Dreaming of an epic New Zealand backpacking adventure?

Limitless experiences. Maximum fun.

Backpack around the natural playground of New Zealand, filled with epic scenery, unique cultural experiences and amazing outdoor activities everywhere you turn.

First things first, there are no rules when it comes to backpacking in New Zealand because with so many incredible activities and experiences in one small country, you’ll never find yourself far from something fun to tick off your bucket list. Trust us. In fact, you could easily find yourself on the beach in the morning and on a glacier in the afternoon via a short two to four-hour drive – and you would probably make new friends at some point along the way.

Watch the video below for an epic North Island journey from Auckland to Wellington, and then start planning your New Zealand adventure.

A backpacking journey: Auckland to Wellington

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