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What are Pod Hostels (and Why You Have to Try Them in New Zealand)?

The New Zealand version of Capsule hostels. Hostels have just got a […]

20 Awesome Airbnb Rooms in New Zealand for Under $30

Stay with a local in Airbnb rooms in New Zealand! You want […]

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The 10 Biggest Cities in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Biggest cities. As well as having some of the most […]

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Top New Zealand Events in 2017

Sing, EAT, Race, Dance, DRINK, AND SPECTATE YOUR WAY THROUGH 2017. New Zealand […]

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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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Find the Rare Maui’s Dolphin

What is the Maui’s dolphin? Like the kiwi bird is a national […]

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The Best Mountain Biking Regions in New Zealand

Mountain biking in New Zealand. If you are ‘wheelie’ serious about mountain biking […]

Cecilia Lindqvist

The Best Surf Regions in New Zealand

Where to surf in New Zealand. More that 15,000km of coastline sits […]

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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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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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Hunting in New Zealand

Have you got game? Hunting in New Zealand is a way of […]

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What is the Difference Between Hop-on Hop-off and National Coach

Kiwi Experience Vs Stray Vs Intercity Vs Naked Bus. How are you […]

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Fishing in New Zealand

All you need to know about fishing in New Zealand. The world […]

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6 Resources to Find a Room to Rent in New Zealand

How to find a room to rent in New Zealand. It’s all […]

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10 Islands in New Zealand Every Backpacker Has to Explore

Explore the islands of New Zealand! New Zealand is known for its […]

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Voluntourism in New Zealand

Travel like you care! You’ve made the step to travel all the […]

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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 Does the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Network in New Zealand Work?

Flexible bus tours to experience the true New Zealand. Hop-on hop-off: it’s as […]

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10 Things You Can Only Do in New Zealand

It doesn’t get as unique as New Zealand! In this little corner of […]

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New Zealand’s Top Events for 2016

Eat, dance, race, drink and spectate your way through 2016. New Zealand knows […]

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10 Reasons to Volunteer During Your Gap Year

Make a difference and do something worthwhile! When you hear of volunteering on […]

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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 Free Campsites on the South Island

South Island splendour in free accommodation! Fall asleep under the darkest skies […]

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10 Free Campsites on the North Island

Sleep in the great outdoors… for free! The most rugged and raw […]

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11 Golden Rules of Camping in New Zealand

Be kind when you camp. Going camping in New Zealand? Lucky you! There’s […]

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Toll Roads in New Zealand

Where are the New Zealand toll roads? As a backpacker trying to […]

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The 24 Ski Fields in New Zealand

Where to ski, snowboard, telemark and cross country ski in New Zealand. […]

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What it is Like to Work on a New Zealand Ski Field

Ski Season jobs in New Zealand! Are you an experienced ski bum chasing […]

Casey Sykes

What’s the Right New Zealand Ski Field Job for You

Learn how to handle a shovel. The Kiwi lifestyle, awesome mountain terrain […]

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New Zealand’s 10 Largest Lakes

Spoiler alert: most of them are on the South Island. In New […]

Luke Wing

Seasonal Work in New Zealand’s Dairy Industry

Moo! Earning good money while experiencing the local culture is what most […]

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

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

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10 Great Bike Trails on the South Island

Trails for the peddling Enthusiast! So much scenery, so little time. The South […]

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10 Loneliest Lighthouses in New Zealand

Isolated on the edge of New Zealand… With more than 15000km of coastline, […]

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10 Great Bike Trails on the North Island

As much fun as you can have on two wheels! Well, we […]

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The Best Times and Locations to See the Southern Lights in New Zealand

The world’s most remarkable light show! New Zealand is known for a […]

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21 Crazy Rock Formations in New Zealand

You thought rocks were boring? Think Again! If you hadn’t noticed, landscapes […]

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10 Scary Places in New Zealand

The moments in New Zealand that will make your heart pound. New […]

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9 Great Winery Tours in New Zealand

Taste your way around New Zealand’s wineries. Making great wine is a […]

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Make the most of the New Zealand FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015

FIFA’s second largest tournament will start on the 30-May-2015 right here in […]

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7 City Hosts of the New Zealand FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015

Where will the U-20 world cup take you? FIFA’s second largest tournament […]

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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 […]

10 Places to Experience Maori Culture in New Zealand

Learn about Maori traditions in New Zealand. Hangi, hongi, haka, poi, whanau, […]

Maori Etiquette: What to do When Visiting a Marae

The Maori welcome ceremony. New Zealand’s Maori culture is yet another drawcard […]

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Tipping in New Zealand

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

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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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Is New Zealand Safe?

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

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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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15 Amazing Rainbow Pictures Taken in New Zealand

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

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Self-Contained Campervans in New Zealand

Renting a self-contained campervan. Camp wherever the hell you want in a […]

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Different Types of Campervans in New Zealand

Backpackers on the road. Such variety in a small country makes New […]

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16 Classic Backpacker Problems

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

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9 Tips to Prepare for a Multi-Day Hike in New Zealand

Prepare for the New Zealand wilderness. True wilderness is only discovered by […]

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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Wildlife Encounter in New Zealand

New Zealand’s animals, birds and marine life. Being an isolated country for […]

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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 […]

9 Reasons Why Charity Fundraising is an Awesome Backpacker Job

Make charity work part of your working holiday. Learning about yourself and […]

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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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Camping in New Zealand

The best way to experience the wilderness! Camping is the best way […]

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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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10 Things We Like About a Road Trip in New Zealand

Why take a road trip in New Zealand? Because it’s freakin’ awesome! […]

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Train Network in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Railway services. Are you a bit of a train fiend […]

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9 Newest and Weirdest Extreme Activities in New Zealand

Unique adrenalin activities Down Under. It’s no secret that New Zealand is […]

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

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

How to Drive in New Zealand

Driving rules in New Zealand. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for […]

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10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take in the North Island

The photos that everyone takes on the North Island. Well, there’s no […]

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10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take in the South Island

Photos that all the tourists take of the SOuth Island. Do you […]

5 Ways to Save a Kiwi Bird

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

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The South Island Scenic Routes

What routes to take on a South Island road trip. Road trips […]

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New Zealand is Middle Earth

No really, it is. Any “Ringer” or “Tolkienist” will be sad to […]

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step by Step

Road trip Down Under. Lots of backpackers decide to travel by car […]

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 3: The Paperwork

You’ve looked at it, tried it, now it’s time to sign for […]

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 2: Test Drive

You’ve looked at it, now it is time to try it! You […]

The Kiwi 12 Days of Christmas

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

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 1: Car Inspection

Backpacker car and backpacker road trip: it all starts with buying the […]

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11 Awesome Horse Treks in New Zealand

Have a Horsesome time! If Gandalf can use a horse to navigate […]

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What to do for Christmas in New Zealand

On the 12th Day of Christmas in New Zealand my true love […]

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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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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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Tax System in New Zealand: What is GST?

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

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20 Places Off the Beaten Track in the South Island

Escape those pesky tourists. Adventures are not adventures until you get off […]

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Find a Flat in New Zealand

How to find a house share. Flatting in New Zealand is like […]

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12 Things to do After Dark in New Zealand

Activities you can do at night in NZ. Some things are just […]

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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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The North Island Scenic State Highways

Time for a New Zealand road trip! So many different landscapes, so […]

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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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11 Epic Activities to do in New Zealand

Experience New Zealand like a boss. With magnificent landscapes and rare wildlife, […]

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7 Impressive Canyoning Locations in New Zealand

Adventure in extreme environments! A fun activity mixing an element of danger […]

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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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11 Stunning Backpacker Cruises in New Zealand

Just try and keep us out of the water! Staying out of […]

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8 Picture Perfect Bridges in New Zealand

New Zealand’s brilliant bridges! With so many hills in New Zealand, it […]

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5 Places to go Sailing in New Zealand

“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind.” – Webb […]

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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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7 Places to See the Famous Glowworms in New Zealand

Bright shiney maggots! If you fancy a starry night even on a […]

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Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in New Zealand

Where can backpackers spend NYE in New Zealand? So, you are in […]

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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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How to Prepare for a Great Walk in New Zealand

Plan your New Zealand Great Walk. The New Zealand Great Walks are […]

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12 Safe Driving Tips for New Zealand

Driving tips you should know in New Zealand. Hitting the road by […]

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15 Excellent Backpacker Jobs

What jobs can backpackers get in New Zealand? Armed with a working […]

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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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10 Meals Easy to Cook in a Hostel

Don’t be that guy who lives off noodles and toast… Cooking in […]

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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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Top 10 Flight of the Conchords’ Adverts for New Zealand

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

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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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20 Places Off the Beaten Track in the North Island

Discover something special away from the tourist crowds. The great thing about being […]

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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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Chatham Islands – Guide for Backpackers

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

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How to Extend Your Working Holiday Visa

Don’t let your gap year end just yet! Enjoying your working holiday […]

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How to Extend a Working Holiday Visa for UK Backpackers

Want to stay in New Zealand a little longer? If you are […]

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5 Brewery Tours in New Zealand

You’ve tasted it, now see how it’s made! Then taste it again. […]

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WWOOF vs HelpX

Find work for accommodation and meals. No, this article is not about […]

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Why Stay in a Hostel?

Because it’s better than on the streets! Everyone’s got to sleep, right? […]

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7 Ways to Take on New Zealand’s Glaciers

There’s more to exploring the glaciers than a heli tour! With the […]

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6 Ways to Work for Accommodation

A few hours of work a day keeps the rent bill away. […]

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6 Summer Festivals in New Zealand

Wild Music, wild food, wild balloons: New Zealand knows how to throw […]

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5 Winter Festivals in New Zealand

Winter is coming and so are some of the best parties of […]

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5 Places to Visit in Spring in New Zealand

Where to visit in Spring? It would be a crime not to […]

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New Zealand work tax system: work and pay your taxes!

The New Zealand tax system is incredibly easy to understand. While working […]

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Natural Wonders of New Zealand

Natural (but kind of freaky) wonders of New Zealand! Natural wonders are the […]

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5 Places to Visit in the Autumn in New Zealand

Where to visit in Autumn. There’s something quite addictive about looking at […]

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5 Places to Visit in Winter in New Zealand

Where do snowsporty types go for the ski season? New Zealand! Sure, the […]

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5 Places to Visit in Summer in New Zealand

Where to visit in Summer? Summertime is a time for celebration in […]

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The New Zealand Seasons and Climate

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

How to Volunteer for the Department of Conservation of New Zealand

Look after New Zealand’s wildlife and recreation. The famous New Zealand scenery […]

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12 Most Wonderful Waterfalls in New Zealand

Who doesn’t like a good waterfall? We don’t know why, but rapids […]

25 Awesome New Zealand Beers

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

9 Great Backpacker Bars in New Zealand

Backpacker-friendly bars in New Zealand. Got some spare time to fill on […]

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New Zealand’s Biggest Industries

3 huge industries in NZ. New Zealand’s got to make money. Considering how […]

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8 Wildlife Activities in New Zealand

What wildlife activities can you do in NZ? With a population of […]

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10 Funny Place Names in New Zealand

Funniest Place Names in NZ. Maoris and Europeans alike have clearly had […]

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Picking Seasons in New Zealand

The picking seasons and picking regions in New Zealand. A great way to […]

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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: […]

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22 Stunning Beaches in New Zealand

Beautiful beaches in New Zealand. With around 14000km of coastline, it was […]

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10 Places to Scuba Dive in New Zealand

What’s that? New Zealand is awesome underwater too? Divers are spoiled with […]

What is Kiwiana?

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

14 questions to ask before buying medical travel insurance

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

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7 Free Natural Hot Springs in New Zealand

Bathe in a hot spring for free! One awesome thing about being […]

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The 13 New Zealand National Parks

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

The Hobbit Location Guide

The Hobbit locations in New Zealand. The best thing about The Hobbit […]

The i-SITE

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

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5 Stargazing Sites in New Zealand

Southern hemisphere stargazing. Have you ever seen the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies […]

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22 Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

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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Where to See Kiwi Birds in New Zealand

See a real life kiwi! Considering kiwis are New Zealand’s national icon, […]

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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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Public Holidays in New Zealand

When doing a working holiday in New Zealand, it’s always handy to […]

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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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5 Best Places to Swim with Dolphins in New Zealand

A must-do in New Zealand is to swim with dolphins, where they […]

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7 Places to go White Water Rafting in New Zealand

Due to its mountainous terrain, New Zealand offers some outstanding white water […]

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16 Products of New Zealand

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

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13 Most Unique Backpacker Hostels in New Zealand

The weirdest places you’ll ever stay. Staying in a hostel in New […]

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Top 8 Water Sports Activities to do in New Zealand

There is a lot of water in New Zealand – a lot. If […]

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 New Zealand Souvenirs for your Friends and Family

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

11 Unique Accommodations in the North Island

The weirdest places to stay in New Zealand. Stay in weirdest and […]

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11 Mind Blowing Lakes in New Zealand

What’s that sound? It’s the sound of your mind blowing as you […]

Working Holiday Visa Online Application Guide – Part 3

Confirmation and payment. Welcome to the last leg of our walkthrough on […]

Working Holiday Visa Online Application Guide – Part 2

Lodging an application. Welcome back to our walkthrough on how to apply […]

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23 Lord of the Rings Locations You Can’t Miss in New Zealand

Where was The Lord of the Rings filmed in New Zealand? As […]

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11 Drinks You Have to Try in New Zealand

… Responsibly. The backpacker lifestyle or the ‘holiday’ part of your working […]

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10 Unique Accommodations in the South Island

Want to sleep in a shoe? A boot, a hobbit hole, a […]

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10 Best Places to See Seals in New Zealand

Why is New Zealand an awesome country for backpackers? Because of these […]

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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 […]

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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10 Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in New Zealand

New Zealand is a top destination for Southern Hemisphere skiing. While most […]

Working Holiday Visa Online Application Guide – Part 1

Registering on Immigration NZ website. If you already read our article on […]

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7 Places to Jet Boat in New Zealand

Calmly cruising down a river is just not the Kiwi way. In […]

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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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7 Epic Places to Bungy Jump in New Zealand

Take the leap! New Zealand is the birthplace of the bungy jump, […]

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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 […]

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10 Places to Surf on the North Island

With New Zealand being two relatively small islands, you are not too […]

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5 Places to Spot Whales in New Zealand

Spot the giants of the sea! There’s nothing like the rush of […]

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5 Places to Surf in the South Island

Ride the South Island’s waves! Delving into the waters of New Zealand’s […]

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5 Places to See The Southern Lights in New Zealand

Aurora Australis is known to light up New Zealand’s skies with green […]

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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8 Best Places to See Penguins in New Zealand

Penguins are awesome. Enough said. New Zealand gives you the rare opportunity […]

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Adrenalin Activities in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country on steroids. Everything done here is done […]

Ferry Between the North Island and South Island

A ferry ride between Wellington and Picton is the best way to […]

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Fly in New Zealand

Domestic flights are usually a cheap, quick and a convenient way to […]

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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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Guide to the 9 Great Walks of New Zealand

If you are going to go for a walk for 3-6 days, […]

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How to Live in a Hostel

As a top backpacker destination, New Zealand has a wide choice of […]

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Prepare for a Long Haul Flight

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

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Ski Season in New Zealand

That’s right, New Zealand has a ski season. The mountains are high […]

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What does a working holiday visa look like?

We receive this question almost on a daily basis. It’s as if […]

How to get a working holiday visa?

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

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The Lord of the Rings Location Guide

One of the most visually stunning movies of all time, The Lord […]

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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 […]

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The 9 Great Walks of New Zealand

Don’t settle for a good walk. Take a great walk! It’s difficult […]

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10 Activities You Can Do With a Disability in New Zealand

Awesome activities for people with a disability. The great thing about the […]

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12 Places to Tandem Skydive in New Zealand

Classic New Zealand adrenalin rush! How can you overload your senses in […]

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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10 “The Hobbit” Filming Locations You Can’t Miss!

So you call yourself a Hobbit fan? You can’t travel all the […]

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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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22 BIG things in New Zealand

The largest New Zealand sculptures! New Zealand may be a small country […]

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