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We condensed our backpacking experience in New Zealand in over 50 guides on all areas of the country, national parks and much more, follow the guide and let us show you the hidden gems of New Zealand!

18 Amazing Attractions You Can’t Miss in The Catlins

Awesome attractions in The Catlins. Did someone say waterfall? The Catlins Coast, […]

MarkSmith on Rotorua NZ

10 Free Natural Attractions in Rotorua

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

The Republic of Whangamomona

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

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

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

Tourism NZ

Aoraki Mt Cook National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The mountains are waiting… With the highest mountain, longest glacier and the […]

Tourism NZ

Lake Tekapo – Guide for Backpackers

Stunningly Scenic in the day and Starry at night. Part of the […]

NZPocketGuide.com

9 Things to Do in Wellington for Foodies

Food Activities in Wellington If you like to experience a city through […]

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The Foodie Guide to Wellington

Wellington Food Guide There are many reasons to visit Wellington: for the […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

8 Breathtaking Kauri Forests in Northland

Where to see kauri in Northland. New Zealand is famous for its […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Fun Things to Do in Opotiki

What to do in Opotiki. On the edge of New Zealand’s Bay […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Must-Do Stops Between Gisborne & Wairoa

Where to stop on State Highway 2 Between Wairoa & Gisborne Exploring […]

Phillip Capper on Wikipedia

8 Fun Things to Do in Eltham

What to do in Eltham, Taranaki. Eltham might not be on the […]

backpackerguide.nz

6 Best Things in Do in Patea

What to do in Patea. A town rich in culture and history, […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Must-Do Stops Between Wairoa & Lake Waikaremoana

Road trip stops from Wairoa to Lake Waikaremoana. Swap the coastal towns […]

backpackerguide.nz

7 Best Things to Do in Thames

What to do in Thames on the Coromandel Peninsula. Many travellers’ first ventures […]

macronix on Flickr

5 Fun Things to Do in Coromandel Town

What to do in Coromandel Town. A peaceful town decorated with attractive […]

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5 Best Things to Do in Tairua & Pauanui

What to do in Pauanui and Tairua. Escape to one of the […]

Adam-Bryce - Tourism NZ

10 Awesome Things to Do in Whitianga

What to do in Whitianga, Hahei and Mercury Bay. If your travels […]

backpackerguide.nz

5 Fun Things to Do in Paeroa

What to do in Paeroa, New Zealand. A town in the “middle […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Excellent Things to Do in Hawera

What to do in Hawera, Taranaki. The largest hub of South Taranaki […]

backpackerguide.nz

5 Fun Things to Do in Manaia

What to do in Manaia, Taranaki. If there was ever an award […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Amazing Things to Do in Taranaki

Taranaki activities to add to the bucket list! Looking to get off […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Ngatea

What to do in Ngatea. Heading on State Highway 2 to explore […]

Graeme Churchard on Flickr

10 Coromandel Beaches You Can’t Miss

The Best Beaches in the Coromandel. Travellers looking to do some beachcombing […]

GPS 56 on Flickr

5 Top Things to Do in Morrinsville

What to do in Morrinsville, the “Cream of the country”. Surrounded by […]

itravelNZ on Flickr

5 Fun Things to Do in Te Awamutu

What to do in Te Awamutu, the town of roses. At first […]

Hamilton & Waikato

10 Great Things to Do in Cambridge

What to do in Cambridge, the one in New Zealand. Experience old […]

Hamilton & Waikato

10 Epic Things to Do in Raglan

What to do in Raglan, the surf bohemian town of the North […]

Hamilton & Waikato

10 Great Things to Do in Hamilton

What to do in Hamilton, the hub of the Waikato region. Situated […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Turangi

What to do in Turangi, the gateway to the Tongariro National Park. […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Taupo

What to do in Taupo, the adventure capital of the North Island. […]

Dramatic on Wikipedia

5 Fun Things to Do in Te Kuiti

What to do in Te Kuiti, the sheep shearing capital of New […]

MarlboroughNZ.com

9 Fun Things to Do in Havelock

What to do in Havelock, the Greenshell Capital of New Zealand. There’s […]

MarlboroughNZ.com

10 Amazing Things to Do in Blenheim

What to do in Blenheim, New Zealand’s wine capital. Well, you know […]

backpackerguide.nz

6 Amazing Things to Do at Lake Brunner & Moana

What to do at Moana & Lake Brunner, the West Coast’s largest […]

backpackerguide.nz

5 Fun Things to Do in Otorohanga

What to do in Otorohanga, the Kiwiana Capital of New Zealand! If […]

Jocelyn Kinghorn on Flickr

6 Best Things to Do in Maruia

What to do in Maruia & the Lewis Pass. This is what […]

Mattinbgn on Wikipedia

5 Fun Things to Do in Wakefield & Tapawera

What to do in Wakefield & Tapawera, the hidden gems of Nelson. […]

backpackerguide.nz

7 Fun Things to Do in St Arnaud

What to do in St Arnaud, the gateway to the Nelson Lakes. […]

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10 Super Things to Do in Murchison

What to do in Murchison, The middle of everywhere. Anyone who truly wants […]

Dean McKenzie - Tourism NZ

10 Amazing Things to Do in Motueka

What to do in Motueka, The fruit bowl of Nelson Tasman. Located […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

7 Amazing Things to Do in Karamea

What to do in Karamea, the gateway to the Kahurangi National Park. […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Epic Things to Do in Franz Josef

What to do in Franz Josef, home to New Zealand’s most accessible […]

backpackerguide.nz

7 Awesome Things to Do in Haast & Jackson Bay

What to do in Haast, a world heritage area. Haast is a […]

Nelson Tasman

10 Fun Things to Do in Richmond

What to do in Richmond, Nelson’s large small town. Richmond has the […]

Nelson Tasman

10 Amazing Things to Do in Takaka

What to do in Takaka, the hub of Golden Bay. Tucked away […]

Kane Hartill, Golden Bay Kayaks - Nelson Tasman

10 Amazing Things to Do in Golden Bay

What to do in Golden Bay, the top of the South. Get […]

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10 Awesome Things to Do in Gisborne

What to Do in Gisborne Get off the beaten track and relax […]

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10 Things to Do in Stratford

Awesome Activities in Stratford, New Zealand. This New Zealand town deserves more […]

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8 Fun Things to Do in Collingwood

What to do in Collingwood, Golden Bay’s cool little town. For those […]

Camilla Rutherford - Tourism NZ

8 Fun Things to Do in Twizel

What to do in Twizel, New Zealand’s high country paradise. The peace […]

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8 Fun Things to Do in Kaiapoi

What to do in Kaiapoi, Christchurch’s “river town”. The first town you […]

Mattinbgn on Wikipedia

7 Excellent Things to Do in Rangiora

What to do in Rangiora, Canterbury’s rural hotspot. A real hidden gem […]

Gavin Treadgold on Wikipedia

5 Excellent Things to Do in Woodend & Pegasus

What to do in Pegasus & Woodend, Canterbury’s cool coastal towns. Get […]

ChristchurchNZ

8 Best Things to Do in Lyttelton

What to do in Lyttelton, the South Island’s largest port. Through the […]

Daniel Rumbold on Wikipedia

5 Fun Things to Do in Little River

What to do in Little River, the Gateway to the Banks Peninsula. […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Unmissable Things to Do in Mt Cook

What to do in Mt Cook, home of New Zealand’s highest mountain. […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Westport

What to do in Westport, a cool coastal town on the West […]

Camilla Rutherford - Tourism NZ

10 Fun Things to Do in Greymouth

What to do in Greymouth, the largest town on the West Coast. […]

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10 Awesome Things to Do in Hokitika

What to do in Hokitika, also known as “Jade Country”. An unmissable […]

ChristchurchNZ

10 Amazing Things to Do in Christchurch

What to do in Christchurch, the South Island’s second-largest city! Christchurch is […]

ChristchurchNZ

7 Awesome Things to Do in Ashburton

What to do in Ashburton, New Zealand’s Granary. A bustling town with […]

ChristchurchNZ

10 Amazing Things to Do in Methven

What to do in Methven, Canterbury’s awesome little ski town. In the […]

waimatedc.govt.nz

10 Wonderful Things to Do in Waimate

What to do in Waimate, the South Island’s historical hopping town! It’s […]

Matt of Flickr

6 Fun Things to Do in Lawrence

What to do in Lawrence, Gold and bike country. Lawrence is a […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Tapanui

What to do in Tapanui, South Otago’s friendly rural town. Located in […]

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10 Incredible Things to Do in The Catlins

What to do in The Catlins, nature’s paradise. Cascading waterfalls, rare wildlife, […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Hanmer Springs

What to do in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand’s Alpine spa village. Hanmer […]

Bernard Spragg. NZ on Wikipedia

5 Fun Things to Do at Pleasant Point

What to do at Pleasant Point, Canterbury’s pleasant little town. If you […]

Miles Holden - Tourism NZ

10 Amazing Things to Do in Arrowtown

What to do in Arrowtown, Otago’s pretty little Gold Rush town. Arrowtown […]

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9 Cool Things to Do in Clyde

What to do in Clyde, Central Otago’s historic town. Step into the […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Riverton

What to do in Riverton, Southland’s relaxed seaside town. One of the […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Omarama

What to do in Omarama, the “Place of Light”. Omarama sits in […]

Punakaiki Horse Treks

9 Awesome Things to Do in Punakaiki

What to do in Punakaiki, the gateway to the Paparoa National Park. […]

Ville Miettinen on Wikipedia

6 Epic Things to Do in Fox Glacier

What to do in Fox Glacier, the heart of Glacier country. An […]

ChristchurchNZ

10 Excellent Things to Do in Geraldine

What to do in Geraldine, Canterbury’s adventure capital! Most would describe Geraldine […]

JUCY

10 Queenstown Travel Tips for First-Timers

Tips for visiting Queenstown Queenstown is its own little bubble. The buzzing […]

backpackerguide.nz

10 Awesome Things to Do in Fairlie

What to do in Fairlie, the Gateway to the MacKenzie District. A […]

Matt on Flickr

7 Fun Things to Do in Cheviot

What to do in Cheviot, a classic Kiwi rural town. Surrounded by […]

ChristchurchNZ

10 Amazing Things to Do in Oxford

What to do in Oxford, the Hidden Gem of Canterbury. Travellers are […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Temuka

What to do in Temuka, A classic Kiwi country town. Locals flock […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Timaru

What to do in Timaru, the hub of South Canterbury. Located right […]

iTravelNZ on Flickr

7 Fun Things to Do in Milton

What to do in Milton, “the town of opportunities”. When leaving or […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Balclutha

What to do in Balclutha, the Big River Town. Welcome to Balclutha! […]

Graeme Murray - Tourism NZ

7 Amazing Things to Do in Tuatapere

What to do in Tuatapere, the gateway to southern Fiordland National Park. […]

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5 Amazing Day Trips from Invercargill

… or longer trips from Invercargill. The Southland region’s main hub and […]

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10 Fun Things to Do in Alexandra

What to do in Alexandra, the sunny hub of Central Otago. Located […]

ChristchurchNZ

10 Incredible Things to Do in Kaikoura

What to do in Kaikoura, the marine wildlife mecca of New Zealand. […]

Alpine Adventures

5 Epic Queenstown Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Flights in Queenstown. Nothing captures the dramatic alpine scenery of Queenstown […]

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters - Tourism NZ

5 Best Scenic Flights to Milford Sound from Queenstown

Scenic Helicopter and plane flights to Milford SOund. It’s not every day […]

Tourism New Zealand

10 Best Milford Sound Tours from Queenstown & Te Anau

Coach & Cruise tours to Milford Sound. Hang up the car keys […]

Tourism Holdings - Tourism NZ

10 Incredible Things to Do in Fiordland National Park

What to do in Fiordland National Park. Where do you begin to […]

10 Amazing Things to Do in Invercargill

What to do in Invercargill, New Zealand’s southernmost city! You’ll hear that […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Waitomo

What to do in Waitomo, a Subterranean Adventure like no other! Let’s […]

MarlboroughNZ.com

10 Amazing Things to Do in Picton

What to do in Picton, the gateway to the South Island. Welcome […]

russellstreet on Flickr

10 Fun Things to Do in Piopio

What to do in Piopio, a quaint village in the Waikato. Named […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Whangamata

What to do in Whangamata. Surf, sun, sea and sand… This is […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Te Aroha

What to do in Te Aroha, New Zealand’s historic Hot spring town! […]

Ulrich Lange on Wikipedia

10 Excellent Things to Do in Havelock North

What to Do in Havelock North Swap the hustle and bustle of […]

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5 Great Things to Do in Opunake

What to do in opunake, Taranaki. If you’re planning a road trip […]

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What to Do for 5 Days in Gisborne

5 Day Gisborne Itinerary Make the most of your venture to New […]

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6 Priceless Things to Do in Piha

Piha activities and attractions you can’t miss! Situated on the rugged coast […]

Justjenine on Wikipedia

10 Amazing Things to Do in Leigh

Leigh activities and attractions you can’t Miss! Nature, adventure, sports and food: […]

itravelNZ® on Flickr

10 Wonderful Things to Do in Warkworth

Warkworth activities and attractions you can’t miss! It’s a town that everyone […]

Northland Inc

7 Kick-Ass Things to Do in Kawakawa

What to do in Kawakawa. Kawakawa is the gateway to the Bay […]

Sids1 on Flickr

10 Damn Good Things to Do in Dargaville

Dargaville activities you can’t miss! Forest, mountains, beach, lakes… Whatever outdoor adventure […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Outstanding Things to Do in Opononi & Omapere

Explore Opononi and Omapere in the Hokianga Harbour. The Hokianga Harbour is […]

Nataliej44 on Wikipedia

5 Fun Things to Do in Pukekohe

Pukekohe Activities and attractions you can’t miss! Every traveller road tripping around […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Howick & Half Moon Bay

Howick activities and attractions you can’t miss! A southwestern suburb of Auckland, […]

Auckland Photo News on Flickr

10 Wonderful Things to Do in Waiuku

Waiuku activities you can’t miss! When heading south from Auckland, don’t leave […]

Auckland Tourism - Todd Eyre

6 Magical Things to Do in Muriwai

Muriwai activities and attractions you can’t miss! Want to explore some of […]

Sean Pritchard on Flickr

20 Auckland Parks You Can’t Miss

Auckland regional Parks to add to your day trip bucket list! Get […]

eutrophication&hypoxia on Flickr

7 Wonderful Things to Do in Wellsford

Wellsford Activities and attractions you can’t miss! Situated on State Highway 1 […]

Todd Eyre on Auckland Tourism

The 10 Best Islands in Auckland to Visit

Hauraki Gulf Islands worth adding to the bucket list! Island paradises await […]

Sids1 on Flickr

10 Outstanding Things to Do in Orewa

Orewa Activities and attractions you can’t miss! Just 25 minutes up the […]

Tourism New Zealand

10 Damn Good Things to Do in Devonport

Devonport activities and attractions you Can’t miss! Just a 12-minute ferry trip […]

Angela Cosgrove - Tourism Bay of Plenty

7 Awesome Things to Do in Papamoa

Papamoa Activities You Can’t Miss! Papamoa is the largest suburb of Tauranga […]

Air55 on Wikipedia

7 Top Things to Do in Te Puke

What to do in the Kiwifruit capital! Just a 25-minute drive from […]

Northland Inc

6 Incredible Things to Do at Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga Activities You Can’t miss! If you really want to say […]

Tourism NZ

10 Wonderful Things to Do in Waihi

What to do in Waihi. Waihi is a town of wonder that’s […]

DXR on Wikipedia

5 Excellent Things to Do in Kaikohe

Kaikohe activities you can’t miss! Located in between the coast of Hokianga […]

PerPlex on Wikipedia

5 Fantastic Things to Do in Norsewood

Norsewood activities you can’t miss! Norsewood is not your typical New Zealand […]

Tourism NZ Alistair Guthrie

5 Epic Things to Do in Whangaroa

Discover the Whangaroa Harbour. The Whangaroa Harbour is a true hidden gem […]

Michal Klajban on Wikipedia

8 Damn Good Things to Do in Dannevirke

Dannevirke activities you can’t miss! Yes, there is a “Dannevirke” in New […]

Pxhere

10 Brilliant Things to Do in Waipu & Bream Bay

Awesome activities in Bream Bay! Just south of Whangarei, Bream Bay is […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

8 Exceptional Things to Do in Eketahuna

Eketahuna activities you can’t miss! It doesn’t get more “rural New Zealand” […]

Sids1 on Wikipedia

5 Kick-Ass Things to Do in Kaitaia

Kaitaia activities you can’t miss! Often described as “The Capital of the […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Pahiatua

Pahiatua activities you can’t miss! Want to experience a piece of classic […]

russellstreet on Flickr

10 Magical Things to Do in Mangawhai

Activities in Mangawhai and Mangawhai Heads you can’t miss! If you’re looking […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

6 Awesome Things to Do in Ahipara

Activities in Ahipara you can’t miss! Situated at the southern end of […]

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5 Great Things to Do in Hunterville

Hunterville activities you can’t miss! The small rural town on State Highway […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Exceptional Things to Do in Doubtless Bay

Doubtless Bay Activities You Can’t Miss! Beaches! So many beaches! If the […]

www.ManawatuNZ.co.nz

7 Fun Things to Do in Feilding

Feilding Activities You Can’t miss! Feilding couldn’t be more of a farm […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

12 Fantastic Things to Do at Whangarei Heads

Whangarei HEads activities you can’t miss! Just a mere 20-minutes drive out […]

www.ManawatuNZ.co.nz

7 Wonderful Things to Do in Woodville

Welcome to Woodville, New Zealand! There are many Woodvilles in the world […]

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6 Amazing Things to Do in Ashhurst

Ashhurst Activities You Can’t miss! The quaint little countryside town of Ashhurst […]

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6 Amazing Things to Do in Apiti

Apiti Activities you Can’t miss! Want to experience a true rural town […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Terrific Things to Do in Tutukaka

Activities you Can’t miss on the Tutukaka Coast! With more beaches, surf […]

www.ManawatuNZ.co.nz

14 Best Things to Do in the Pohangina Valley

Pohangina Valley activities you Can’t miss! Want to see the New Zealand […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

7 Terrific Things to Do in Taihape

Taihape activities you can’t miss! Seeing the giant gumboot sculpture at the […]

Andrew Lynch on Flickr

10 Best Beaches in Whangarei

Whangarei Beaches you can’t miss! If you are a complete and utter […]

www.ManawatuNZ.co.nz

7 Brilliant Things to Do in Rangiwahia

Rangiwahia activities you can’t miss! Rangi-where? Rangiwahia is a small rural town […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

6 Fun Things to Do in Mangaweka

Mangaweka activities you can’t miss! Thousands of people drive past the little […]

Michal Klajban on Wikipedia

5 Fun Things to Do in Shannon

Shannon activities you can’t miss! A prime example of a charming New […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Fun Things to Do in Foxton

Activities in Foxton and Foxton Beach. Foxton and Foxton Beach are only […]

alh1 on Flickr

10 Fun Things to Do in Levin

Levin activities YOU Can’T miss! Levin is a large characterful town that’s […]

Tourism NZ

10 Unforgettable Things to Do in the Whanganui National Park

Awesome Whanganui National Park Experiences. You will have seen mind-blowing photos of […]

James Shook on Wikipedia

9 Must-Do Stops on the Whanganui River Road

Amazing sights along the Whanganui River Road! Extending between Punahou, just north […]

Pseudopanax at en.wikipedia

7 Beaches in Porirua You Can’t Miss

Porirua Beaches to check out this summer! Just 20 minutes away from […]

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5 Super Things to Do in Paekakariki

Paekakariki Activities You Can’t Miss! Welcome to Paekakariki, the southernmost village on […]

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8 Excellent Things to Do in Paraparaumu

Activities in Paraparaumu and Paraparaumu Beach. As the main hub of the […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Epic Things to Do in National Park Village

National Park Village activities. As the name suggests, National Park Village is […]

Grutness at English Wikipedia.

8 Great Things to Do in Waikanae

Waikanae activities you can’t miss! On Wellington’s coastal district of the Kapiti […]

Phillip Capper on Flickr

10 Thrilling Things to Do in Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt activities you Can’s miss! Get the best of city life […]

Tourism NZ Julian Apse

20 Incredible Things to Do in Wellington

Wellington activities to beat the boredom! How can you possibly get bored […]

Phillip Capper on Flickr

10 Beaches in Wellington You Can’t Miss

Wellington’s best Beaches! When the coast is calling, you need not venture […]

Phillip Capper on Flickr

10 Great Things to Do in Miramar

Miramar activities you can’t miss! Whether you’re based in Miramar for work […]

INABA Tomoaki on Wikipedia

Tuvalu – Guide for Backpackers

Travelling to Tuvalu. The world’s smallest country is the destination for the […]

Tourism NZ Tim Bardsley-Smith

11 Excellent Things to Do in the Hutt Valley

Things to do in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt! Wellington’s story began […]

BackpackerGuide.nZ

14 Outstanding Things to Do in Ohakune

Things you can’t miss in Ohakune! Ohakune is a small town with […]

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Planning a Trip to New Caledonia from New Zealand

Next stop, New Caledonia! The South Pacific is a place that many […]

Bay of Plenty Tourism

11 Amazing Things to Do in Whakatane

Try these Whakatane Activities! On the coast of the Bay of Plenty […]

Tourism NZ - Miles Holden

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Moeraki Boulders

What, where and when to see the Moeraki Boulders. Snapping up a […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Unmissable Things to Do in Wairoa

What to do in Wairoa. It’s Hawke’s Bay’s coolest little town! Wairoa […]

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8 Awesome Things to Do in Hastings

Hastings activities you can’t miss! In the heart of the wine region […]

Noel O'Riley on Wikipedia

15 Super Fun Things to Do in Napier

Napier Activities you have to try! Some amazing experiences await in Napier! […]

Ildefonse at en.wikipedia

5 Fun Things to Do in Bluff

Activities and things to do in BLuff! At the edge of the […]

Pxhere

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

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

Jocelyn Kinghorn on Flickr

10 Damn Good Things to Do in Cromwell

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

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9 Glorious Things to Do on Waiheke Island

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Fun Things to Do at Goat Island Marine Reserve

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Unmissable Things to Do in Lake Tekapo

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

Tourism NZ

10 Incredible Things to Do on Stewart Island

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Amazing Things to Do in the Abel Tasman National Park

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Alternative Things To Do in Auckland

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

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South Pacific Islands – Guide For Backpackers

Guide to the South Pacific Islands. “Where to next?” is on almost […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

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 Black Sand Beaches in Auckland

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

Siyamalan

Te Urewera Rainforest Route: 9 Epic Stops!

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Wairoa – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Wairoa and northern Hawke’s Bay. On the banks […]

Chris-McLennan Tourism NZ

Top 10 Natural Attractions in Hawke’s Bay

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

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

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

Paul Rowe

19 Epic Natural Attractions in Golden Bay

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

15 Things to Do in Nelson City

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Top 10 Natural Attractions in Marlborough

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

Rob Suisted - Tourism New Zealand

10 Awesome Activities in the Marlborough Sounds

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

BackpackerGuide.NZ

French Pass and D’Urville Island – Guide for Backpackers

A Complete Budget Travel guide to French Pass and D’Urville Island. It […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Awesome Things to Do in Kerikeri

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

Tourism NZ

Paihia – Guide for Backpackers

Guide to Paihia for budget travellers. Welcome to the jewel of the […]

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Planning a Trip from New Zealand to Australia

Next stop, Australia! When you’re backpacking or doing a holiday in a […]

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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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Taupo – Guide for Backpackers

The North ISland’s adventure capital! No wonder Taupo is a top backpacking […]

Bahnfrend on Wikipedia

New Caledonia – Guide for Backpackers

Backpacking in New Caledonia. While on a gap year in New Zealand, […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Westport – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Westport. Westport is very often backpackers’ entry or […]

Tourism NZ

Greymouth – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Greymouth. The Wild West Coast’s central hub is […]

Tourism NZ

Palmerston North – Guide for Backpackers

Hikes, bikes and nights to remember! Day or night, there’s always something […]

Hamilton & Waikato New Zealand

Hamilton – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Hamilton. The main hub of the Waikato region, […]

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Napier – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Napier. Sunshine, wine, funky architecture, cycling, mountain biking, […]

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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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Fiji – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Fiji for backpackers. While taking a gap year […]

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New Plymouth – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in New Plymouth New Plymouth is for the indecisive. […]

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Cook Islands – Guide for Backpackers

Visit the Cook Islands from New Zealand! Visit New Zealand’s tropical brother, […]

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Samoa – Guide for Backpackers

Visit Samoa from New Zealand! You haven’t travelled to Samoa while being […]

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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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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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Picton – Guide for Backpackers

THings to do in Picton for backpackers. As your starting point for […]

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Whanganui – Guide for Backpackers

What to do in Whanganui. No wonder so many backpackers love spending […]

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Whangarei – Guide for Backpackers

caves to coastal adventures. New Zealand’s northernmost thus warmest city, Whangarei, is a […]

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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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9 Beautiful Beaches in Hawke’s Bay

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

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Tararua – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Tararua. Untouched coastline, bush-cloaked ranges, sparkling fish-filled rivers, […]

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Guide to Milford Sound and the Milford Road

What you need to know about Milford Sound and the Road to […]

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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 […]

10 Free Natural Attractions in Eastland

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

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Great Barrier Island – Guide for Backpackers

Jurassic Park, just 90km from Auckland! Whether you arrive by air or […]

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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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10 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Auckland

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

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Vanuatu – Guide for Backpackers

Where the power of the Earth and cultures meet. If culture is what […]

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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 […]

Tonga – Guide for Backpackers

Where the beaches are something of a dream but are nothing compared […]

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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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Hanmer Springs – Guide for Backpackers

However you relax, you can find it in Hanmer Springs. People’s idea […]

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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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Hokianga – Guide for Backpackers

Sand dunes, boulders and kauri… so much kauri! Some of the largest […]

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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 Damn Good Things to Do in Wairarapa

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

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Akaroa – Guide for Backpackers

A picture-perfect peninsula! If you’re not here for dolphins, then you’re here […]

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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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Oamaru & Waitaki – Guide for Backpackers

Penguins, boulders, penguins, steampunk and penguins. Have you ever dreamed of going […]

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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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6 Ways to Take On the Waitomo Caves

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

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Waitakere Ranges – Guide for Backpackers

Auckland’s rugged side! You may have seen the pretty white sand beaches […]

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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Wairarapa – Guide for Backpackers

Mountains, pinnacles, seals and lighthouses! Swap windy Wellington for a few days […]

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Kapiti Coast – Guide for Backpackers

Explore the Kapiti Coast and Kapiti Island. 40km of unspoiled beaches backed […]

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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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Hutt Valley – Guide for Backpackers

Stay in the Hutt! Conveniently located in the north Wellington Region, The […]

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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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Tauranga and Mt Maunganui – Guide for Backpackers

A Kiwi holiday hotspot! When Kiwis are looking for a holiday escape […]

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Gisborne – Guide for Backpackers

The hub of Eastland! Gisborne, or “Gizzy” as the locals call it, […]

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Guide to Rangitoto Island and Motutapu Island

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

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Kaikoura – Guide for Backpackers

Have a whale of a time in Kaikoura! The adventure in Kaikoura […]

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7 Tips to Have a Great Time in Christchurch

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

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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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Manawatu-Wanganui – Guide for Backpackers

New Zealand’s most kiwi towns! Once you’ve seen the towns of the […]

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Westland Tai Poutini National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The national park with all the ice. Crampons at the ready! Westland […]

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Te Urewera – Guide for Backpackers

A land before time. Te Urewera has a real Jurassic Park feel […]

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Rakiura National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Stewart Island’s National Park. By walking in the Rakiura National Park, you […]

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Paparoa National Park – Guide for Backpackers

That place with the pancake rocks. Rocks! Rocks everywhere! Stacked one, pancake […]

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Mt Aspiring National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Something to aspire to… Hike, fly, jetboat, ski and canyon at the […]

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Kahurangi National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The wilderness of the West Coast. You can’t stay in the Kahurangi […]

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Arthur’s Pass National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Discover New Zealand’s most scenic mountain pass. In some parts of the […]

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Auckland Region – Guide for Backpackers

It’s much more than a city! Welcome to the Auckland Region, a […]

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Auckland Suburbs – Guide for Backpackers

Auckland has a wilderness and it wants you to explore it! With […]

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Abel Tasman National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Sun, sand and seals. It may be the smallest national park at […]

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Auckland City Centre – Guide for Backpackers

The City of Sails, volcanoes and parks! As New Zealand does everything […]

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Coromandel – Guide for Backpackers

The Coromandel: Peninsula Paradise! From brilliant beaches to marvellous mountains, the Coromandel […]

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Nelson Tasman & Golden Bay – Guide for Backpackers

Three national parks in one! This has to be on every backpackers’ […]

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Nelson Lakes National Park – Guide for Backpackers

The Southern Alps starts here! This adventure playground covering 102,000ha has mountain […]

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Marlborough – Guide for Backpackers

Wine, wildlife and WONDROUS landscapes. Is wine and sun your favourite combination? […]

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Ruapehu – Guide for Backpackers

Be an Explorer of volcanoes! Volcanoes and a rugged landscape are what make […]

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Nelson – Guide for Backpackers

A place in the sun. New Zealand’s sunniest city, Nelson gets the […]

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West Coast – Guide for Backpackers

The Wild West Coast! Welcome to New Zealand’s emptiest region. Not many […]

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Glacier Country – Guide for Backpackers

Explore the Glaciers! Located on the wild West Coast of the South […]

Waiheke Island – Guide for Backpackers

Wine sipping and windsurfing in Waiheke. Drink wine, explore, lazy on the […]

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Chatham Islands (New Zealand) – Guide for Backpackers

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

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Northland – Guide for Backpackers

The place where Sand gets everywhere! “The Winterless North”, long stretching sandy […]

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Bay of Islands – Guide for Backpackers

The adventure is on the water! 144 islands await to be explored […]

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Taranaki – Guide for Backpackers

Take a trip to Taranaki! Where can you ski in the mountains […]

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Egmont National Park – Guide for Backpackers

New Zealand’s most circular national park. Gracefully shaped, Mt Taranaki / Mt […]

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Wellington City – Guide for Backpackers

Compact and creative capital city. Every backpacker passes through Wellington City at […]

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Auckland North Shore – Guide for Backpackers

A 10 minute getaway from Auckland central. Ever heard the phrase “it’s […]

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Auckland Hauraki Gulf – Guide for Backpackers

Fantastic day trips from Auckland! 50 islands are dotted around the Hauraki […]

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The Catlins – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do and sights to see in the Catlins. Tucked away […]

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Southland – Guide for Backpackers

What to do and where to visit in the south of the […]

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Otago – Guide for Backpackers

Guide to Central Otago and Coastal Otago. There has never been a […]

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Christchurch City – Guide for Backpackers

A city of shopping, Gardens and sandy shores. Christchurch is described as […]

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Fiordland National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Cruise the fiords and get harassed by a kea in Fiordland! Once again, […]

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East Cape – Guide for Backpackers

Go East And start your day before everyone else in the world! […]

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Whanganui National Park – Guide for Backpackers

A real insight into the New Zealand countryside. Made up of dense […]

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Tongariro National Park – Guide for Backpackers

Welcome to volcano country! The Tongariro National Park answers the “burning” question: […]

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Lake Taupo – Guide for Backpackers

Rapids, hot pools, giant lakes: have a water adventure in Lake Taupo. […]

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Queenstown – Guide for Backpackers

A Guide to the “Adventure Capital of New Zealand”. Situated on the […]

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Bay of Plenty – Guide for Backpackers

Plenty of sand, sea, kiwifruits and geothermal activity! The Bay of Plenty is […]

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Rotorua – Guide for Backpackers

Backpacking in Rotorua. Also known as “Rotovegas” by the locals, the town […]

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Waitomo – Guide for Backpackers

Backpacking in Waitomo. Above ground Waitomo is exciting, but underground it is […]

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Canterbury – Guide for Backpackers

Backpacking in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Stretching down the east […]

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Dunedin – Guide For Backpackers

Backpacking in Dunedin. A vibrant university city, Dunedin is the second-largest city […]

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Hawke’s Bay – Guide for Backpackers

Golden landscape, golden sun and gold-medal wine! Known for its wine, Hawke’s […]

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Stewart Island – Guide for Backpackers

Backpacking on Stewart Island. What? New Zealand has a third island? Stewart […]

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Wanaka – Guide for Backpackers

What’s a backpacker to do in the beautiful Wanaka? The autumn leaves […]

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Waikato – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Waikato. Behind picturesque green scenery and soft hills, […]

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