As a backpacker in New Zealand your experiences will be diverse, mixing nature and the outdoors with a splash of adventure, in a rich and pure environment.
When you’re young (or young at heart) there’s no better way to travel than with a pack on your back and a country at your feet. And if you’re looking for a place to start, there’s none better than New Zealand.
Backpack around new Zealand and your experiences will be richer, purer and more authentic than anywhere else – there’s a reason New Zealand is often labelled heaven on earth.
It’s a place where the outdoors is celebrated; where you can take a tour or head off on your own, hiking and camping along an amazing number of tracks and trails. It’s the place of the working holiday, a bit of time here, a bit of time there, catching the locals and catching the scenery.
It’s a place of the must do’s and the gotta do’s, with adventure activities abound. But it’s also the place for quietness and contemplation, meeting people, finding friends and, the big secret of New Zealand, finding yourself.
Don't know where to start? Check out The Great Backpacking Adventure Handbook (pdf), and Backpacking New Zealand Map (pdf) for all the information you need.
Backpacking New Zealand is a breeze...
Being so compact it’s easy to get around and you'll find that you will meet people from every nationality of the world as everyone tends to meet up in the same towns and cities as they travel the country.