing the world using a new set of lens. But travelling can also be expensive. Free travel can be rarely experienced unless you frequently join a contest that rewards a trip of a lifetime. When we start thinking about the expenses needed for a certain trip, our minds often produce another choice: stay at home. Who doesn’t love that?The question is, are we willing to invest on international and local trips for the sake of relaxation and experiencing something new? Hopefully, you choose yes.
Fortunately, cheaper alternatives can be found. Instead of paying thousands of dollars for a five-star hotel room, we can opt to cheaper hostels that don’t sacrifice our comfort. Instead of buying expensive plane tickets that leave the next day, we can be smart and book ahead to secure seat sales. And instead of just spending a lot of cash on activities, we can also consider looking for free and cheap things to do in places like Taupo, New Zealand.
- Rent a Kayak and Use Your Muscles
Some rental Kayaks will be pricey, but the cheap ones that cost less than $40 per hour can be a good deal. Lake Taupo is large and you will need more than an hour to get around but it doesn’t mean 1 hour of kayaking won’t be fun.
The Huka Falls is not something we should ignore as tourists. Its beauty is beyond imagination and you don’t even need to pay for hiking fee in order to see it. Along the way, the Waikato River is a bonus view you shouldn’t miss. You can ask for directions from locals and from backpackers in the area.
- Experience Free Spa in Otomuheke Stream, Spa Park
After a day of trekking and walking, dipping your tired body at the natural geothermal hot spring will satisfy you. The spa does not have staff walking around to accompany you and there are no rooms for you to change. Your valuables will be under your care. The public park will continue to be open for many if its visitors will continue to take care of it. Bring your own towel and refrain from polluting the area by leaving your trash.
- Hopefully, You Know How to Use a Bicycle
If you do, rent one, bring your hat, and wear comfortable clothes because it is going to be one hell of an adventure. You can roam around the Taupo town center, visit the nearest beaches and the places mentioned above without spending a lot of cash on bus tours.
Familiarize Taupo before embarking. Touring around the place can be confusing and we should avoid getting lost at all cost. If possible, save a little cash for emergencies so that you’ll be able to go home after experiencing the magnificence of Taupo. Don’t go home without a good photo! After all, one of the best ways to preserve memories is to capture the beautiful moments and scenes.