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On a working holiday visa or just a visitor visa, find here all the info you need about your backpacking experience in New Zealand.

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11 Bloggers Share Their Favourite Place in New Zealand

What full-time travellers like about New Zealand. New Zealand is often described […]

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Should You Travel the North Island or South Island?

North Island vs. South Island. Active volcanoes, bubbling mud pools, happening cities, […]

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13 Inspirational New Zealand Travel Blogs

… OR What we consider the Best New Zealand Bloggers It is […]

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21 Travel Gadgets for Your Gap Year in New Zealand

All those clever little things… You probably won’t know you need half […]

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New Zealand Gap Year: Use a Working Holiday Program or Do It Yourself?

DO you need a support service for your working holiday? So you […]

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How to Book a Cheap Flight to New Zealand

Save money on flight tickets to New Zealand. The start of your […]

Flight to New Zealand: Return Vs. Open Return Vs. One Way

Book your flight to NEw Zealand the smart way! This is where […]

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10 Breathtaking Photos of New Zealand

Through the camera lens of Ally McFarlane. New Zealand is a photographer’s dream. […]

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How to Choose a Good Pair of Hiking Boots

A backpacking essential! Hiking: there’s a lot of that to do in […]

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Which Airport to Arrive in New Zealand

New Zealand airports: where to fly to? All great adventures to New […]

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10 Reasons to Travel Alone in New Zealand

Travel solo like the brave so-and-so you are! If the only thing that […]

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9 Best Air New Zealand Safety Videos

Since when did airline safety get so hilarious? If there is one […]

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The Backpacker 12 Days of Christmas

Backpacker problems in the form of a Christmas carol! Christmas is an […]

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What to Pack for a Gap Year in New Zealand: Predeparture Checklist

The packing mission. The working holiday/gap year/backpacking mission: pack a year’s worth […]

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16 Airport Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel Forever

Airport: nailed it! Following our popular 18 Backpacker Hacks that Everyone Should […]

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Arriving in Auckland Airport, New Zealand

Welcome to New Zealand! After a long gruelling flight, you have finally […]

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Why New Zealand is the Best Backpacking Country

Yes, it really is! It might be a strong statement to make, […]

The Passenger Arrival Card

What does the passenger arrival card look like? Part of your in-flight […]

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Arrival Advice: Biosecurity and Customs in New Zealand

What to declare when arriving in New Zealand. Once you start exploring […]

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Arrival Advice: Passport Control and Immigration

Pass through immigration. After a lengthy flight to get to New Zealand, […]

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Visitor Visa: Do You Need a Visa to Visit New Zealand?

Holiday and travel in NEw Zealand on a visitor visa! Just because […]

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17 Lessons that Only Backpacking in New Zealand Can Teach You

The more you travel, the better you will understand life… and yourself. […]

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15 Backpacking Myths Busted!

Don’t believe the hype! Backpackers do some pretty strange things: some bond […]

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15 Amazing Rainbow Pictures Taken in New Zealand

The Shire under the rainbow. New Zealand is a pretty magical place. […]

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16 Classic Backpacker Problems

Backpacker problems: a step below first-world problems. Living out of a backpack, […]

Interview: This Year’s Most Inspirational Hikers in New Zealand

Hiking through Middle Earth with Nans and Taylor. A Frenchman and a Canadian […]

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10 Ways to Convince Your Parents to Let You Take a Gap Year in New Zealand

Time to leave your mum’s house. Are your folks finding it hard […]

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9 Ways to Convince Your Kids to Take a Gap Year in New Zealand

Get rid of your kids in 9 easy steps… Want your offspring […]

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14 Inspiring Movies That Will Get You Pumped to Travel

Travelling isn’t just something that happens in movies. If you are waiting […]

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How to Choose a Good Backpack

Travel tips 101: Pick the perfect backpack! So, you’ve decided to make […]

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The 12 Worst Travel Advice Ever

Don’t trust anyone! Thinking of travelling to a faraway land with naught but […]

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What Clothes to Pack to Travel in New Zealand

How to dress to backpack around New Zealand. Well, we don’t want to […]

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22 Inspirational Travel Quotes

Get inspired to travel! Need that little push to start travelling in New […]

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Disability and Backpacking in New Zealand

You’ll be surprised! With a great emphasis put on physically demanding things […]

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Backpack Vs Suitcase: Which should you take to New Zealand

“Backpacking” in New Zealand: it should be obvious from the name, right? […]

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Prepare for a Long Haul Flight

Your travels start with being squashed next to a stranger for several […]

How to get a working holiday visa?

A guide to get this famous working holiday visa. The working holiday […]

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Bringing pets into New Zealand

New Zealand has a fragile ecosystem that we work really hard to […]

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