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On a working holiday visa in New Zealand or simply travelling through the country on a budget, we have all the info you need to explore our stunning land without spending too much.

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BackpackerGuide.NZ is the ultimate New Zealand travel guide! Plan your trip to New Zealand with this free travel guide answering all your questions about living, working and travelling in New Zealand.
The perfect place to start is with our 30 Tips for Backpacking in New Zealand.
Backpackers and travellers come from all over the world to travel New Zealand and it has never been easier thanks to all our free advice from the New Zealand visa process all the way to all the New Zealand must-dos!
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Your trip through New Zealand will be paved of awesome people and activities. We have gathered all the info about transportation in New Zealand: bus networks, coach, car rental, campervans and more! We also give you practical advice on all activities available from a quiet bushwalk to the scariest jet boat ride of the country.
Our New Zealand guides will also cover a wide range of info about each area of New Zealand. And our accommodation section will come in handy when it will be time to choose the right budget accommodation.
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Whether you’re a family exploring New Zealand on a budget or a backpacker on a working holiday visa, we have all the New Zealand travel tips for staying on a budget. Plus, by listing New Zealand jobs, work advice and more, your working holiday in New Zealand will be a breeze to organise. Not only that, but don’t miss our practical advice on the New Zealand tax return, travel insurance, accommodation, job search and more!
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