Weird New Zealand foods - Eskimos

Try unique food in New Zealand

Ever heard of huhu grubs? What exactly is L&P and where can I find it? We've got answers to all your questions about the weirdest foods in New Zealand...

Auckland Harbour at night

Why you shouldn’t skip Auckland!

Planning a trip to New Zealand and thinking you'll catch the first bus out of Auckland? Think again! Auckland is the perfect place to base yourself for at least a few days. There aren’t many cities in New Zealand (in fact...

Backpacker Bus - Moeraki Boulders

10 Unusual New Zealand Travel Tips

From flat whites to spider bites, read these unusual NZ travel tips by our guest blogger, the Tiki Touring Kiwi.

Hanmer Springs Day Trip: Thermal Pools & Spa

Day tripping: Hanmer Springs

The Canterbury region has such varied landscapes it's worth spending a while exploring it on a series of day trips. Top of your list should be a Hanmer Springs day trip from Christchurch. It's the perfect getaway, year-round.

Top ten New Zealand selfie spots.

Top 10 New Zealand selfie spots

Are you a selfie addict? Come on, just admit it, we all do it and it's nothing to be ashamed of! You could take photo after photo of New Zealand's beautiful scenery, but looking back and seeing yourself in the...

Backpacker Bus - Packing for NZ trips by Arianwen Morris

How to pack for New Zealand

Wondering what to pack for New Zealand travel? Backpacking blogger Arianwen shares her best New Zealand packing tips with us.

Backpacker Bus - Cape Reinga tour

Magic moments on a Cape Reinga tour

Take a trip through history, a magical mystery tour to the tip of New Zealand, where amid sand, sea and stories you’ll find a very special place indeed.

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Why bus is the easiest way to travel round NZ

Air travel isn’t the only way to get around. Find out why travelling New Zealand by bus is the way to go!

Backpacker Bus - Glowworms in New Zealand

Glowworms in New Zealand

Ever wondered what's creating the beautiful twinkling lights inside Waitomo Caves?

Backpacker Bus - Bay of Islands couples activities

Top 10 Bay of Islands couples activities

Romance, action and adventure are waiting for you in this subtropical paradise.