New Zealand

5 Reasons NOT to visit New Zealand

1. You’re at risk of turning into a Hobbit. You can actually go and visit the Hobbiton movie set from the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy and Hobbit films. And OMG, is it just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen! So cute in fact, that you’ll want to move in and live in one […]

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Kia Ora! How well do you know Māori?

In honour of  Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), we’re going to put your lingual skills to the test and see if you can guess these key Māori words & phrases correctly. Comment below with your translations and if you’re right, you’ll receive a little something* from the Backpacker Deals team… *an […]

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New Zealand is more than just Kiwis and Hobbits

We all know a New Zealander, and we all know that they’re usually confident their country is the best in the world. Having travelled here twice and now lived here for 9 months, I must say, I can see their point. Of course, they’re fairly good at rugby, they have quite endearing accents and little […]

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8 Ultimate Adrenaline Activities in New Zealand

New Zealand is the ultimate adventure playground for adrenaline junkies. The Land of the Long White Cloud offers many opportunities to zoom down a mountain, ride a raging river, jump out of a plane, soar through the air or just generally get your thrill on. With numerous excellent adventure tour companies offering adrenaline experiences, it’s […]

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Agroventures – A Land of Crazy Fun in Rotorua

Rotorua, based on the north island of New Zealand with its iconic hot pools surrounding Lake Rotorua, is not just a treat for the eyes. Sightseeing and walking are fantastic past times in this beautiful New Zealand town, but you’re also free to enjoy the many exciting adrenaline activities that are on offer within close […]

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Interislander – From Picton to Wellington

Following our epic journey around the south island of New Zealand, discovering uniquely beautiful towns, high-rising mountains and stunning hidden beaches, I was excited to be boarding the Interislander ferry from Picton and making our way over the Cook Strait, with our campervan, to Wellington on the north island. I felt a similar feeling of […]

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