Backpacker advice

On a working holiday visa or just visiting, find all the information you need about your backpacking experience in New Zealand. Loads of practical tips, plenty of inspirational articles, and an introduction to the Kiwi culture, these pages have all the advice you need throughout your trip.

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How to Transfer Money to Your New Zealand Bank Account

Transferring money from overseas to a New Zealand bank account. The trip […]

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30 Tips for Backpacking in New Zealand

Everything You need to know about Backpacking in New Zealand … New Zealand […]

What are Your Consumer Rights in New Zealand?

We all buy stuff. Despite trying to avoid it because we are […]

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10 Facts You Did Not Know About New Zealand’s Glaciers

Gotta love those glaciers! Thousands of tons of snowfall compacted over hundreds […]

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9 Ways to Meet People When Travelling Alone in New Zealand

How to meet people when travelling! “Just because you are travelling alone […]

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The Best (and Worst) Seafood to Eat When in New Zealand

Make good choices! Getting some classic New Zealand  fish and chips and […]

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Why is New Zealand so Fascinated with Kauri?

What’s the deal with this kauri tree? Travel up north of Auckland […]

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4 Super Rare Whales and Dolphins Seen in New Zealand

The rarest marine mammal sightings in New Zealand. It’s no secret that […]

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5 Traditional New Zealand Recipes

Traditional Kiwi recipes! Food is just another way, if not the most […]

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How to Photograph Aurora Australis (The Southern Lights)

capture the perfect photograph of the Auroras! Seeing the Aurora Australis is so […]

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11 Life Hacks to Make Travelling in New Zealand So Much Easier

All those little life hacks for travelling New Zealand. Our favourite type of […]

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15 Ways to Cut Down Your Expenses So You Can Afford to Travel

Even you can afford to traveL! I wise man once said: “Travel […]

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How to Save Money for a Gap Year in New Zealand

Afford to take a gap year abroad! What’s stopping most people from […]

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What is the Cost of Backpacking in New Zealand?

All those expenses to consider for your big trip. We all need […]

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10 Ways to Not Look Like a Tourist in New Zealand

Put the selfie stick away! Kiwi are a fascinating species in New Zealand […]

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What is the Cost of a Working Holiday in New Zealand?

How much will your New Zealand gap year cost? Dreaming of travelling […]

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28 Travel Gifts for Any Backpacker

The perfect gift for a Gap Year! What do you get for the […]

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TV Channels in New Zealand

What’s on the box? You didn’t come all the way to New […]

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Why Every Backpacker in New Zealand Should Cook With Kumara

Sweet as Sweet potatoes! New Zealanders love their sweet potatoes, or as […]

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Why New Zealand hates possums

“One of the greatest threats to our natural environment.” Something that shocks […]

Backpacker’s Guide to the Maori Language: te reo Maori

Kia Ora! New Zealand has three official languages: English, New Zealand sign […]

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Can a Girl Travel Alone in New Zealand?

Your best travel partner is you! When browsing the world wide web on […]

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The Maori Culture in New Zealand

Traditions meet contemporary life in this fascinating New Zealand culture. During your […]

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The Maori History in New Zealand

The history of Aotearoa New Zealand has a shorter human history than […]

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8 Fun Ways to Document Your Travels in New Zealand

How will you remember your gap year? Prepare for the busiest trip […]

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Duty Free Shopping in New Zealand

Grab a bargain! We’re backpackers. We can’t resist a bargain! So if […]

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7 Ways to Protect New Zealand’s Lakes and Rivers

Keep New Zealand’s lakes and rivers clean. 3,820 lakes are scattered across […]

10 Ways to Protect the Ocean when Backpacking

Simple ways to save the sea. Whether you like dipping into it […]

10 Ways to Protect New Zealand’s Forests

Tree hugging in New Zealand. You’ll hear the phrase “bush walk” a […]

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Be Green When Backpacking in New Zealand

Eco-friendly travelling! New Zealand is environment-conscious. As a nuclear-free country, New Zealand […]

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Outlet Shopping in New Zealand: Grab a Bargain!

Shopping with a backpacker budget. So, you are backpacking around New Zealand or […]

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12 Travel Apps You Need to Have When Backpacking in New Zealand

Solve your problem with an app! Your handiest gadget when travelling abroad […]

5 Ways to Save a Kiwi Bird

You can help protect kiwi too! Not only are kiwi birds unique […]

Saving Smaug the Kiwi Bird

Releasing a Kiwi bird into the wild! Seeing a kiwi bird is […]

The Kiwi 12 Days of Christmas

Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas! So, you’re backpacking in New Zealand during […]

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17 Unique New Zealand Foods

Food, glorious food! Nothing beats a cultural experience than tasting the local […]

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9 Celebrities from New Zealand

Small country: big stars! With only 4 million people in New Zealand, it […]

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10 Businesses that are Putting New Zealand on the Map

What? That comes from New Zealand? There is this on-going joke about […]

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11 Backpacker Tips to Save Money on Food

How to save money on groceries. Compared to some other countries, food […]

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Top 10 Flight of the Conchords’ Adverts for New Zealand

New Zealand… It has a band. Forget The Lord of the Rings, we […]

25 Awesome New Zealand Beers

New Zealand loves beer. The country is a beer making nation with […]

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18 Backpacker Hacks That Everyone Should Know

Tips and tricks for travelling in New Zealand Here is a collection of […]

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New Zealand’s Firsts

What did New Zealand do first? Despite being the newest populated country, […]

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10 Things You Did Not Know About New Zealand

Random facts about New Zealand. Whether you are preparing a trip and want […]

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New Zealand in Numbers

Facts and Figures about New Zealand New Zealand is a land of firsts: […]

What is Kiwiana?

No, it is not a female kiwi. The question that is on […]

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The 13 New Zealand National Parks

Visit the most beautiful parts of New Zealand or even the world? […]

What is The Difference Between Rugby League and Rugby Union?

The All blacks and the Kiwis are both national New Zealand rugby […]

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12 Movies Shot In New Zealand

It wasn’t just The Lord of the Rings that was filmed in […]

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Talk like a New Zealander / Talk like a Kiwi

Once you leave the hostels, chances are you will bump into a […]

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Backpackers’ Food Shopping List: 10 Must Have Food Items

We all know it’s fun to eat but not so much if […]

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16 Products of New Zealand

When doing a working holiday in New Zealand there is no better […]

11 Ways to Save Money and Stretch those Dollars Further

Make the most of this precious gold! With so many fun adrenalin-pumping […]

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11 Animals and Birds Unique to New Zealand

New Zealand’s weird and wonderful wildlife! New Zealand was an island free […]

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Food Shopping in New Zealand

Everyone’s got to eat. When backpacking in New Zealand, it’s cheaper to […]

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The DoC, Department of Conservation in New Zealand

What’s up, DoC? New Zealand’s Department of Conservation, more commonly known as […]

Who are the People on the New Zealand Banknotes?

Who is this guy on my money?! Knowing who is on the […]

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