Explore Hastings on a Budget In the heart of the sunny Hawke’s Bay region of the North Island, Hastings is definitely one for the itinerary! While its neighbouring city, Napier, gets all the att
Enjoy Manawatu on a Budget Fancy a healthy mix of forests, farms and small Kiwi towns? Then Manawatu is your place! The North Island region has many features well worth exploring. Better yet, we can t
Free Things to Do in Gisborne You don’t have to blow a whole lot of cash to have a good time in Gisborne. The Eastland city has many attractions from it’s awesome beachfront to its rich cu
Where to Get Cheap Food in Auckland We know the best way to save money on food while backpacking in New Zealand is to cook in your hostel. But sometimes, either you just can’t be bothered or the
Things to Do in New Brighton on a Budget The seaside suburb in Christchurch is known for one thing: SURF! This is where all the surfers of the city come to get their fix after work or during their day
Where to Get a Cheap Meal in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui The best way to save money on food when backpacking in New Zealand is always to cook your own food at your self-catering accommodation. However,
Where to Find Cheap Food in Queenstown The tourist hotspot of Queenstown is widely known for being kind of expensive. But when it comes to food, you don’t have to break the bank. We know the bes
The Boat Cruises in New Zealand You Just Can’t Miss! Just try and keep us out of the water; staying off the water is just not the Kiwi way. With “heaps” of islands, sounds and lakes
You’ve Tasted it. Now, See How it’s Made then Taste it Again! New Zealand loves its beer but not just any old beer! The craft beer scene is huge; there are more than 160 craft breweries ar
Where to Find Affordable Restaurants in Nelson Well, this is not like us. Usually, we recommend saving the cents on food by making your own meals in your hostel, like in 11 Backpacker Tips to Save Mon
Natural (and Free) Things to Do in Eastland Nature has packed a lot into the Eastland region of the North Island, also known as the East Coast or Gisborne region. In the most inland part of the region
Where to Get a Cheap Meal in Wellington We know, we know, you can save so much more money on food by cooking in your hostel. But what if one night, you don’t want to cook? What if the alluring s
Where to Get a Cheap Meal in Taupo Although we always encourage you to cook meals for yourself in your hostel to save money on food while travelling in New Zealand, sometimes the lure of cafes, bars a
How to Find Free or Cheap Ski or Snowboard Gear in NZ The Southern Hemisphere ski season is fast approaching and you intend to make the most of that good white stuff! (We mean snow, for God’s sa
Where to Find the Nelson Vineyards There are many reasons to love the Nelson region in New Zealand. The obvious one is for its sunny climate. This, mixed with the weathered gravels of an ancient river