Destinations

The Mountains are Waiting… With the highest mountain, longest glacier and the darkest skies, Aoraki Mt Cook National Park is a must-visit both day and night! The national park is in the centre o
The Adventure is on the Water! 144 islands await to be explored on the Bay of Islands. Although it is highly unlikely you will see them all, taking a walk, snorkelling or having a BBQ on the beach on
Backpacking on Stewart Island What? New Zealand has a third island? Stewart Island is the most southern of the three main populated New Zealand islands. Despite being as close to Antarctica as you can
Backpacking in Dunedin A vibrant university city, Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island. Unlike other New Zealand cities, Dunedin is scattered in gothic architecture reflecting the we
Things to Do and Sights to See in The Catlins Tucked away in the bottom corner of the South Island is a place of amazing rock formations and a mecca for marine wildlife. The Catlins is a coastal regio
A Guide to the “Adventure Capital of New Zealand” Situated on the side of Lake Wakatipu with a backdrop of magnificent mountains, Queenstown is one of those places that is so beautiful it
Cruise the Fiords and Get Harassed by a Kea in Fiordland! Once again, the New Zealand scenery dramatically changes. For many, their favourite NZ landscape is the fiords of Fiordland National Park! Gla
Compact and Creative Capital City Every backpacker passes through Wellington City at some point to catch a ferry to the South Island or get a flight, but New Zealand’s capital city is well worth
A Picture-perfect Peninsula! If you’re not here for dolphins, then you’re here for the landscape formed by volcanoes, and if you’re not here for the stunning scenery then you’r
A City of Shopping, Gardens and Sandy Shores Christchurch is described as many things: the Garden City, the most English city out of England (look at the street names), but now more commonly it has be
The Coromandel: The Peninsula Paradise! From brilliant beaches to marvellous mountains, the Coromandel is an 85km (53-mile) long peninsula extending into the Pacific Ocean. Mild weather and a selectio
Backpacking in Rotorua Also known as Rotovegas by the locals, the town is a mix of action, relaxation and natural wonders. Rotorua is located in the lower part of Bay of Plenty and is New Zealand̵
Golden Landscape, Golden Sun and Gold-medal Wine! Known for its wine, Hawke’s Bay is also blessed by a massive 2200 hours of sunshine per year! With that comes a great opportunity for backpacker
Welcome to Volcano Country! The Tongariro National Park answers the “burning” question: how many ways can you enjoy a volcano? Pun intended… Distinct volcanoes lie within the 79,000h