Travel Styles

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 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
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
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
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
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
Things to Do in Hamilton for Backpackers The main hub of the Waikato region, home of hot air balloon events, the mighty Waikato River, and some of New Zealand’s best gardens, Hamilton has plenty
A Real Insight into the New Zealand Countryside Made up of dense native bush lining New Zealand’s longest navigable river, Whanganui is NZ’s 11th national park. Old relics from the early f
New Zealand’s Most Circular National Park Gracefully shaped, Mt Taranaki / Mt Egmont volcanic cone is the star of the Egmont National Park show. Reaching 2,518m (8,261ft), it has starred in a mo
Backpacking in Waitomo Above ground Waitomo is exciting, but underground it is the most visited tourist attraction in the country. It is just mind-blowing. Located in the Waikato area, Waitomo hides N