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On a working holiday visa in New Zealand on simply travelling through the country on a budget, we have all the info you need to explore our stunning land without spending too much.

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Written by backpackers like you, backpackerguide.co.nz is aimed at those that want to make the most of their working holiday visa in New Zealand. We work hard to cover all aspect of a work and travel experience in our awesome country of New Zealand.
Backpackers come from all over the world to travel New Zealand and it has never been easier with the introduction of electronic visas and passports. With the visa process sorted out, the only thing left to do is to discover what jewel New Zealand hides throughout our 100s of articles.
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Your trip through New Zealand will be paved of awesome people and activities. We gathered all the info about transportation in New Zealand, bus networks, coach, car rental, campervan… But also all activities available from a quiet bushwalk to the scariest jet boat ride of the country.
Our backpacker NZ guides will also cover a wide range of info about each area of New Zealand. And our accommodation section will come in handy when it will be time to choose the right hostel or flat to settle in.
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Most of the backpackers in New Zealand come in with a working holiday visa wanting to work and travel around the country. This is a great way to extend your stay in NZ by earning some much needed cash and go back home with valuable work experience.
We cover all topics from the visa application process and requirements to your medical and travel insurance, job search, accommodation, New Zealand tax return, travel needs and much more.
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