New Zealand


Having just spent the weekend in Queenstown and with quite frankly too many activities to choose from, I’ve decided to narrow down the list. So here are my top 3 adrenaline activities, ranging from the slightly hair-raising to mildly terrifying… and no, eating a Ferburger in under 30 seconds is not one of them! NUMBER […]

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Kaikoura – Where wildlife reigns supreme

It’s rare thing for a construction worker to give you a smile, particularly if you’re a gangling male like myself. Therefore you can understand my confusion when all 28 of them flashed their pearly whites at me as we weaved our way through the mountains to Kaikoura. Traffic lights, safety cones and excavators line the […]

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Is New Zealand expensive for backpackers?

Earlier this year, it cost $7.49 to buy a single avocado in New Zealand. Yes, ONE. That’s the equivalent of £4 or €4.50. For the same price you could buy yourself 12 pints of beer in Panama, 24 Kit Kats in India, or even 4kg of Spaghetti in Italy. Personally, the idea of eating and […]

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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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