Destination Canterbury: Overview. Bordered on the west by the majestic Southern Alps and the east by the Pacific Ocean, Canterbury offers up a huge variety of landscapes and activities for the backpacker or budget traveller. It’s a region that offers as much to pastoral wanderers as it does to more cosmopolitan folk, a cozy yet astonishingly
Destination Northland: Overview. New Zealand’s Northland Region of the North Island begs to be explored on your trip to the Land of the Long White Cloud. A combination of golden beaches, secluded coves, breathtaking seascapes, ancient forests and heaps of activities to cater to all budgets makes Northland one of NZ’s most backpacker friendly spots.
Destination Rotorua: Overview. It’s not a road sign, nor information center that makes travelers realize they’ve arrived in Rotorua. It’s the stench of sulphur. It hits visitors long before they arrive in the city and while it may be the kind of scent people usually try to avoid, the reason behind this smell is what
Destination East Coast: Overview. Stretching from Tauranga in Bay of Plenty to Hastings in Hawkes Bay, our East Coast section is packed with some of New Zealand’s best beaches, most delectable fruits and most popular wineries. Towns like Mount Maunganui and Whakatane are major summer holiday destinations for Kiwis, backpackers and cruise patrons alike. Both
Being based in Queenstown on the South Island means we get out to explore the surrounding hills and mountains as much as possible. There is quite simply a wealth of hiking and biking opportunities in the greater Queenstown region – we recently listed some of our favorite Queenstown day walks here. Whether you want an
On February 22nd, 2011, Christchurch was hit by one of the most devastiting earthquakes in New Zealand’s history. As a result of the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, much of the CBD was inaccessible to the public. The Re:Start Container Mall was built in an attempt to kickstart the local economy and offer a temporary space