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On a working holiday visa or just a visitor visa, find here all the info you need about your backpacking experience in New Zealand.

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Arriving in Auckland Airport, New Zealand

Welcome to New Zealand! After a long gruelling flight, you have finally […]

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What Clothes to Pack to Travel in New Zealand

How to dress to backpack around New Zealand. Well, we don’t want to […]

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Arrival Advice: Biosecurity and Customs in New Zealand

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

The Passenger Arrival Card for New Zealand

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

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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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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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How to Create the Perfect New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary

The Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip Planner! Experience 10 holidays in one […]

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What is the Best Rain Jacket for New Zealand?

Which rain jacket to buy for New Zealand. The rain isn’t messing […]

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What are the Best Hiking Boots for New Zealand?

The best Hiking Boots. If there’s every a country to buy some […]

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The Travellers’ Guide to New Zealand Airports

Which airports to use in New Zealand? With 62 airports around the […]

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What You Need to Know About Flying with Air New Zealand

The essential guide to flying with Air New Zealand. New Zealand’s own […]

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What is the Best Backpack for New Zealand?

Which backpack to choose for New Zealand? It’s going to be your […]

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What are the Best Cheap Hiking Boots for New Zealand?

The best cheap hiking boots. If you’re looking for a good pair […]

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11 Essentials to Pack for a New Zealand Campervan Trip

What to pack for a New Zealand Campervan road trip? A campervan […]

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

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

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How to Choose the Best Laptop for Backpacking

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

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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11 Bloggers Share Their Favourite Place in New Zealand

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

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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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14 Inspirational New Zealand Travel Blogs

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

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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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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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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 Book a Cheap Flight to New Zealand

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

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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 Breathtaking Photos of New Zealand

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

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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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9 Hilarious Air New Zealand Safety Videos

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

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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 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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Why New Zealand is the Best Backpacking Country

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

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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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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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15 Backpacking Myths Busted!

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

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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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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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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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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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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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22 Inspirational Travel Quotes

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

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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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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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Bringing Pets into New Zealand

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

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