Joe Flinter (23), of Newcastle, began a freedom camping trip in Queenstown on Tuesday with the aim of “seeing as much of the South Island as possible”.
He was on a two-week holiday and spent the first week skiing in Queenstown with friends.
He and his Scooby Doo-themed campervan were in Dunedin yesterday, and he was planning to head to the West Coast when The Star talked to him at Ocean View.
He stayed in a backpackers on Tuesday, so last night would be his first night sleeping in the camper van.
So far, his freedom camping experience in New Zealand had been positive.
“I’m having a great time.”
Freedom camping in the South Island was on the bucket list of many Australians.
“It’s so beautiful here – you’d be mad not to.”