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Useful Websites for a Working Holiday and Backpacking in New Zealand

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Websites You Need to Know About in New Zealand

Apart from, where we’ve tried to do a good job on giving you all there is to know about backpacking in New Zealand, there just might be some other websites worth knowing about for travelling, working and living in New Zealand. So what are the useful websites for a working holiday or backpacking in New Zealand?

Boring legal note: we do not endorse the point of views expressed in any of these websites’ articles. This list is merely to help you guys out.

For helpful tips, check out our 10 Essential New Zealand Travel Tips, as well as The New Zealand Working Holiday Visa: Everything You Need to Know!

Ok, we might be a little biased by putting our website at the top. is the ultimate resource for travelling in New Zealand. If you don’t know where to begin, then we suggest starting with our 30 Tips for Backpacking in New Zealand.

Here are the links: Our Facebook and our YouTube Channel.

Find a flat, buy a car, or apply for a job. You will use this website for your working holiday needs.

The official website of Tourism New Zealand.

The website of the Department of Conservation (DoC), for walking tracks, national parks and conservation-related information. See our article to learn more about who DoC are.

The best portal to get started with the best hikes of your life. Learn about the Great Walks of New Zealand here.

Radio New Zealand

New Zealand’s most trusted news source.,

Find a business or a person in New Zealand.

For an up-to-date weather forecast.

Don’t know where to start your working holiday in New Zealand? Start here.

New Zealand Post will take care of all your mail and parcel needs in NZ.,,,

Get familiar with your landing airport.

The New Zealand Transport Agency website is your best resource for all road, car, and public transport needs.

Any event, any place in New Zealand, any time of the year. Find a gig for any night of your gap year in New Zealand on this website.

For More Website-based Information…

Check out real-life stories from people have travelled in New Zealand. Here are the list of blogs we love.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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