A Complete Budget Travel guide to French Pass and D’Urville Island. It doesn’t get more “off the beaten path” in the Marlborough region of New Zealand than French Pass and D
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
Where the Beaches are Something of a Dream but are Nothing Compared to the Marine Life! While doing your trip Down Under, why not visit some of the paradise islands of the South Pacific? With many isl
The Guide to Backpacking Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers Located on the wild West Coast of the South Island, Glacier Country remains almost untouched. Approximately 140 glaciers flow from the Southern Al
Three National Parks in One! This has to be on every backpackers’ must-visit list! The Nelson Tasman District and Golden Bay receive long sunshine hours and mild winters. Not only does the regio
A Land Before Time Te Urewera has a real Jurassic Park feel to it. That’s helped by being the largest native forest left in New Zealand. Even the areas of moss-covered trees have been nicknamed
Things to Do in Picton for Backpackers As your starting point for adventures in the turquoise waters of the Marlborough Sounds, plus a whole network of hiking and mountain biking tracks, we are surpri
Go East and Start Your Day Before Everyone Else in the World! Summertime, on the road, and need a new place to discover in New Zealand? The East Cape is a great option in New Zealand’s North Isl
Things to Do in Fiji for Backpackers While taking a gap year in New Zealand or as your next destination after New Zealand, Fiji is an awesome South Pacific island choice for backpackers. Considered to
Take a Trip to Taranaki Where can you ski in the mountains in the morning and surf the waves in the afternoon? With just a 30-minute drive between the snowcapped Mt Taranaki and the surf beaches along
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
Rapids, Hot Pools, Giant Lakes: Have a Water Adventure in Lake Taupo The Lake Taupo district surrounds the largest lake in Australasia. It is so large that it is said to fit the island of Singapore in
Visit the Cook Islands from New Zealand! Visit New Zealand’s tropical brother, the Cook Islands! The Cook Islands are just a 4-hour flight away from New Zealand, giving backpackers the perfect e
The Must-Dos in Nelson In a city that is wedged between the magnificent vista of the Tasman Bay and a backdrop of the Tasman Mountains, there are plenty of things to do. The notoriously sunny weather
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