A backpacking adventure or working holiday in New Zealand will inspire you. From amazing cities to white beaches and much more all within reach.

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Explore epic New Zealand experiences

Auckland
Waiheke Island, Auckland

By Miles Holden

Rotorua
Maori culture, Rotorua

By Adam Bryce

Bay of Plenty
The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty

By Adam Bryce

Queenstown
Shotover Jet, Queenstown

By Shotover Jet

Southland
Fiordland, Southland

By Adam Bryce

West Coast
Glaciers, West Coast

By @latomkins

DISCOVER EXPERIENCES IN NORTHLAND

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Highlights

  • Explore diversely beautiful beaches
  • Visit historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Take a boat cruise & swim with dolphins
Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland & Bay of Islands

Discover the subtropical Northland region of New Zealand.

DISCOVER EXPERIENCES IN AUCKLAND

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Highlights

  • Explore Waiheke Island's vineyards
  • Go shopping and enjoy great food
  • Half an hour to beaches & hiking trails
Auckland

Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city.

DISCOVER EXPERIENCES IN THE WAIKATO

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Highlights

  • Peek through 44 hobbit holes
  • Explore underground caves in Waitomo
  • Learn to surf at Raglan Beach
Hamilton - Waikato

Hamilton - Waikato

Discover the real Middle‑earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set.

DISCOVER EXPERIENCES IN ROTORUA

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Highlights

  • Learn local culture at a Maori village
  • Witness NZ's tallest geyser at Te Puia
  • Hike and bike through the Redwood Forest
Rotorua

Rotorua

Discover bubbling geothermal activity and Maori culture.

DISCOVER EXPERIENCES IN THE COROMANDEL

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Highlights

  • Explore pristine beaches
  • Go snorkelling or scuba diving
  • Go on kayaking adventures
The Coromandel

The Coromandel

The Coromandel is known for its laid back vibe.

DISCOVER EXPERIENCES IN QUEENSTOWN

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Highlights

  • Jet-boat through scenic canyons
  • Ride up the gondola for epic views
  • Experience the thrill of a bungy jump
Queenstown

Queenstown

Choose your adventures in this 4-season lake & alpine town.

Discover experiences in Fiordland

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Highlights

  • Hike 3 of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks
  • Take a boat cruise to explore the Sounds
  • Go kayaking & see rare wildlife up close
Fiordland

Fiordland

Fiordland is one of the most dramatic parts of New Zealand.

DISCOVER THE WEST COAST

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Highlights

  • Hike on Fox and Franz Josef glaciers
  • Cycle the West Coast Wilderness Trail
  • See the ancient Punakaiki Pancake Rocks
West Coast

West Coast

A wild place of rivers, rainforests and glaciers.

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