Essentials

A comprehensive guide of all the essentials you’ll need for a gap year in New Zealand, from opening a New Zealand bank account to choosing a phone plan to appropriate identification.

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How to get Internet and WiFi in New Zealand

Stay connected in New Zealand when travelling. With so much epic scenery, […]

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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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Cellphone Networks in New Zealand

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

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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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Tipping in New Zealand

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

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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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How to Transfer Money Without a Bank Account

How to spend money in New Zealand without a bank account. Coming […]

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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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How to Set Up a Temporary Bank Account in New Zealand

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

What is an IRD Number?

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

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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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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 […]

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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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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 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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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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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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Get Paid to Teach English in Asia!

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

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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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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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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 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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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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Sending Mail Overseas from New Zealand

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

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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” […]

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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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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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Is New Zealand Safe?

Keep safe when travelling in New Zealand. Good news! 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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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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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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Tax System in New Zealand: What is GST?

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

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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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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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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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What is The i-SITE?

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

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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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