Activities

Thousands of activities in New Zealand await! In the country that invented bungy jumping, jet boating and general awesomeness, you are bound to find one that excites your senses. Jump on board and explore the best of New Zealand!

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

What to do in Rotorua at night? There are many awesome things […]

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15 Free or Cheap Things to do in Queenstown

What to do in Rotorua at night? There are many awesome things […]

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15 Free or Cheap Things to do in Auckland

What to do in Rotorua at night? There are many awesome things […]

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

What to do in Rotorua at night? There are many awesome things […]

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11 Free or Cheap Things to do in Rotorua

What to do in Rotorua at night? There are many awesome things […]

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5 Places to See The Southern Lights in New Zealand

What to do in Rotorua at night? There are many awesome things […]

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10 Things to Do in Rotorua at Night

What to do in Rotorua at night? There are many awesome things […]

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5 Cromwell Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Cromwell! Whether you’re passing through the Central […]

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10 Central Otago Must-Dos

Things you Can’t miss in Central otago! Central Otago is on most […]

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10 Things to Do in Queenstown at Night

What to do in Queenstown at night? Queenstown has a lot to […]

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10 Things to Do in Christchurch at Night

What to do in christchurch at night? Christchurch is known for being […]

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10 Things to Do in Auckland at Night

What to do at night in Auckland? Probably the most vibrant place […]

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5 Methven Must-Dos

Things you Can’t miss in Methven! In winter, Methven is a bustling […]

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11 Things to Do in Matamata (That Doesn’t Involve Hobbits)

What to do in Matamata New Zealand Let’s be honest. You’re here […]

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10 Damn Good Things to Do in Cromwell

What to do in Cromwell? Only 50 minutes from Queenstown, the little […]

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5 Aoraki Mt Cook Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park! Mt […]

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10 Nelson Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Nelson! Surrounded by three national parks, Nelson […]

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10 Things to Do in Taupo at Night

What to do at night in Taupo. The adventures in Taupo don’t […]

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10 Rotorua Must-Dos

The things you can’t miss in Rotorua! Not many people come to […]

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5 Greymouth Must-Dos

Things you Can’t miss in Greymouth! As the biggest hub on the […]

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5 Must-Dos in the Abel Tasman National Park

Things you can’t miss in the Abel Tasman National Park! The Abel […]

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5 Invercargill Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Invercargill! You’ve made it THIS far south?! […]

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10 Wanaka Must-Dos

Things you Can’t miss in Wanaka! Wanaka is fast becoming a top […]

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5 Te Anau Must-Dos

Things you Can’t miss in Te Anau! Let’s be honest. Most of […]

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5 Milford Sound Must-Dos

Things to you Can’t miss in Milford Sound! The “Eighth Wonder of […]

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10 Christchurch Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Christchurch! Welcome to Christchurch! It’s the South […]

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10 Must-Dos in the Fiordland National Park

Things you can’t miss in the Fiordland National Park! Covering 12,607 km², Fiordland […]

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5 Gore Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Gore! If you ever needed the prime […]

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5 Oamaru Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Oamaru town! Oamaru is one of the […]

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10 Tongariro National Park Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in the Tongariro National Park! New Zealand’s first […]

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10 Auckland Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Auckland! What do you do in New […]

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11 Things to Do in Dunedin on a Rainy Day

What to do when it’s raining in Dunedin. It rains sometimes in […]

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5 Hokitika Must-Dos

What are the unmissable things to do in Hokitika? Situated on the […]

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10 New Plymouth Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in New Plymouth! New Plymouth is one of […]

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5 Fox Glacier Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Fox Glacier! When hitting the West Coast […]

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5 Franz Josef Glacier Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Franz Josef Glacier! If travelling the wild […]

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5 Marlborough Sounds Must-Dos

Things you Can’t miss in the Marlborough Sounds! When you  see the […]

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7 Wonderful Walks on Waiheke Island

Hikes and walks on Waiheke! Tie up your hiking boots (Ok, so […]

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10 Must-Dos in The Catlins

Things you Can’t miss in The Catlins! The Catlins Coast, the South […]

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5 Waiheke Island Must-Dos

Things you Can’t miss in Waiheke Island! If there’s one Auckland city […]

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9 Glorious Things to Do on Waiheke Island

What to do on Waiheke Island? One of the top day trips […]

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9 Tips For Seriously Good Southern Lights Viewings

See the Southern Lights in New Zealand! Many of you will have […]

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5 Stewart Island Must-Dos

Things you Can’t miss in Stewart Island! If you’re thinking of heading […]

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5 Lake Tekapo Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Lake Tekapo! Thanks to its awe-inspiring scenery, […]

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5 Fun Things to Do at Goat Island Marine Reserve

Make the most out of Goat Island! New Zealand’s first and most […]

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9 Unmissable Things to Do in Lake Tekapo

What to do in Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo is on almost everybody’s […]

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10 Incredible Things to Do on Stewart Island

What to do in Stewart Island. You haven’t fully explored New Zealand […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in the Abel Tasman National Park

Awesome Activities in Abel Tasman! Golden sand beaches, lush native forest, marine […]

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10 Alternative Things To Do in Auckland

Done it all before? What about these? Auckland is the biggest hub […]

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5 Top Wildlife Activities in Kaikoura

Things to do in Kaikoura with wildife. Kaikoura is the marine mammal […]

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15 Seriously Romantic Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in New Zealand

What to do for New Zealand Valentine’s Day. So it’s Valentine’s Day. […]

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15 Best Presents for Travellers

Presents that are ideal for travellers! Got an intrepid someone in your […]

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20 Awesome Places to Visit in Rotorua

Where to visit in Rotorua. Never underestimate Rotorua. There’s so much to […]

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Where to Find Penguins in New Zealand

The best places to see penguins in NEw Zealand. Yes, New Zealand […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in New Zealand for Backpackers

The must-do activities for backpackers in new Zealand. New Zealand is the […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in New Zealand

Those must-do experiences in New Zealand. Wow, where to begin? New Zealand […]

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Where to Find Black Sand Beaches in Auckland

See Auckland’s black sand beaches! One of New Zealand’s many beautiful landscapes […]

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10 Unique Beaches in New Zealand

What are the most unique beaches in New Zealand? New Zealand has […]

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Mountain Biking in New Zealand: A Complete Guide

Everything you need to know about mountain biking in New Zealand. Seeing […]

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10 Seriously Spooky and Haunted Places in New Zealand

spooky and Haunted Places in New Zealand. Like everywhere in the world, […]

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10 NYE Events in New Zealand You Can’t Miss!

Where to celebrate NYE in New Zealand? You’re leaving the year in […]

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The Complete Guide to the Paparoa Track

Everything you need to know about the Paparoa Track! New Zealand’s newest […]

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A Practical Guide to the Milford Track

Everything you need to know about the Milford Track! A 3-day 53.5km […]

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The Biggest Party Cities in New Zealand

Where to party in New Zealand! A gap year in New Zealand […]

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12 Awesome Alternatives to the New Zealand Great Walks

What multi-day hikes are there other than the New Zealand Great walks? […]

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12 Free Multi-Day Hikes in New Zealand

Which multi-day hikes in New Zealand have free accommodation? So you’ve heard […]

Multi-Day Backpacking Trips in New Zealand: A Complete Guide

What to expect from a multi-day backpacking trip in New Zealand. You […]

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Te Urewera Rainforest Route: 9 Epic Stops!

Sights you can’t miss on the Te Urewera Rainforest Route. Travel from […]

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8 Walks in Northern Hawke’s Bay You Can’t Miss

Top walks in Wairoa, Lake Waikaremoana, Morere and Mahia. There’s nothing quite […]

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17 Stunning Lake Waikaremoana Walks

Walks at Lake Waikaremoana you can’t miss! You’ve made it to the […]

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11 Mahia Peninsula Must-Dos

Things to do on the Mahia Peninsula. When doing an east coast […]

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Top 10 Natural Attractions in Hawke’s Bay

Natural attractions in Hawke’s Bay you Can’t miss! With a mix of […]

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Opotiki to Gisborne via The Waioeka Gorge: 8 Epic Stops!

Stops you can’t miss in the Waioeka Gorge! Eastland is not just […]

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10 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Gisborne

Free things to do in Gisborne! You don’t have to blow a […]

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14 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Nelson

Find the free things to do in Nelson! We’re backpackers. We’re cheap. […]

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Top New Zealand Events in 2018

party, drink, eat, dress up and spectate your way through 2018 in […]

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11 Nelson Art Galleries That Will Inspire You

Nelson art galleries you can’t miss! Nelson might be famous for its […]

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Where to Find Lupins in New Zealand

Where to photograph those luscious lupins in new Zealand! During the Southern […]

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19 Epic Natural Attractions in Golden Bay

Natural attractions in Golden Bay that will blow your mind! Over the […]

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10 Craft Breweries in Nelson You Have to Try

Craft beer in Nelson. The Nelson region produces all of New Zealand’s […]

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Cheap Eats in Nelson

Where to find some affordable restaurants in Nelson. Well, this is not […]

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23 Nelson Wineries on the Nelson Wine Trail

Where to find the Nelson vineyards. There are many reasons to love […]

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15 Things to Do in Nelson City

What to do in Nelson City. In a city that is wedged […]

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Top 10 Natural Attractions in Marlborough

Experience Marlborough’s natural attractions. Secluded bays, 1,500km of coastline, rugged islands, mountainous […]

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10 Awesome Activities in the Marlborough Sounds

Things to do in the Marlborough Sounds. Covering one-fifth of New Zealand’s […]

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Mountain Biking in Marlborough

Ride the Mountain bike trails in Marlborough! If you are “wheelie” into […]

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10 Marlborough Must-Dos

The Must do Activities in Marlborough! Welcome to the sunny side of […]

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15 Opotiki Walks You Can’t Miss!

Walks near Opotiki and the Waioeka Gorge. When exploring the Bay of […]

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9 Pacific Coast Highway Walks You Can’t Miss

Walks along the Pacific Coast Highway. The Pacific Coast Highway, State Highway […]

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10 Gisborne Walks You Can’t Miss

Awesome Walking tracks in Gisborne. If you can come out to Eastland […]

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10 Milford Sound Walks You Can’t Miss

The top walks in Milford Sound! Yep, there’s more to Milford Sound […]

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Cheap Eats in Christchurch

Where to get cheap food in Christchurch? We know the cheapest way […]

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10 Awesome Things to do in Kerikeri

Kerikeri activities you can’t miss! There’s no such thing as being stuck […]

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10 Must-Dos in the Bay of Islands

Things you Can’t miss in the Bay of Islands! Beautiful beaches, pristine […]

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7 Water Activities in the Bay of Islands

Get out on the water in the Bay of Islands! Since the […]

12 Things to Do in the Bay of Islands on a Rainy Day

Rainy Day activities in the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands […]

12 Paihia Must-Dos

Things You Can’t Miss in Paihia! You are utterly and undoubtedly spoiled […]

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Ski Season in New Zealand: North Island or South Island?

Should you spend the New Zealand ski season in the North Island […]

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Cheap Eats in Queenstown

Where to find cheap food in Queenstown. The tourist hotspot of Queenstown […]

Cheap Eats in Wellington

Where to get a cheap meal in Wellington. We know, we know, […]

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Cheap Eats in Auckland

Where to get cheap food in Auckland. We know, the best way […]

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Cheap Eats in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui

WHERE TO GET A CHEAP MEAL IN Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. The […]

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10 Free and Cheap Things to do in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui

Free activities in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. The Bay of Plenty hub is […]

13 Things to do in Taupo on a Rainy Day

What to do on a rainy day in Taupo. Sometimes it rains […]

Cheap Eats in Taupo

Where to get a cheap meal in Taupo. Although we always encourage […]

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11 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Queenstown

Rainy day activities in Queenstown. In a country as rich in forests […]

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10 Free or Cheap Things To Do in New Brighton

Things to do in New Brighton on a backpacker budget. The seaside […]

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10 Free or Cheap Things to do in Stewart Island

Free things to do on Stewart Island (and a few cheap things […]

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10 Queenstown Must-Dos

Must dos in Queenstown. Queenstown: the Adventure Capital of New Zealand. With […]

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10 Reasons Why Haast has World Heritage Status

Why visit the World Heritage Area of Haast? As the last (or […]

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10 Super Cheap Backpacker Food Deals in New Zealand

Where to find cheap food deals in New Zealand. Let’s be honest, […]

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26 Awesome Hikes Around Palmerston North

Walks in and around Palmerston North. If you like using your own […]

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10 Free Glowworm Caves in New Zealand

Where to see glowworms for free! New Zealand’s most interesting maggots are […]

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Mountain Biking in Reefton

‘Wheelie’ awesome rides in Reefton! Reefton: first of all, you might think: […]

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15 Stops You Can’t Miss on the Road to Milford Sound

Essential pit stops on the Milford Sound Road The Road to Milford […]

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10 Blenheim Must-Dos

Things to do in Blenheim. In the heart of New Zealand’s largest […]

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The Best Places to Watch Rugby in New Zealand

Where to watch rugby in New Zealand. That oval ball means a […]

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Lord of the Rings Locations in Queenstown

Guide to the Lord of the Rings in Queenstown. Isengard, Rohan, Lothlorien, […]

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Where to Get a Tattoo in New Zealand?

What is the best place to get ink during your New Zealand […]

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17 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Auckland

How to make the most of a rainy day in Auckland. Bossing […]

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10 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Wanaka

Free things to do in Wanaka (and some cheap stuff as well). […]

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Guide to The Lord of the Rings in Wellington

the Wellington filming locations for The Lord of the Rings. In the […]

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Guide to Wellington Nightlife

great nights out in Wellington! In New Zealand’s cool little capital, one […]

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Guide to Queenstown Nightlife

Pubs, clubs, ice bars and bar crawls in Queenstown. Aside from being […]

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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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10 Hikes Around Lake Brunner

Lake Brunner walks Hidden behind the allure of the rugged West Coast […]

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Guide to the Whanganui Journey

Everything you need to know about the Whanganui Great Walk! Paddle your […]

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10 Tips to Find Greenstone in Hokitika

How to find greenstone in Hokitika. Hokitika is world famous for its […]

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15 Awesome Things to Do in Reefton

Activities you have to try in Reefton! Reefton is an intriguing town. This […]

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12 Things to do in Westport on a Rainy Day

How to boss a Rainy Day in Westport! Don’t let the rain […]

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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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6 Towns You Can’t Miss in South Taranaki

The towns to visit on your South Taranaki Road trip! A road […]

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10 Free or Cheap Things to do in Hamilton

Things to do in Hamilton on a backpacker Budget. Built along the […]

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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 […]

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11 Things to Do in Wellington on a Rainy Day

Rainy day activities in Wellington. What can we say? It’s Wellington. It […]

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12 Awesome Hikes in Picton

Explore Picton on foot! With sensational views over the Marlborough Sounds, native […]

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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 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Wanganui

Enjoy Wanganui on A budget! Sometimes people forget that Wanganui is on […]

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8 Cultural Experiences in Auckland

Where to find cultural experiences in Auckland. What great city is a […]

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15 Free Things to Do in Waitomo

Explore the Waitomo area on a budget! With caving, abseiling, black water […]

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12 Free and Cheap Things to do in Manawatu

Enjoy Manawatu on a budget! Fancy a healthy mix of forests, farms […]

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How to get to the Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake in Winter

Ski down from the volcanic crater lake! A serene volcanic lake on […]

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10 Free or Cheap Things to do in New Plymouth

New Plymouth on a budget! New Plymouth is the place to be […]

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10 Must-Dos in Raglan

Things to do in Raglan. For any backpacker looking for a true […]

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8 Adrenalin Activities in Auckland

Get your Auckland adrenalin fix! In the world’s most adrenalin-filled country it […]

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16 Awesome Hikes in The Coromandel

Coromandel hikes you can’t miss! Want to explore New Zealand’s most epic […]

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15 Coromandel Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in the Coromandel! If the Coromandel has any […]

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Walking on Private Property: Walking Rights and Responsibilities

Where you can and cannot walk in New Zealand. New Zealand is […]

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Mountain Biking in Auckland

The ‘wheelie’ best rides in Auckland. What? A city has something to […]

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Where to Buy Cheap Ski and Snowboard Gear in New Zealand

How to find free or cheap ski or snowboard gear. The Southern […]

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City Cycling Rules in New Zealand

Don’t be a psychopath, use the cycle path! Ahh, the quiet New […]

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5 Insane Geothermal Parks in New Zealand You Won’t Believe Exist

Must-visit geothermal parks in New Zealand. New Zealand is literally a hotbed […]

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10 Free or Cheap Things to do in Invercargill

How to enjoy Invercargill on a budget. Discover the secrets of the […]

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7 Whale and Dolphin Species to See in Auckland

Whales and dolphins in Auckland to look out for. Some of the […]

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Mountain Biking in the Catlins and Clutha District

Step it up a “gear” in the CLutha and Catlins district! Glide […]

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5 Auckland Road Trips You Can’t Miss

Take an Auckland road trip! Sailing, surfing and city life: that’s generally […]

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10 Hikes in the Catlins and Clutha District

Trek your way through the catlins and clutha! Lakes, waterfalls, gold trails, […]

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What is Anzac Day?

The New Zealand day of remembrance. On the lead up to April 25, […]

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10 Beautiful Beaches in Hawke’s Bay

Sandy scenery in the Hawke’s Bay region. Every good bay has to […]

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10 Wonderful Walks in Hawke’s Bay

Hikes and walks in Hawke’s Bay. From the Art Deco streets of Napier […]

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Hunting in New Zealand

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

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12 Super Scenic Cycle Trails in Otago

Which bike trails to try in Otago. Snow-capped mountains, lakes, river gorges, […]

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10 Must-Do Hikes Around Mt Cook

Aoraki Mt Cook and surrounds’ best hikes! As the highest mountain in […]

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Fishing in New Zealand

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

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11 Stunning Sights Seen From a Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Sound’s natural attractions! Drift through one of the stupidly scenic locations, […]

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Mountain Biking in Southland

Don’t be a “cycle”path, take a cycle path in Southland! Just you, […]

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13 Things to Do in a Hostel on a Rainy Day

Rain: at least it’s good for the plants. You are not a […]

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Guide to Milford Sound and the Milford Road

I feel pretty, oh so pretty! If you want mind-blowing eyeball-popping tear-inducing […]

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Guide to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Simply walk into Mordor… The forces of the earth can be seen […]

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Mountain Biking in Hawke’s Bay

“tyred” of the same old bike trails? All bad puns aside, Hawke’s […]

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10 Things to Do In and Around Gore

What to do in the brown Trout capital. We bet you never […]

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10 Things We Love About Akaroa

Things to do in Akaroa! Dolphins, seals, penguins, big hikes, small hikes […]

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5 Best Beaches for Snorkelling in Auckland

Auckland’s five marine reserves. Think of New Zealand’s marine reserves as national […]

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10 Natural Attractions to See in Eastland

Natural (and free) things to do in Eastland. Nature has packed a […]

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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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10 Must-Dos on the Kapiti Coast

Things to do in Kapiti, Wellington! If you want a super relaxed […]

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18 Amazing Attractions You Can’t Miss in The Catlins

Did someone say waterfall? The Catlins Coast, nestled in the southeastern corner […]

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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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6 Essential Pitstops for Your South Canterbury Road Trip

Quirky South Canterbury towns worth stopping by! Away from the hustle and […]

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Guide to the Aotea Track on Great Barrier Island

An island adventure! Did you know there’s a multi-day walk in the […]

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What is Waitangi Day?

Waitangi Day: a historical New Zealand public holiday. On 6-February every year, […]

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5 Reasons to Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Step into history in the Bay of Islands. One of New Zealand’s most […]

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Mountain Biking in Dunedin

Have a “wheelie” great ride! Yes, Dunedin is yet another great location […]

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5 Incredible Multi-day Hikes in the Fiordland National Park

A hike into the heart of Fiordland. Arguably the wildest part of […]

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10 Must Dos In and Around Gisborne

Things you can’t miss in Gisborne. Every serious backpacker wanting to explore […]

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12 Must-Do Hikes on Great Barrier Island

Backpack through one of Auckland’s most stunning islands! Warm up in a […]

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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 Islands to Kayak to From Auckland

Paddle to these island sanctuaries! Little pieces of what looks like the […]

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10 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Auckland

The summer city! When is the best time to be in Auckland? […]

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8 Ways to Make the Most of Summer in Hawke’s Bay

Awesome things to do in Hawke’s Bay in Summer! Life in Hawke’s […]

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10 Free Natural Spots Near Rotorua

Bubbling mud, mysterious forests, colourful lakes, hot pools… it’s all here within […]

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The Two Dunedin Railways

Explore Otago by train! As soon as you lay eyes on the […]

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10 Hawke’s Bay Must-Dos

Have fun in between seasonal jobs. The region offers a huge amount […]

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6 Reasons Why Hokitika is Such a “Cool Little Town”

Plenty of reasons to love the beach town of Hokitika. Located almost […]

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5 Fun Things to Do Katikati

What does New Zealand’s mural town have to offer? Katikati is best […]

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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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8 Things to Do in Rotorua on a Rainy Day

Things to do in Rotorua when it’s raining. New Zealand’s geothermal hot spot […]

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10 Must-Dos in and Around Hanmer Springs

Views, history, snow and hot pools! From a beautiful alpine township to […]

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Outdoor Safety When Hiking in New Zealand

Walking in the wilderness! The “great outdoors” was practically invented in New […]

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7 Bizarre Sights in the Waitaki Valley

Features of the Vanished World Trail. Shark-toothed dolphins, whales, penguins and many […]

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10 Taupo Must-Dos

Things you can’t miss in Taupo. Fun, adrenalin, scenery and relaxation: you […]

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10 Features That Make The Coromandel Unique

Peninsula paradise! There is no better word to describe the Coromandel region […]

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10 Kaikoura Must-Dos

Where wildlife takes over! Kaikoura is best described as “where wildlife takes […]

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Mountain Biking in Whakatane

Some ‘whaking’ great rides! Who knew this coastal town on the North […]

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10 Damn Good Things to Do in Wairarapa

The great escape! Too often do backpackers drive right through Wairarapa without […]

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Mountain Biking in Nelson Tasman

Where to peddle in the Nelson Tasman region. Friendly locals, beautiful beaches, many sunshine […]

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10 Largest Lakes in New Zealand

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

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10 Underrated Places to Visit in Canterbury

The Hidden Gems of the Canterbury region. Stretched between snowcapped mountains and […]

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10 Wellington Must-Dos

What does the “coolest little capital” have to offer? Buzzing with life […]

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10 Reasons Why The Te Papa Museum is Simply Unmissable

Because learning is fun! Aside from the fact that the entry to […]

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The 3 Motu Trails: Bike Trails in Eastland & Bay of Plenty

Bike your way from sandy shores to deep in the wilderness. Pick […]

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13 Walks Around National Park Village & Whakapapa Village

Short hikes near Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu. When there is nothing around but […]

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Top 10 Natural Attractions in Auckland

Islands, beaches, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries. Auckland: a backpacker’s first stop for […]

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10 Reasons to Stop in Hokianga

Don’t miss some awesome things to do in Hokianga! Sea, sand and […]

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15 Places You Can’t Miss on the Forgotten World Highway

Rediscover New Zealand’s oldest heritage trail. How can you not be intrigued […]

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5 Walks You Have to Do in Stratford, Taranaki

Strolls in, around and all over Stratford. Stratford is known for its […]

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10 West Coast Must-Dos

things you can’t miss along the Wild West Coast! The long stretching […]

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6 Ways to Take On the Waitomo Caves

An unforgettable journey into the Underworld. Explore the underground of New Zealand […]

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Mountain Biking in Ruapehu

Bike the volcano country. A volcanic plateau, lush dense native forests, sub-alpine […]

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10 Nelson Tasman Must-Dos

LIFE’S A BEACH… Where the sea breeze is never too far away, […]

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5 Walks You Can’t Miss in South Taranaki

The paths less travelled in Taranaki. The walks in South Taranaki are […]

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How to Look After Your Snow Sports Gear

Maintain your ski and snowboard gear. You’re all kitted out with some […]

Tourism NZ

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 Golden Bay Must-Dos

“Rock” out in Golden Bay! The only way into Golden Bay over […]

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The Famous Lord of the Rings Filming Locations in Ruapehu

Real Middle Earth in Ruapehu. The jagged rocks, rugged plateaus and volcanoes, […]

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10 Taranaki Must-Dos

What are the best things to do in Taranaki? If you don’t […]

18 Places to Stop at on Taranaki’s Surf Highway 45

THE BEST STOPS ON THE SURF HIGHWAY. Any road called “Surf Highway”, is […]

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23 Unforgettable Walks in Hokitika

Wonder in the West Coast. Hokitika is a backpacker’s dream: 23 free […]

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New Zealand Events Calendar: What’s Going On?

New Zealand’s annual events. What’s happening in New Zealand? Well, you have […]

10 Great Bike Trails on the North Island

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

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6 Hikes You Have to Do in Egmont National Park!

Delve into the forests of Mt Taranaki! Egmont National Park, in the […]

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9 Places You Can’t Miss on the Matakana Coast

Road trip on the coast of Auckland. One of the great things […]

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10 Fun Things to do in Porirua

A quick city escape! Tucked alongside two harbours, parks and scenic reserves, Porirua […]

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8 Wonderful Walks in New Plymouth, Taranaki

Go for a stroll in Taranaki! We all know the feeling of […]

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8 Stellar Nightclubs in Auckland

Where to party in Auckland. One of life’s biggest questions is: where […]

10 Wonderful Walks Around Lake Taupo

Top hikes in the Taupo region. Putting one foot in front of […]

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Guide to Rangitoto Island and Motutapu Island

One of Auckland’s best day trips! Ironically, the youngest island on the […]

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10 Awesome Bike Trails Around Lake Taupo

Bike the great lake! Nothing gets the thighs burning like the cycling […]

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13 Eastland Must-Dos

The top things to do in the Eastland region! Eastland, also known […]

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7 Tips to Have a Great Time in Christchurch

Tips for backpackers in Christchuch! The city of Christchurch has found a […]

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20 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 for Backpackers

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

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Queenstown Winter Festival: A Quick Guide

Winter is here! Four nearby ski fields, heaps of backpackers, skiers and […]

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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13 Places to Experience Maori Culture in New Zealand

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

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The 10 Golden Picture Frames in Auckland

Picture perfect views in the Auckland region. Just in case you didn’t […]

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Maori Etiquette: What to do When Visiting a Marae

A Quick guide to visiting a Marae. New Zealand’s Maori culture is […]

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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 […]

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Wildlife Encounter in New Zealand: A Quick Guide to New Zealand Wildlife

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

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9 Newest and Weirdest Extreme Activities in New Zealand

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

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10 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Paihia

Free or cheap Activities in The Bay of Islands. With the stunning […]

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The Republic of Whangamomona

Whangamomona: not part of New Zealand. This quirky little town in the […]

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

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

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

Photos of the SOuth Island that you have to take! Do you […]

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New Zealand Infographic: New Zealand is Middle-earth

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

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11 Awesome Horse Treks in New Zealand

Have a Horsesome time in New Zealand! If Gandalf can use a […]

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What to do for Christmas in New Zealand

Christmas ideas for backpackers in New Zealand. On the 12th Day of […]

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20 Places Off the Beaten Track in the South Island

Find the hidden Gems of the SOuth Island. Adventures are not adventures […]

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13 Things to Do After Dark in New Zealand

Activities you can do at night in New Zealand. Some things are […]

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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

Where to go canyoning in New Zealand. A fun activity mixing an […]

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12 Stunning Backpacker Cruises in New Zealand

Backpacker cruises in NEw Zealand you can’t miss! Just try and keep […]

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10 Picture Perfect Bridges in New Zealand

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

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5 Stunning Places to go Sailing in New Zealand

Where to go sailing in New Zealand. “A sailor is an artist […]

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7 Places to See the Famous Glowworms in New Zealand

Bright shiny 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 Prepare for a Great Walk in New Zealand

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

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Guide to Auckland Nightlife

Auckland’s best bars and nightclubs. Backpackers have struck gold when it comes […]

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11 Awesome Bars in Auckland

Where to go for a drink in Auckland. Auckland is usually the […]

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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5 Damn Good Brewery Tours in New Zealand

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

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7 Ways to Take on New Zealand’s Glaciers

Awesome ways to see the glaciers in NEw Zealand That’s right, there’s […]

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5 Summer Festivals in New Zealand

Which summer festivals to check out in new zealand. Wild Music, wild […]

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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 in New Zealand? It would be a […]

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Natural Wonders of New Zealand

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

Tourism NZ

5 Places to Visit in Autumn in New Zealand

Where to visit in Autumn in NEw Zealand. There’s something quite addictive […]

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5 Places to Visit in Winter in New Zealand

Where to go in winter in New Zealand? New Zealand! Sure, the […]

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5 Places to Visit in Summer in New Zealand

Where to visit in Summer in New Zealand? Summertime is a time […]

12 Most Wonderful Waterfalls in New Zealand

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

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9 Great Backpacker Bars in New Zealand

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

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9 Incredible Wildlife Activities in New Zealand

What wildlife activities can you do in New Zealand? For rare and […]

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10 Funny Place Names in New Zealand

Funniest Place Names in New Zealand. Maoris and Europeans alike have clearly […]

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22 Stunning Beaches in New Zealand

Beautiful beaches in New Zealand. With around 14,000km of coastline, it was […]

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5 Awesome Bars in Wellington

Where to go for a drink in Wellington. Part of any city […]

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11 Places to Scuba Dive in New Zealand

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

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7 Free Natural Hot Springs in New Zealand

Bathe in a hot spring for free! Want to relax in one […]

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The Hobbit Location Guide

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

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5 Stargazing Sites in New Zealand

Where to go stargazing in nEw Zealand. Have you ever seen the […]

Tourism NZ

Where to See Kiwi Birds in New Zealand

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

Tourism NZ

5 Free Natural Hot Pools in Rotorua

Rotorua’s free natural hot springs. The intense geothermal activity in Rotorua means […]

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14 Free or Cheap Things to do in Wellington

Free or cheap Activities in Wellington. Whether you end up in Wellington […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Best Places to Swim with Dolphins in New Zealand

Where can you swim with dolphins in NEw Zealand? Not many experiences […]

7 Places to go White Water Rafting in New Zealand

Where to go white water rafting in New Zealand. Due to its […]

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Top 10 Water Sports Activities to do in New Zealand

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

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17 Free or Cheap Things to do in Dunedin

Enjoy the city of Dunedin on a budget! Rare wildlife, beautiful scenery, […]

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21 Mind Blowing Lakes in New Zealand

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

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14 Drinks You Have to Try in New Zealand

Drinks in New Zealand worth giving a go. The backpacker lifestyle or […]

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14 Free or Cheap Things to do in Christchurch

Free and cheap activities in Christchurch. Christchurch is a must-visit destination when […]

12 Free or Cheap Activities in Taupo

Free and cheap activities in Taupo. Love the great outdoors? Then you’ll […]

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14 Best Places to See Seals in New Zealand

Where to see seals in New Zealand. Why is New Zealand an […]

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10 Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in New Zealand

Where to ski and snowboard in New Zealand? New Zealand is a […]

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17 Places to Jet Boat in New Zealand

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

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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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9 Places to Surf on the North Island

Where to surf on the North Island. With New Zealand being two […]

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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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7 Places to Surf in the South Island

Where to Surf in the SOuth Island. Ride the South Island’s waves! […]

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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 […]

Tourism NZ

Adrenaline Activities in New Zealand

What kind of adrenaline activities are there in New Zealand? New Zealand […]

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Guide to the 10 Great Walks of New Zealand

Multi-day adventures through New Zealand’s best scenery. If you are going to […]

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Ski Season in New Zealand

That’s right, New Zealand has a ski season! New Zealand is a […]

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The Lord of the Rings Location Guide

Activities and Locations for the Lord of the Rings in New Zealand. […]

The 10 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 adrenaline rush! How can you overload your senses in […]

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5 Bars for a Quiet Pint in Queenstown

Where to go for a drink in Queenstown. We get it, sometimes […]

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5 Nightclubs to Dance at in Queenstown

Nightclubs in Queenstown. Who doesn’t like to go wild to the sound […]

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5 Awesome Bars in Queenstown

Queenstown’s must-visit bars. Queenstown is not only the “Adventure Capital of 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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22 BIG Things in New Zealand

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

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