Backpacker Guide to New Zealand

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It is not the shortest day walk in New Zealand, but definitely the most exciting one. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing will bring you deep into the heart of this National Park and dual World Heritage Site. You will see ancient volcanoes and amazing blue and green lakes during this 19,4 km hike. In this blog, …

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So you are planning a trip to New Zealand. Good on you! You have to take care of a lot of things before you set on a plane. One of them is finding out whether or not you need a visa for New Zealand. You don’t want to be held up at immigration when you …

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This is your guide to the Adventure Capital of the world, Queenstown. Even if you don’t fancy sky diving, bungee-jumping or white water rafting, you will find something of your liking. Queenstown is a great place for everybody. Hikers, bikers, and thrill-seekers will enjoy this magnificent place at Wakatipu lake Queenstown Shirts Queenstown at Lake …

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The Eighth Wonder of the World, as people like to refer to Milford Sound, has amazing scenery and wildlife. It is quite a drive from Te Anau or Queenstown but well worth the effort. Beware! It rains a lot, so blue skies are not a given. Pack your raincoat and sturdy shoes and you are …

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Is unmatched alpine scenery, high mountains, rugged land of ice and rock your thing? Then you are in the right place at the base of Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand. Put your hiking boots on and enjoy spectacular views.  Read our top 5 activities in and around Mount Cook village.  Mount Cook …

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Once you hit the ferry from Wellington to Picton you set foot in another world. One with golden beaches, snow-capped mountains, deep fjords, and endless wineries. Plenty of adventures are waiting for you. A must-do is the Abel Tasman National Park. We will tell you why and add 4 must do’s in this gorgeous region. …

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The Bay of Islands is a 3-hour drive from Auckland and has much to over for people of all ages. It is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history. Visit historic sights, find small and secluded beaches, go sailing on a tall ship or enjoy a tasty meal in one of the …

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Yes, we know! You have to drive quite a bit to get to the northernmost point of New Zealand. But we think it is worth it. When you have a bit of time on your hands, do not skip Cape Reinga. It is a magical place with tons of history and amazing views. Walk to …

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Let your New Zealand adventure begin… in Auckland City! After a long flight, at least for most of us, you will arrive at the International Airport of New Zealand in Auckland. Get some rest, deal with your jetlag and hop on a bus or train to the city center. There is plenty to explore. Auckland …

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