Traveling around New Zealand, you’ll find a wide range of hostels in this small country: decrepit, run-down chains; modern conglomerates; quirky, little family-owned places; hip, modern flashpacker hostels, and everything in between. And, during my time there, I tried to stay at as many as I could, often changing hostels every night to accomplish this […]
New Zealand is one of my favorite countries in the world. Everyone will find something to enjoy in this country filled with adventure and wildlife. Here is a list of thirteen places to visit and things to see and do when you travel here next, including practical tips and links to other resources too!
Fiordland is one of the most unbelievably beautiful places to immerse yourself in New Zealand’s incredible nature. Seeing it all by seaplane is a special experience…even if you’re afraid of heights, like me.
The Tongariro Crossing is considered the best one day hike in New Zealand. It is a 19.4km hike that takes you through the area where they filmed Mordor in Lord of the Rings. It’s a mostly easy walk, though there are a few places where the ascent and descent is pretty steep. Moreover, if you […]
Even with a favorable exchange rate, New Zealand is an expensive country. If you’re going to backpack here, be prepared to spend your money. That said, I offer some tips in this post on how you can cut expenses in order to make it work on a budget.
Backpacker buses are popular in New Zealand. These buses offer a hop-on/hop-off service that allows travelers the flexibility to go at their own pace with the convenience of having travel and activities organized for them. In this post, I review my experience on two of the most popular ones: The Kiwi Experience and Stray.