Travel Tips

On a working holiday visa or just visiting, find all the information you need about your backpacking experience in New Zealand. Loads of practical tips, plenty of inspirational articles, and an introduction to the Kiwi culture, these pages have all the advice you need throughout your trip.

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20 Animals and Birds Unique to New Zealand

What’s the weather like in new Zealand in November? Travelling New Zealand […]

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Arriving in Auckland Airport, New Zealand

What’s the weather like in new Zealand in November? Travelling New Zealand […]

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How to get Internet and WiFi in New Zealand

What’s the weather like in new Zealand in November? Travelling New Zealand […]

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Ferry Between the North Island and South Island

What’s the weather like in new Zealand in November? Travelling New Zealand […]

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18 Backpacker Hacks That Everyone Should Know

What’s the weather like in new Zealand in November? Travelling New Zealand […]

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What Clothes to Pack to Travel in New Zealand

What’s the weather like in new Zealand in November? Travelling New Zealand […]

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New Zealand Weather in November

What’s the weather like in new Zealand in November? Travelling New Zealand […]

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Who Are The New Zealand People?

A quick guide to the New Zealand people. New Zealand is a […]

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New Zealand Weather in December

What is the weather like in December? Travelling to New Zealand in […]

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New Zealand Rental Car Insurance: Explained!

A simple guide to car rental insurance in New Zealand. Comparing car […]

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Renting a Campervan in Winter: New Zealand Road Trip Tips

Tops tips to help you have an epic New Zealand campervan trip […]

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How to Hire a Car in New Zealand Without a Credit Card

Hiring a vehicle without a credit card. Let’s be honest. Not everyone […]

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Step-By-Step Guide to Renting Your First Motorhome

What you need to know before renting your first motorhome. A motorhome […]

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What You Need to Know About Flying Drones in New Zealand

Should you fly your drone to New Zealand? New Zealand’s breathtaking landscapes […]

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10 Blockbuster Movies You Didn’t Know Were Made in Wellington

Wellington movies that hit the big time. Ok, so you all know […]

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The Best Car Rental Companies in New Zealand

Which car rental company to choose in New Zealand? New Zealand is […]

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What is the New Zealand Language?

What language do they speak in New Zealand? As one of the […]

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Where Can You Camp in New Zealand if Your Campervan is Not Self-Contained?

Camping with a non self-contained vehicle. When researching about campervan travel in […]

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10 Flying Etiquette Rules That Will Make Your Next Flight More Comfortable

Know your flying etiquette! Flights put us humans in a pretty weird […]

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5 Facts That Will Cure Your Fear of Flying

Don’t let fear of flight stop you from seeing the world! Did […]

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5 Best Travel Adapters for New Zealand

Which New Zealand Travel Adapter? It’s part of every packing list for […]

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Where is New Zealand?

Where is New Zealand located? Discovering the land of New Zealand has […]

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How Expensive is New Zealand in 2018?

New Zealand prices in 2018. Planning a trip to New Zealand or […]

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15 Tips For a Super Smooth Arrival in New Zealand

Pass through Customs like a pro! Arriving in New Zealand is not […]

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What Do You Need to Declare When Arriving in New Zealand?

What can you not bring into New Zealand? New Zealand border control […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in a New Zealand Airport

Guide to Passing through passport control, Customs and biosecurity. A trip to […]

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Meet New Zealand’s First Flashpacker Bus Tour!

The Alternative adventure bus tour in New Zealand. We’re just going to […]

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Solo Travel in New Zealand: How to Make it a Non-Solo Experience

How to have a social experience while travelling alone in New Zealand. […]

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How to Convert Your Van into a Self-Contained Campervan

Tips to get a self-containment certification for your campervan. For the ability […]

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How to Get Your Campervan Certified Self-Contained

How to get a certified self-containment certificate. Having a self-contained campervan, motorhome […]

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Step By Step Guide: How to File a Tax Return in New Zealand

Where to file your New Zealand tax return online If you have […]

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10 Things You Did Not Know About the Maori Culture

… Unless you’re from NEw Zealand! Ok, if you’re from New Zealand, […]

Travel by Bus in New Zealand: The Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know about travelling by bus in New Zealand. […]

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How to Set Up a Temporary Bank Account in New Zealand

Get a temporary New Zealand bank account. There are plenty of benefits […]

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New Zealand Travel Advice: How to Plan a Trip to New Zealand

What you need to know about planning a trip to New Zealand. […]

What is an IRD Number?

The IRD Number: a Complete guide. When hearing anything about working holidays […]

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5 Fun Facts About the Maori Haka

Learn about the Maori Haka! Seeing the Haka performed live or even […]

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The Maori Haka: Its Meaning & History

What is the meaning of The Haka? If you have heard anything […]

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5 South Pacific Islands That Are Awesome for Backpackers

Which South Pacific Islands are great for backpackers? Often when you hear […]

6 Tips to Quickly Open a Bank Account in New Zealand

The quickest way to open a bank account in New Zealand. So […]

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What Details Do You Need to Transfer Money

Details needed for Transferring money in New Zealand. There are not many […]

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How to Set Up a New Bank Account in New Zealand

Backpackers’ guide to setting up a bank account in New Zealand. Setting […]

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10 Best Ways to Travel Around New Zealand

What are the ways to get around New Zealand? One of the […]

That New Zealand Hop-On Hop-Off Bus You’ve Never Heard Of…

An Alternative New Zealand Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour for backpackers! Flexible fun […]

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What is the Best Way to Get Around New Zealand?

What transport to use to get around New Zealand. Perhaps one of […]

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The Best Budget RV Rentals in New Zealand

Affordable RV Rental Companies in New Zealand. They size doesn’t matter but […]

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The Best Affordable Campervan Rentals in New Zealand

Best value campervan rentals in New Zealand. When looking for a road […]

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The Best Premium Campervan Rentals in New Zealand

Which premium campervan rental companies to consider for a New Zealand road […]

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The Best Budget Campervan Rentals in New Zealand

Budget campervan Rental companies to consider for a New Zealand Road Trip. […]

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The Best Campervan Rental Companies in New Zealand

Which Campervan Rental Company to Choose for a New Zealand Road Trip? […]

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New Zealand in a Month: Road Trip Itinerary

How to make the most of one month in New Zealand. We […]

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New Zealand in Three Weeks: Road Trip Itinerary

How to make the most of New Zealand in three weeks. You […]

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New Zealand in Two Weeks: Road Trip Itinerary

How to Make the most of two weeks in New Zealand. You’ve […]

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New Zealand in One Week: New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary

How to make the most of one week in New Zealand. We’ll […]

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South Island in Two Weeks: New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary

How to Make the most of the South Island in two weeks. […]

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North Island in Two Weeks: New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary

How to make the most of travelling the North Island in two […]

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South Island in One Week: New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary

How to make the most of the South Island in One Week. […]

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North Island in One Week: New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary

How to make the most of travelling the North Island in One […]

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The Best Car Rental Companies in Queenstown

What is the best car rental company in Queenstown? Travelling New Zealand […]

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New Zealand in December

What is it like to travel New Zealand in December? Want to […]

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New Zealand in November

What is it like to travel New Zealand in November? You’re onto […]

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New Zealand in October

What is it like to travel New Zealand in October? Spring is […]

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New Zealand in September

What is it like to travel New Zealand in September? Welcome to […]

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New Zealand in August

What is it like to travel New Zealand in August? Mountains covered […]

New Zealand in July

What is it like to travel New Zealand in July? New Zealand […]

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New Zealand in June

What is it like to travel New Zealand in June? Welcome to […]

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New Zealand in May

What is it like to travel New Zealand in May? If you […]

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New Zealand in April

What is it like to Travel New Zealand in April? April is […]

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New Zealand in March

What is it like to Travel New Zealand in March? With the […]

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New Zealand in February

What is it like to travel New Zealand in February? While the […]

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New Zealand in January

What is it like to Travel New Zealand in January? Travelling to […]

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The Best Car Rental Companies in Christchurch

What is the best car rental company in Christchurch? Renting a car […]

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The Best Car Rental Companies in Auckland

What is the best car rental company in Auckland? Renting a car […]

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What is the Weather Like in New Zealand?

A month-by-month guide to the weather in NEw Zealand. Trying to decide […]

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How to Choose the Best Laptop for Backpacking

What to look for when choosing a laptop for backpacking? Planning your […]

10 Essential New Zealand Travel Tips

The Essential travel tips for New Zealand! Travelling to Aotearoa, a.k.a New […]

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Travel by Campervan in New Zealand: The Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know about travelling by campervan in New Zealand. […]

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5 New Zealand Features that Inspired Avatar

What is it about New Zealand that inspired Avatar? As we all […]

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How to Travel New Zealand in Your 20s

Travelling New Zealand as a poor 20-something. You don’t have to wait […]

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10 Super Unique Things in New Zealand

What makes New Zealand unique? Think New Zealand is just like every […]

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Travel By Car in New Zealand: The Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know about travelling by car in NEw Zealand! […]

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Complete Guide: First Week of a New Zealand Working Holiday

What to do on your first week of a New Zealand working […]

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10 Simple Ways to Get Over Jet Lag

How to get over jet lag in 10 simple steps. New Zealand […]

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5 Must Join Facebook Groups for Backpackers in New Zealand

Backpacker Facebook Groups to join in New Zealand. One of the scary […]

15 Simple Tips to Kill It on Backpacking Facebook Groups

How to make the most of backpacking Facebook Groups. It’s pretty awkward […]

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The Essential Guide to Renting a Campervan in New Zealand

What you need to know about renting a campervan in New Zealand. […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Camper Van Rental in New Zealand

Tips for camper van rental in New Zealand. The open road, ultimate […]

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How to Maintain Your Car for Travelling New Zealand

Keeping your car maintained in New Zealand. So you’ve bought a sweet […]

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Which Campervan Rental Vehicle is Right for You?

Which type of campervan rental vehicle to choose for NEw Zealand. The […]

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Should You Rent or Buy a Vehicle to Travel New Zealand?

Renting Vs. buying for a road trip in New Zealand. There are […]

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What Model of Car or Campervan to Buy for Travelling New Zealand

Which model of vehicle to buy for backpacking in New Zealand? Travelling […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Getting to New Zealand

How to Get to New Zealand. So you’ve figured out that New […]

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10 Items You Should Definitely Not to Pack for New Zealand

Things you don’t need to pack for a trip to New Zealand. […]

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The Ultimate Packing List for an Extended Trip in New Zealand

What to pack for a long trip in New Zealand. Backpacking in […]

Age Restrictions When Renting a Vehicle in New Zealand

Hiring a vehicle in New Zealand when you are under 25. It’s […]

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What to Pack in Your Carry-On for New Zealand

Packing List: Your Carry-on for New Zealand. Immigration, comfort, entertainment, airlines and […]

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New Zealand Working Holiday Visa Application: The Complete Walkthrough

Step-by-step New zealand Working Holiday Visa Application Guide. The first step to […]

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How to Choose Travel Insurance for New Zealand

What to look for when you choose travel insurance for New Zealand. […]

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10 Tips for Buying a Secondhand Car in New Zealand

What you need to know about buying a used car in NEw […]

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15 Essentials to Pack for New Zealand

The items you can’t miss when packing for New Zealand. It’s getting […]

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How Much Money Do You Need for a Working Holiday in New Zealand?

How much savings are recommended for a New Zealand working Holiday? Getting […]

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When is the Best Time to Go Backpacking in New Zealand?

When is a good time to go backpacking in New Zealand? With […]

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Planning a Working Holiday in New Zealand

Planning a working Holiday in New Zealand: Time frames and step-by-step guide. […]

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10 Free Wi-Fi Spots in New Zealand Where You’ll Actually Have a Good Connection

Where to find free Wi-Fi in New Zealand. Yep, finding free Wi-Fi […]

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The Guys’ Guide to Backpacking in New Zealand

Guys backpacking in New Zealand. Crazy, men travel alone too! You might […]

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The Girls’ Guide to Backpacking in New Zealand

Girls backpacking in New Zealand. Female travel is such a buzz word […]

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How to Get a Medical Prescription in New Zealand

How to get prescription medication in New Zealand. Being in a different […]

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10 Damn Good Reasons to Take a Gap Year in New Zealand

These reasons will make you want to do a Gap Year in […]

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Backpacking in Your 30s in New Zealand

How to backpack in New Zealand when you’re 30+. Great news, you […]

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What You Need to Know About Booking Transport in New Zealand

How to book transport in New Zealand. Getting around New Zealand is […]

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The Essential Guide to Booking Activities in New Zealand

Where to book activities in new zealand. New Zealand is a country […]

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Travel 101: Booking Direct Vs. Online Travel Agents Vs. Travel Agents

Should you book direct, book online or book through a travel agent? […]

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How to Pay for Healthcare Services in New Zealand

Paying for healthcare in New Zealand if you are from overseas. Being […]

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5 Effortless Barbecue Meals to Cook in 15 Minutes

Easy barbecue meals for backpackers. Summer in New Zealand often means cooking […]

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Why You Need an International Driving Permit for New Zealand

Using an international Driving Permit for New Zealand. If your driving license […]

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How to Translate an Overseas Driving License for New Zealand

Driving license translations for New Zealand. To legally drive in New Zealand […]

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How to Close a Bank Account in New Zealand

Closing your bank account in new Zealand and from overseas. The devastating […]

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How to Send Money Overseas from a New Zealand Bank Account

Transferring money from a New Zealand bank account to an overseas account. […]

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New Zealand Currency: The New Zealand Dollar

What is the New Zealand currency? The unit of currency in New […]

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5 Ridiculously Handy Knots for Camping

Knots for camping that every backpacker should know. Travelling New Zealand on […]

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The Greenstone Pendant Meanings

What are the meanings behind greenstone pendants? Pounamu, more commonly known as […]

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Eastland Road Trip Itinerary: Gisborne to Opotiki

An Eastland Roadie: 7 day itinerary Get off the beaten track in […]

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Get Paid to Teach English in Asia!

What’s next after your gap year in New Zealand? Teach English in […]

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Hitchhiking in New Zealand

Is it safe to hitchhike in new Zealand? The free way to […]

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How to Kill Time During a Stopover

Things to do during a stopover. Are we there yet? A stopover, […]

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How to Beat Jet Lag in Just Three Days

Get over the jet lag! Jet lag: it’s nature’s way of telling […]

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12 Genius Travel Gadgets for New Zealand

Travel gadgets that you didn’t know you needed… … Until now! Yes, […]

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Rugby in New Zealand

Rugby Union in New Zealand If you have come to Aotearoa New […]

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What is an UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Unesco World Heritage Sites in New Zealand. Throughout the pages of any […]

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10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Gap Year in New Zealand

Make your New Zealand gap year the best it can be! You […]

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11 Foods You Have to Try in New Zealand

The New Zealand food you have to try. Trying the local cuisine […]

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10 Weird Facts About New Zealand

Odd Stuff about New Zealand. Every country has its quirky side, but […]

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What is a Dark Sky Reserve?

Dark Sky Reserves in New Zealand. When you read or hear about […]

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10 Things You Did Not Know About New Zealand Wildlife

Fun facts about wildlife in New Zealand! That’s right, New Zealand isn’t just […]

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7 Discount Cards for Backpackers in New Zealand

Discount cards for travelling in New Zealand. As a backpacker, budget is […]

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Will Your Phone Work in New Zealand?

How to check if your phone will work in New Zealand. Plugging […]

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 4: Backpackers Car Insurance

Car and campervan insurance for backpackers. The final part of our buying […]

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7 Ways to Stop Sandfly Bites

How to not get bitten by sandflies. The best way to avoid […]

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11 Reasons to Travel in the Shoulder and Off-Season in New Zealand

Why the shoulder season is the best time to travel New Zealand. […]

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10 Ways to Keep Your Stuff Safe When Backpacking in New Zealand

Tips to keep your belongings safe when travelling. Although New Zealand is one […]

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Earthquakes in New Zealand

Are earthquake dangerous in New Zealand? New Zealand is famous for its […]

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Don’t Use Your Passport for ID in NZ: There’s a Much Better Way!

Consider getting an 18+ Evidence of Age Card! When you’re thousands of […]

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10 Tips for Picking the Perfect Hiking Boots for New Zealand

What are the best hiking boots for New Zealand? Hiking: it’s the […]

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What is Matariki – The Maori New Year

THe Maori new Year in New Zealand. Matariki is the Maori name […]

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15 Crafty Backpacking Tips

Backpacking tips for the crafty traveller Feeling cheap but crafty? Follow the […]

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The 12 Golden Rules of Driving in New Zealand

How to drive in New Zealand Backpacking New Zealand often involves a […]

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Sending Mail Within New Zealand

Everything you need to know about sending mail in New Zealand. Sending […]

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Checklist for Leaving New Zealand

Practical Things to do before leaving New Zealand. This is a sad […]

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How to Travel New Zealand in 10 Days

How to see most of New Zealand in under two weeks! You […]

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12 Dramatic Photos Showing Everyday Life in New Zealand

New Zealand in a different light. Ondrej Lednicky’s photos he brought home […]

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9 Things We Love About the New Sleeper Buses

Why you should definitely try the Sleeper Bus from Auckland to Wellington. […]

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11 Bloggers Share Their Favourite Place in New Zealand

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

Wild Kiwi

The Best Way to Spend 7 Days in the South Island

How to make the most of a week on New Zealand’s South […]

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Should You Travel the North Island or South Island?

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

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20 Ways To Save Money on Car Rental in New Zealand

The secrets to save big on car and campervan hire Travelling New […]

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Guide to Renting a Car/Campervan in New Zealand

How to get started with the best the road trip of your […]

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What is the Best Type of Vehicle to Rent in New Zealand?

Should you rent a car or campervan or something else? It is […]

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Medical and Travel Insurance for New Zealand

How to pick the best cover for your trip to New Zealand? […]

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How to Compare Car and Campervan Rental Companies in New Zealand

What makes a car and campervan rental company better than another? Picking […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Car in New Zealand?

How to budget for a car and campervan rental in New Zealand. […]

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10 Things We Love About Renting a Car in New Zealand

Why renting a car in New Zealand is freaking awesome! Every trip […]

Should You Rent a Campervan or Car in New Zealand?

Road trip in New Zealand: Car or Campervan? The image is in […]

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How to Transfer Money to Your New Zealand Bank Account

Transferring money from overseas to a New Zealand bank account. The trip […]

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8 Reasons to Choose a Prepay Phone Plan in New Zealand

The best phone plan for a gap year in New Zealand When […]

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What are the Best Phone Networks in New Zealand

Select the best phone network for your New Zealand gap year If […]

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Cellphone Networks in New Zealand

What are your mobile phone Network options in New Zealand? Staying connected […]

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13 Inspirational New Zealand Travel Blogs

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

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Where to Buy a Backpacker Vehicle in New Zealand

Get your road trip started! You all know the score: if you […]

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Contiki Vs. G Adventures: Comparison for New Zealand

What’s the difference between Contiki and G Adventures? Contiki and G Adventures: […]

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Cheapest Airport Transfer Options for Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport Transfer Comparison. Auckland Airport: as the busiest international transport hub […]

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30 Tips for Backpacking in New Zealand

Everything You need to know about Backpacking in New Zealand … New Zealand […]

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How to Sell Your Car in New Zealand

What to do when you sell your car. Selling your road trip […]

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What are Your Consumer Rights in New Zealand?

We all buy stuff. Despite trying to avoid it because we are […]

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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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How Car Insurance Works in New Zealand

Understand Your New Zealand car insurance. In New Zealand, although it is […]

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21 Travel Gadgets for Your Gap Year in New Zealand

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

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10 Facts You Did Not Know About New Zealand’s Glaciers

Gotta love those glaciers! Thousands of tons of snowfall compacted over hundreds […]

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8 Ways to Meet People When Travelling Alone in New Zealand

How to meet people when travelling! “Just because you are travelling alone […]

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The Best (and Worst) Seafood to Eat When in New Zealand

Make good choices! Getting some classic New Zealand  fish and chips and […]

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Why is New Zealand so Fascinated with Kauri?

What’s the deal with this kauri tree? Travel up north of Auckland […]

4 Super Rare Whales and Dolphins Seen in New Zealand

The rarest marine mammal sightings in New Zealand. It’s no secret that […]

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5 Ways to Find a Car for Sale in New Zealand

Where to find a car to buy for your backpacker road trip! So, […]

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How to Check if Your Car is Safe For a Road Trip

check your car or campervan! It’s not unusual for the paranoia to […]

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How to Photograph Aurora Australis (The Southern Lights)

capture the perfect photograph of the Auroras! Seeing the Aurora Australis is so […]

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11 Life Hacks to Make Travelling in New Zealand So Much Easier

All those little life hacks for travelling New Zealand. Our favourite type of […]

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What’s the Difference Between InterCity Backpacker Bus Passes?

FlexiPass and TravelPass: Budget-friendly travel around New Zealand! How are you going […]

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How to Budget for a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Trip Around New Zealand

Tips on how to budget for a hop-on hop-off bus trip. You […]

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5 Tips to Get a Better Deal on a Backpacker Bus Pass in New Zealand

Save money on your New Zealand bus pass. So you have done […]

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What is the Difference Between the Buses in New Zealand?

What is the difference between hop-on hop-off and the national coach buses? […]

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10 Things We Like About the Hop-on Hop-off Buses

Why take a hop-on hop-off bus to travel New Zealand? “It’s about the […]

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A Day in the Life of a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Passenger

What it is like to travel with Stray, Kiwi Experience or Flying Kiwi? […]

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What is a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus?

Taking a backpacker bus in New Zealand. If you have done any […]

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What is the Difference Between Stray and Kiwi Experience

Stray and Kiwi Experience comparison. “Two epic hop-on hop-off bus companies; one […]

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15 Ways to Cut Down Your Expenses So You Can Afford to Travel

Even you can afford to traveL! I wise man once said: “Travel […]

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

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

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How to Save Money for a Gap Year in New Zealand

Afford to take a gap year abroad! What’s stopping most people from […]

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How to Book a Cheap Flight to New Zealand

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

What is the Cost of Backpacking in New Zealand?

All those expenses to consider for your big trip. We all need […]

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

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

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10 Ways to Not Look Like a Tourist in New Zealand

Put the selfie stick away! Kiwi are a fascinating species in New Zealand […]

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What is the Cost of a Working Holiday in New Zealand?

How much will your New Zealand gap year cost? Dreaming of travelling […]

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10 Breathtaking Photos of New Zealand

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

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

How to use the hop-on hop-off bus in NEw Zealand. Hop-on hop-off: […]

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How to Choose a Good Pair of Hiking Boots

How to Choose Hiking Boots. Hiking: there’s a lot of that to […]

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Which Airport to Arrive in New Zealand

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

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10 Reasons to Travel Alone in New Zealand

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

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Why Air New Zealand is Awesome

The fantastically Kiwi airline! At some point since air travel began more than […]

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28 Travel Gifts for Backpackers

The perfect gift for a Gap Year! What do you get for the […]

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15 Tips to Make the Most of Your Backpacker Bus Trip

Golden rules for a trip to remember. Never miss a spectacular glacier, […]

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TV Channels in New Zealand

What’s on the box? You didn’t come all the way to New […]

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9 Hilarious Air New Zealand Safety Videos

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

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7 Ways to Get Rid of Your Excess Luggage Before You Leave New Zealand

What to do with all your extra stuff?! It’s hard to leave […]

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The Backpacker 12 Days of Christmas

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

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What You Need to Know About Toll Roads in New Zealand

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

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

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

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16 Airport Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel Forever

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

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Sending Mail Overseas from New Zealand

Sending parcels overseas with NZ POst. So it is Christmas-time and you […]

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Why New Zealand is the Best Backpacking Country

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

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Why New Zealand Hates Possums

“One of the greatest threats to our natural environment.” Something that shocks […]

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Backpacker’s Guide to the Maori Language: te reo Maori

Kia Ora! New Zealand has three official languages: English, New Zealand sign […]

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Health Tips For Travelling in New Zealand

Tips for the health-conscious traveller. Don’t let something silly like “poor health” […]

The Passenger Arrival Card for New Zealand

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

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Arrival Advice: Biosecurity and Customs in New Zealand

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

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Arrival Advice: Passport Control and Immigration

Arrival advice for New Zealand. After a lengthy flight to get to […]

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

What you need to know about sending care packages to new Zealand. […]

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Can a Girl Travel Alone in New Zealand?

Your best travel partner is you! When browsing the world wide web on […]

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How to Get an ID Card in New Zealand

The Hospitality New Zealand 18+ Card. Do you get an overwhelming feeling of […]

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The Maori Culture in New Zealand

Traditions meet contemporary life in this fascinating New Zealand culture. During your […]

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A Quick Guide to The Maori History in New Zealand

The history of Aotearoa New Zealand has a shorter human history than […]

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8 Fun Ways to Document Your Travels in New Zealand

How will you remember your travels? Prepare for the busiest trip of […]

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

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

17 Lessons that Only Backpacking in New Zealand Can Teach You

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

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Tipping in New Zealand

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

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Bus Networks in New Zealand

Bus travel in New Zealand. There is no lack of buses in […]

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15 Backpacking Myths Busted!

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

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Is New Zealand Safe?

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

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10 Reasons Why Bus Travel is Actually Awesome in New Zealand

Sit back, relax and take the bus: Why Bus travel in NEw […]

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Duty Free Shopping in New Zealand

Grab a bargain! We’re backpackers. We can’t resist a bargain! So if […]

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A Simple Guide to Car Relocation in New Zealand

Save money on car and campervan rentals! The concept is simple: relocate […]

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17 Amazing Rainbow Pictures Taken in New Zealand

See Rainbows in New Zealand! New Zealand is a pretty magical place. […]

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Different Types of Campervans in New Zealand

What campervan to choose to travel New Zealand? Such variety in a […]

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16 Classic Backpacker Problems

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

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

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

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7 Ways to Protect New Zealand’s Lakes and Rivers

Keep New Zealand’s lakes and rivers clean. 3,820 lakes are scattered across […]

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10 Ways to Protect the Ocean when Backpacking

Simple ways to save the sea. Whether you like dipping into it […]

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10 Ways to Protect New Zealand’s Forests

Tree hugging in New Zealand. You’ll hear the phrase “bush walk” a […]

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Be Green When Backpacking in New Zealand

How to be environmentally-friendly when backpacking in New Zealand. New Zealand is […]

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Converting Your Driver License into a New Zealand Driver License

How to convert your Driver license in New Zealand. To be able […]

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10 Things We Like About a Road Trip in New Zealand

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

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Train Network in New Zealand

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

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Outlet Shopping in New Zealand: Grab a Bargain!

Shopping on a backpacker budget. So, you are backpacking around New Zealand or […]

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7 Reasons to Get Medical and Travel Insurance

Insurance: we don’t like it but we got to have it. We […]

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

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

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How to Drive in New Zealand

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

5 Ways to Save a Kiwi Bird

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

Kiwi Release Story: Saving Smaug the Kiwi Bird

Releasing a Kiwi bird into the wild! Seeing a kiwi bird is […]

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The South Island Scenic Routes

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

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step by Step

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

Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 3: The Paperwork

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

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 2: Test Drive

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

The Kiwi 12 Days of Christmas

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

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 1: Car Inspection

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

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Useful Websites for a Working Holiday and Backpacking in New Zealand

Websites You need to know about in New Zealand Apart from BackpackerGuide.NZ, […]

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

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

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

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

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Tax System in New Zealand: What is GST?

What is the Goods and Services tax in New Zealand? Established in […]

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Quick Guide The Northern Gateway Toll Road

Guide to the Northern Gateway Toll Road. Having to pay NZ$2.30 to […]

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14 Inspiring Movies That Will Get You Pumped to Travel

Movies about travel (or at least travel to New Zealand). Travelling isn’t […]

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The North Island Scenic State Highways

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

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17 Awesome New Zealand Foods

Food, glorious food! Nothing beats a cultural experience than tasting the local […]

10 Celebrities from New Zealand

Small country: big stars! With only 4 million people in New Zealand, it […]

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What ID is Valid for Buying Alcohol in New Zealand?

Avoid the unintentional sober nights. 150+ breweries and 700 wineries, alcoholic beverages […]

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10 Businesses that are Putting New Zealand on the Map

Businesses from New Zealand. What? That comes from New Zealand? There is […]

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12 Safe Driving Tips for New Zealand

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

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11 Backpacker Tips to Save Money on Food

How to save money on food shopping when backpacking New Zealand. Compared […]

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How to Choose a Good Backpack

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

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The 12 Worst Travel Advice Ever

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

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10 Hilarious Flight of the Conchords’ Adverts for New Zealand

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

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The 7 Worst Questions to be Asked When You Come Back From a Trip

We all get them. Time for us to all empathise with a TOP […]

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The New Zealand Seasons and Climate

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

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25 Awesome New Zealand Beers

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

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New Zealand’s Firsts

What did New Zealand do first? Despite being the newest populated country, […]

10 Things You Did Not Know About New Zealand

Random facts about New Zealand. Whether you are preparing a trip and want […]

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New Zealand in Numbers

Facts and Figures about New Zealand. Who doesn’t like a good statistic? […]

What is Kiwiana?

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

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14 Questions to Ask Before Buying Medical Travel Insurance

Things you need to know before buying travel medical insurance. Having proper […]

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The 13 New Zealand National Parks

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

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What is The i-SITE?

New Zealand’s visitor information centres. As you start travelling around New Zealand, you […]

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22 Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

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What is The Difference Between Rugby League and Rugby Union?

The difference between Rugby League and Rugby Union in New Zealand. The […]

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12 Movies Shot In New Zealand

Which movies were filmed in New Zealand? It wasn’t just The Lord […]

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Disability and Backpacking in New Zealand

Backpacking with a disability in New Zealand. You’ll be surprised! With a […]

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Backpack Vs Suitcase: Which Should You Take to New Zealand

Should you take a backpack or a suitcase to New Zealand? “Backpacking” […]

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Talk like a New Zealander / Talk like a Kiwi

How to talk like a new zealander. Once you leave the hostels, […]

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Backpackers’ Food Shopping List: 10 Must Have Food Items

Backpackers Food that’s easy to carry and cook in a hostel. We […]

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16 Products of New Zealand

What products are from New Zealand? When doing a working holiday in […]

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11 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Those Dollars Further

Save money when Backpacking in New Zealand! Make the most of this […]

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14 New Zealand Souvenirs for Your Friends and Family

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

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10 Fun Gifts to Bring Back from New Zealand

New Zealand Gifts that are too funny to ignore. Maybe this list […]

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Other Countries with a Working Holiday Scheme

Where to next? The working holiday visa is an amazing opportunity for […]

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6 Tropical Islands Near New Zealand

Need an escape from your escape to New Zealand? Trade your working […]

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10 Countries Easy to Visit from New Zealand

Countries near New Zealand. No doubt your journey to New Zealand for […]

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Domestic Flights in New Zealand

Everything you need to know about domestic flights in new Zealand. Domestic […]

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Food Shopping in New Zealand

Everyone’s got to eat. When backpacking in New Zealand, it’s cheaper to […]

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How to Prepare for a Long Haul Flight

Get ready for a long flight! Gap year adventures and backpacking trips […]

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How to Get a Working Holiday Visa?

Get a working holiday visa for New Zealand! This is a guide […]

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What is The DoC, Department of Conservation in New Zealand?

What’s up, DoC? As you are travelling around New Zealand, it’s difficult […]

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Who are the People on the New Zealand Banknotes?

The people on the New Zealand BankNotes explained! Who is this guy […]

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Bringing Pets into New Zealand

Can you bring your pet to new Zealand? New Zealand has a […]

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