Backpacking in New Zealand

Countries  »  New Zealand

New Zealand Working Holiday Package
This deal includes flights and dedicated job assistance for a year
A Complete Guide to New Zealand
Everything you need to know about this stunning country
A 24-Day Tour of the North and South Islands
This is the most immersive New Zealand experience possible
Need an Adrenaline Fix? NZ provides!
The top ten activities for thrill-seekers
Get There

Backpacking in New Zealand, which is located in the region of Oceania, is epic. It’s a top place to go either on a round the world gap year or a standalone destination in its own right.

Gap year travellers often treat New Zealand like a giant theme-park, hopping from place to place and cramming in as many adventure activities as possible in a short space of time. If you want to bungee jump, climb, kayak, raft, skydive or zorb, then New Zealand has it all.

New Zealand is famous for its natural beauty: snowcapped glaciers and jagged mountains; crystal clear lakes feeding into raging rivers; bright beaches and warm seas. Throw in a bubbling-pot of volcanic activity and you get some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. Lord of the Rings was filmed here for a reason!

What are you waiting for? Get the adrenaline pumping and make it happen...

Fly to New Zealand

Check out these flights to New Zealand:

Pure Pacific

Kiwi Flyer

Kiwi Flyer

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With its eye-popping scenery and endless opportunity for adventure, New Zealand is one of the best countries in Oceania - and indeed the world - to take a tour. This is a fully Westernised country, meaning it's very easy to travel independently, but on a tour you'll be sharing the awesome experience with others, and making friends for life along the way.

New Zealand Tours

Check out these tours in New Zealand:

Explore the Bay of Islands

New Zealand Encompassed

New Zealand Encompassed

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Advice and Articles

Many a backpacker has ventured to New Zealand and returned with epic tales and invaluable advice, and we have a very large portion on this site. Have a look at the articles below for tips and information, and if there is a question which hasn't been answered just hop onto the message boards and fire it out there.

New Zealand Articles

Complete Guide to New Zealand

Au Pairing in new Zealand

Au Pairing in new Zealand

Things to See in Hobbiton

New Zealand for Adrenaline Junkies

New Zealand for Adrenaline Junkies

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