Essentials

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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Medical and Travel Insurance for New Zealand

How to pick the best cover for your trip to New Zealand? […]

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8 Reasons to Choose a Prepay Phone Plan in New Zealand

The best phone plan for a gap year in New Zealand When […]

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What are the Best Phone Networks in New Zealand

Select the best phone network for your New Zealand gap year If […]

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Cellphone Networks in New Zealand

What are your mobile phone Network options in New Zealand? Staying connected […]

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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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Sending Mail Overseas from New Zealand

Sending parcels home from your awesome gap year. So it is Christmas-time […]

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Health Tips For Travelling in New Zealand

Tips for the health-conscious traveller. Don’t let something silly like “poor health” […]

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Care Packages: Restrictions on Imports and Courier Packages into New Zealand

Receive presents from home! When you are away from home for a year, […]

How to Get an ID Card in New Zealand

The Hospitality New Zealand 18+ Card. Do you get an overwhelming feeling of […]

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Tipping in New Zealand

Should you tip people or expect tips for services in New Zealand? […]

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Is New Zealand Safe?

Keep safe when travelling in New Zealand. Good news! New Zealand is […]

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Converting Your Driver License into a New Zealand Driver License

Get your New Zealand driver license. To be able to drive on […]

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6 Reasons to Get Medical and Travel Insurance

Insurance: we don’t like it but we got to have it. We […]

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Useful Links for a Working Holiday and Backpacking in New Zealand

Websites You need to know about in New Zealand Apart from Backpacker […]

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Tax System in New Zealand: What is GST?

Help New Zealand be awesome by paying everyday tax on goods and […]

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What ID is Valid for Buying Alcohol in New Zealand?

Avoid the unintentional sober nights. 150+ breweries and 700 wineries, alcoholic beverages […]

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How to get Internet and WiFi in New Zealand

Stay connected in New Zealand. With so much epic scenery, wildlife, and […]

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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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The New Zealand Seasons and Climate

What are the seasons and climate like in New Zealand? “4 seasons […]

14 questions to ask before buying medical travel insurance

Having proper medical and travel insurance is mandatory when holding a working […]

The i-SITE

New Zealand’s visitor information centres. With more than 80 i-SITEs in New Zealand, […]

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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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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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