Backpacker advice

Advice to backpackers from backpackers! These are all the travel tips that make travelling, living and working in New Zealand so much easier.

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21 Animals and Birds Unique to New Zealand

New Zealand’s weird and wonderful wildlife! New Zealand was an island free […]

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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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What is The Difference Between Rugby League and Rugby Union?

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

10 Celebrities from New Zealand

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

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18 Backpacker Hacks That Everyone Should Know

Tips and tricks for travelling in New Zealand We like anything to make […]

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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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10 Ways to Save $$$ On Your Cruise to New Zealand

How to save money on a cruise to New Zealand. Cruises are […]

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10 Fascinating Facts About the Waitomo Caves

Fun things to know about the Waitomo Caves! Sure, the Waitomo Caves […]

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Vegetarian Travel Guide to New Zealand

Travelling as a vegetarian in New Zealand. In a country where dairy […]

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New Zealand Weather in January

What is the weather like in January in New Zealand? Heading to […]

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Guide to The New Zealand Climate

What is the climate in new Zealand like? New Zealand’s climate is […]

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New Zealand Weather in February

What is the weather like in February in New Zealand? Thinking of […]

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New Zealand Weather in March

What is the weather like in New Zealand in March? Considering travelling […]

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New Zealand Weather in April

What is the Weather like in New Zealand in April? Wanting to […]

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New Zealand Weather in May

What is the weather like in New Zealand in May? Want to […]

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New Zealand Weather in June

What is the Weather like in June in New Zealand? Planning a […]

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New Zealand Weather in July

What is the weather like in July in New Zealand? Welcome to […]

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New Zealand Weather in August

What is the weather like in New Zealand in August? Welcome to […]

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New Zealand Weather in September

What is the weather like in New Zealand in September? September is […]

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New Zealand Weather in October

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

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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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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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What is the New Zealand Language?

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

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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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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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10 Things You Did Not Know About the Maori Culture

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

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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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What is the Weather Like in New Zealand?

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

10 Essential New Zealand Travel Tips

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

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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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Backpacking in Your 30s in New Zealand

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

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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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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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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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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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15 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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7 Ways to Stop Sandfly Bites

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

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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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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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30 Tips for Backpacking in New Zealand

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

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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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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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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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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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How to Save Money for a Gap Year in New Zealand

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

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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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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28 Travel Gifts for Backpackers

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

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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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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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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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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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Duty Free Shopping in New Zealand

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

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

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

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 […]

The Kiwi 12 Days of Christmas

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

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17 Awesome New Zealand Foods

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

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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 Backpacker Tips to Save Money on Food

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

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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 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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The 13 New Zealand National Parks

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

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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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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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