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WWOOFing in New Zealand

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During an extended tour of New Zealand, I decided I wanted to spend some time WWOOFing. I chose to revisit Franz Josef after enjoying my time on the Kiwi Experience tour which took us along the West Coast of the South Island, and realised this tiny glacier town hadn’t seen the last of me. If you’re looking for where to WWOOF in New Zealand, check out what Franz Josef has to offer!  Continue Reading

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Kiwi Experience South Island Tour: Otago & Canterbury

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Moving away from the West Coast, I continued my Kiwi Experience South Island tour as we headed towards Wanaka, and onwards to Queenstown. There’s a lot of hype about this destination dubbed the backpacker capital. Let’s see how it lived up to expectations, and how we spent the rest of our time visiting “the 8th Wonder of the World” Milford Sound, Lake Tekapo, and ending up in the delightful city of Christchurch!
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Kiwi Experience West Coast Itinerary

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Thinking about taking the Kiwi Experience bus tour? Here’s all you need to know about the stops and itinerary of the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand from Abel Tasman to Wanaka.

It’s fair to say that the South Island is considerably more stunning than the north (sorry northerners!). It seems that the south is all about the outdoors, nature, and extreme sports while the north is more about history, culture and a more urban life. It’s all personal preference really, but I can see why it’s recommended to spend longer in the South Island.

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Kiwi Experience North Island Itinerary: Auckland to Wellington

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For many backpackers the favourite way to get around New Zealand is through the Kiwi Experience. I signed up for the Sheepdog Pass to take me from Auckland to Christchurch using the hop-on hop-off travel approach over 8 days exploring all sorts along the way! Check out the Kiwi Experience North Island Itinerary

 

and here you can find just how it went on the North Island leg of our trip. From the cosmopolitan Auckland down to the cultural Wellington plus some incredible spots in between, you can be sure that the North Island of New Zealand has incredible scenery and exhilarating activities to suit every backpacker!

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4 Days In Auckland On A Budget

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Kia Ora from Auckland! As the most expensive and busiest city of New Zealand, it can be easy to burn your budget in a few short days. Here you can find the best activities to cover 4 days in Auckland from wandering the city and cultural areas, plus a few unique activities along the way – all for under $30! Continue Reading