NZ Guide

We condensed our backpacking experience in New Zealand in over 50 guides on all areas of the country, national parks and much more, follow the guide and let us show you the hidden gems of New Zealand!

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Cook Islands – Guide for Backpackers

Visit the Cook Islands from New Zealand! Visit New Zealand’s tropical brother, […]

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Samoa – Guide for Backpackers

Visit Samoa from New Zealand! You haven’t travelled to Samoa while being […]

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Picton – Guide for Backpackers

THings to do in Picton for backpackers. As your starting point for […]

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Wanganui – Guide for Backpackers

What to do in Wanganui. No wonder so many backpackers love spending […]

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Whangarei – Guide for Backpackers

caves to coastal adventures. New Zealand’s northernmost thus warmest city, Whangarei, is a […]

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Tararua – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Tararua. Untouched coastline, bush-cloaked ranges, sparkling fish-filled rivers, […]

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Great Barrier Island – Guide for Backpackers

Jurassic Park just 90km from Auckland! Whether you arrive by air or […]

Vanuatu – Guide for Backpackers

Where the power of the Earth and cultures meet. If culture is what […]

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Tonga – Guide for Backpackers

Where the beaches are something of a dream, but nothing compared to […]

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7 Ways to Get Rid of Your Excess Luggage Before You Leave New Zealand

What to do with all your extra stuff?! It’s hard to leave […]

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Hanmer Springs – Guide for Backpackers

However you relax, you can find it here. People’s idea of relaxing […]

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Hokianga – Guide for Backpackers

Sand dunes, boulders and kauri… so much kauri! Some of the largest […]

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Akaroa – Guide for Backpackers

A picture perfect peninsula! If you’re not here for dolphins, then you’re […]

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Oamaru & Waitaki – Guide for Backpackers

Penguins, boulders, penguins, steampunk and penguins. Have you ever dreamed of going […]

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Waitakere Ranges – Guide for Backpackers

Auckland’s rugged side! You may have seen the pretty white sand beaches […]

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Wairarapa – Guide for Backpackers

Mountains, pinnacles, seals and lighthouses! Swap windy Wellington for a few days […]

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Kapiti Coast – Guide for Backpackers

Explore the Kapiti coast and Kapiti Island. 40km of unspoiled beaches, backed […]

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Hutt Valley – Guide for Backpackers

Stay in the Hutt! Conveniently located in the north Wellington Region, The […]

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Tauranga and Mt Maunganui – Guide for Backpackers

A Kiwi holiday hotspot! When Kiwis are looking for a holiday escape […]

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Gisborne – Guide for Backpackers

The hub of Eastland! Gisborne, or “Gizzy” as the locals call it, […]

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Kaikoura – Guide for Backpackers

Have a whale of a time! The adventure in Kaikoura extends from […]

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Manawatu – Guide for Backpackers

New Zealand’s most kiwi towns! Once you’ve seen the towns of the […]

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Westland Tai Poutini National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The national park with all the ice. Crampons at the ready! Westland […]

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Te Urewera – Guide for Backpackers

A land before time. Te Urewera has a real Jurassic Park feel […]

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Rakiura National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Stewart Island’s national Park. By walking in the Rakiura National Park, you […]

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Paparoa National Park – Guide for Backpackers

That place with the pancake rocks. Rocks! Rocks everywhere! Stacked one, pancake […]

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Mt Aspiring National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Something to aspire to… Hike, fly, jetboat, ski and canyon at the […]

Kahurangi National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The wilderness of the West Coast. You can’t stay in the Kahurangi […]

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Arthur’s Pass National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Live the “high” life in highest mountain pass. In some parts of […]

Aoraki Mt Cook National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The mountains are waiting… With the highest mountain, longest glacier and the […]

Auckland Region – Guide for Backpackers

Big city life! Not only does Auckland stretch out into the waters […]

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Auckland Suburbs – Guide for Backpackers

Auckland has a wilderness and it wants you to explore it! With […]

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Abel Tasman National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Sun, sand and seals. It may be the smallest national park at […]

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Auckland City Centre – Guide for Backpackers

The City of Sails, volcanos and parks! As New Zealand does everything […]

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Coromandel – Guide for Backpackers

Brilliant beaches to marvellous mountains. The Coromandel in a 85km long peninsula […]

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Tasman and Golden Bay – Guide for Backpackers

Your Abel Tasman Adventure starts here. This has to be on every backpackers’ […]

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Nelson Lakes National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The Southern Alps starts here! This adventure playground, covering 102000ha, has mountain […]

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Lake Tekapo – Guide for Backpackers

Stunningly Scenic in the day and Starry at night. Part of the […]

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Marlborough – Guide for Backpackers

Wine, wildlife and WONDROUS landscapes. Is wine and sun your favourite combination? […]

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Ruapehu – Guide for Backpackers

Be an Explorer of volcanoes! Volcanoes and a rugged landscape are what make […]

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Nelson – Guide for Backpackers

A place in the sun. New Zealand’s sunniest city, Nelson gets the […]

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West Coast – Guide for Backpackers

The Wild West Coast! Welcome to New Zealand’s emptiest region. Not many […]

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Glacier Country – Guide for Backpackers

Explore the ice! Located on the wild West Coast of the South […]

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The 7 Worst Questions to be Asked When You Come Back From a Trip

We all get them. Time for us to all empathise with a TOP […]

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Waiheke Island – Guide for Backpackers

Wine sipping and wind surfing in Waiheke. Drink wine, explore, lazy on […]

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Chatham Islands – Guide for Backpackers

Get ridiculously far off the beaten track! New Zealand’s 4th populated island […]

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Northland – Guide for Backpackers

Sand gets everywhere! “The winterless north”, long stretching sandy beaches, clear sea: […]

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Bay of Islands – Guide for Backpackers

The adventure is on the water! 144 islands await to be explored […]

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Taranaki – Guide for Backpackers

Take a trip to Taranaki! Where can you ski on the mountains […]

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Egmont National Park – Guide for Backpackers

New Zealand’s most circular national park. Gracefully shaped, Mt Taranaki / Mt […]

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Wellington City – Guide for Backpackers

Compact and creative capital city. Every backpacker passes through Wellington at some […]

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Auckland North Shore – Guide for Backpackers

A 10 minute getaway from Auckland central. Ever heard the phrase “it’s […]

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Auckland Hauraki Gulf – Guide for Backpackers

Fantastic day trips from Auckland! 50 islands are dotted around the Hauraki […]

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Catlins – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do and sights to see in the Catlins. Tucked away […]

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Southland – Guide for Backpackers

What to do and where to visit in the south of the […]

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Otago – Guide for Backpackers

Guide to Central Otago and Coastal Otago. There has never been a […]

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Christchurch City – Guide for Backpackers

A city of shopping, arts and sandy shores. Christchurch is described as […]

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Fiordland National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Cruise the fiords and get harassed by a kea in Fiordland! Once again, […]

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East Cape – Guide for Backpackers

Go East And start your day before everyone else in the world! […]

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Whanganui National Park – Guide for Backpackers

A real insight to the New Zealand countryside. Made up of dense […]

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Tongariro National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Welcome to volcano country! The Tongariro National Park answers the “burning” question: […]

Lake Taupo – Guide for Backpackers

Rapids, hot pools, giant lakes: have a water adventure in Lake Taupo. […]

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Queenstown – Guide for Backpackers

A Guide to the “Adventure Capital of New Zealand”. Situated on the […]

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Bay of Plenty – Guide for Backpackers

Plenty of sand, sea and kiwifruits. The Bay of Plenty is a […]

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11 New Zealand Souvenirs for your Friends and Family

It’s time to redeem yourself! If you’ve left your friends and family […]

10 Fun Gifts to Bring Back from New Zealand

Maybe this list should be renamed “10 Tacky Gifts”… …but we all […]

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Rotorua – Guide for backpackers

Also known as “Rotovegas” by the locals, the town is a mix […]

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Waitomo – Guide for backpackers

Above ground Waitomo is exciting, but underground it is the most visited […]

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Other countries with a working holiday scheme

Where to next? The working holiday visa is an amazing opportunity for […]

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6 tropical paradises to visit when you are in New Zealand

Need an escape from your escape to New Zealand? Trade your working […]

5 countries easy to visit when you are in New Zealand

No doubt your journey to New Zealand for your working holiday is […]

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Canterbury – Guide for Backpackers

Stretching down the east coast of the South Island, Canterbury is made […]

Dunedin – Guide For Backpackers

A vibrant university city, Dunedin is the second largest city in the […]

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Hawke’s Bay – Guide for Backpackers

Golden landscape, golden sun and gold-medal wine! Known for its wine, Hawke’s […]

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Stewart Island – Guide for Backpackers

What? New Zealand has a third island? Stewart Island is the most […]

Wanaka – Guide for Backpackers

What’s a backpacker to do in the beautiful Wanaka? The autumn leaves […]

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Waikato – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Waikato. Behind picturesque green scenery and soft hills, […]

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