New Zealand Travel & Backpacking Guide

Explore New Zealand

Widely renowned as the adventure capital of the world, New Zealand is an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true.

It’s rugged and varied terrain is sparsely populated and largely untouched.

With ridiculous views and insane landscapes right on everyone’s doorsteps, it’s not surprising that Kiwi’s are some of the most active people you’ll meet.

Hiking, biking, trekking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, running, paragliding, kayaking…it’s all on offer here. Do it in the mountains, the lakes, the coast, the fjords, on the glaciers or the rolling hills. Scuba dive in the warm summers of the subtropical Bay Of Islands, or ski the 56 ski fields in the winter.

The only thing that really matters here, is getting out there.

Hiking To A Natural Hot Pool In New Zealand’s Southern Alps

The Copland River leading up the valley towards Welcome Flat

Nestled into the side of the Southern Alps, lies the best natural hot tub you’ve ever seen. The entry fee is paid in hours hiked, as the only way to access this hidden natural beauty is via a deceptively gruelling 18km walking track. But it’s well worth the effort…

5 Short Day Walks That’ll Make You Want To Visit New Zealand

taking a dip in lake Tarawera - that perfect spot where natural hot springs meet the cool waters of the lake

Only in New Zealand could you bathe in a natural hot spring one day, and marvel at towering glaciers the next. Mountains, forest, beaches…this relatively small country has it all. Here’s my pick of 5 of the best short day hikes New Zealand has to offer.

11 Things To Do In Wanaka That Aren’t Puzzling World

bike along the clutha river in autumn

Need some ideas for things to do in Wanaka that aren’t Puzzling World? Here’s 11 of the very best.

9 Things To Know When Planning A Trip To New Zealand

Bobs Cove, Glenorchy

Preparing for your trip to New Zealand? Awesome! I’ve been in love with this insanely beautiful country since I came here 3 years ago. Here are some things you should know what will make your trip to New Zealand even better.

All The Ways That New Zealands Department Of Conservation Are Just Awesome

Start Of The Heaphy Great Walk Track

New Zealands backcountry is some of the best in the world. Charged with the difficult task of preserving that and making it accessible to everyone, is the Department Of Conservation…

The 5 Best Hikes On The South Island Of New Zealand That You Didn’t Know About

best multi day hikes on nz south island

From walking on glaciers, to relaxing in natural hot springs, to the most star filled skies you’ll ever see. New Zealands South Island has you covered! Here’s 5 of the best overnight hikes NZ has to offer.

The Ultimate Guide To Freedom Camping in New Zealand

freedom camping new zealand nz

Freedom camping is one of the best ways to see New Zealand on a budget. This is the Ultimate Guide To Freedom Camping In New Zealand, where I’ll be covering what freedom camping is, showing you the best tools and websites for finding awesome free camping spots and giving essential packing advice for your next trip […]