Category: About NZ

All about New Zealand: NZ weather, maps, destinations, culture, history, geography and more. Everything you need to know before your New Zealand travel begins.

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.

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...

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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.

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Things to know about New Zealand before you arrive

You won't find these facts in the average guidebook, but believe us - you need to know these things about New Zealand before you arrive in the country. Don't say we didn't warn you!

Backpacker Bus - North Island

How the North Island got its name

Find out the story behind the Māori name for the North Island: Te Ika-a-Maui.