Destinations

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
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
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
Wine, Wildlife and Wonderous Landscapes Is wine and sun your favourite combination? Then you must make sure to spend some time in Marlborough while backpacking around New Zealand. The region gives you
The Must-Dos in Cromwell Only 50 minutes from Queenstown, the little town of Cromwell is your alternative lakeside hotspot. Known for its fruit production, Cromwell is not only a great place to sample
The Wilderness of the West Coast You can’t stay in the Kahurangi National Park, in the north of the West Coast, for just one day. No seriously, there are so many multi-day walks, mountain biking
What to Do and Where to Visit in the South of the South Island? If Southland is anything, it is full of character multiple towns claiming to be the ‘capital’ of obscure things, like sausag
The Must-Dos in Abel Tasman Golden sand beaches, lush native forest, marine wildlife… How are you going to explore it all? In this list, we’ll go through all the amazing things to do in th
What to Do in Geraldine: Canterbury’s Adventure Capital! Most would describe Geraldine as a quaint rural town, but we stand by claiming this Canterbury town as the region’s “adventur
The Southern Alps Starts Here! This adventure playground covering 102,000ha (252,047 acres) has mountain biking, hiking, boating, mountaineering and skiing. Nelson Lakes National Park is the beginning
What’s a Backpacker to Do in the Beautiful Wanaka? The autumn leaves reflecting off of the lake or the snow-capped mountains visible not so far in the distance makes Wanaka one of the most pictu
Have a Whale of a Time in Kaikoura! The adventure in Kaikoura extends from the Inland and Seaward Kaikoura mountain ranges all the way out into the Pacific Ocean. One day, you could be hiking on top o
Natural Attractions in Golden Bay That Will Blow Your Mind! Over the Takaka Hill lies a land full of weird and wonderful natural features. Limestone rocks have created natural mazes. Caves exist with
The Must-Dos in Westport: A Cool Coastal Town on the West Coast The oldest town of the West Coast of the South Island, Westport is rich in history and boasts epic natural landscapes to explore on all