EXPLORE NEW ZEALAND
Most travelers who have visited New Zealand say that it’s, hands down, the most beautiful place they’ve ever seen. After living, working, and traveling in New Zealand for more than a year, I can say with absolute certainty that it’s one of my favorite places on earth.
Whether you’re coming to play out your own Lord of the Rings fantasy or simply explore the breathtaking landscapes, Kiwis have a rich and interesting culture that welcomes you and makes you feel like you’re right at home. Come to experience exciting outdoor activities in Queenstown, like bungee jumping, jetboating, rock climbing, biking, zorbing, ice-luging, horse-trekking, and cave rafting (to name a few). Explore the nightlife of Wellington, and drive your way through the lush northand of the north island. You won’t regret it.
Map of New Zealand
Cities in New Zealand
New Zealand Travel Tips
- Where to Stay in Wellington: Nomads Capital Backpackers
- Fergburger: The Best Burger in New Zealand
- 20 Killer Photos of New Zealand
Things to Do in New Zealand
New Zealand Blog Posts
Stepping onto the ledge, looking down beyond my naked body, a yellow raft eagerly awaited my descent. 43 meters below, the Kawarau River glared back at me, seemingly taunting my nerves. I wore only a pair of socks and my New Balance trainers; the towel had been removed from my waist, baring all, and a […]Read More
It’s one of the most stunning places on the face of the earth. New Zealand boasts volcanoes, placid lakes, rolling hills, opulent beaches, remarkable mountain ranges and delicious food to boot. These 20 photos of New Zealand demonstrate 20 good reasons why it’s one of my favorite places in the world. Just look and see for […]Read More
Seemingly walking further and further into the jungle, a vast clearing came into view, the ground covered only by rocks and boulders. We were surrounded by lush greenery on either side. The mountains dwarfed their valley and any person walking through it. The early morning sun was shielded by the mountains. Though it was daytime, […]Read More
Gisborne is the most easterly city in the world, meaning it’s the first city to welcome the sun every day, and the New Year every year! From Wellington, Gisborne is about a seven hour drive. Hitch-hiking, though, turned this journey into more of an adventure. My friend, Gabriel, and I, on our way to the Rhythm […]Read More
Just a 30 minute ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island is a city-goer’s paradisaical retreat. Affectionately known as “The Island of Wine,” Waiheke is dotted with award-winning vineyards, sumptuous beaches and rolling green hills. The landscape is pure and vast and, on a sunny day, Waiheke screams bliss. With less than 10,000 residents, this quaint little island, […]Read More
Everybody loves a bit of wine. Pick your poison–a full bodied Pinot, a smooth Savvie with a kick or maybe a light and fruity Rosé. Whatever you’re after, Amisfield does it well. Central Otago is most well known for their Pinot Noirs but Amisfield’s award winning selection of both reds and whites prove that these […]Read More
Blog Posts From Australia
With trendy coffee shops, pristine ocean, outback desert, unique wildlife, delicious beer, and a plethora of adventure activities, there’s almost no place better to go backpacking than Australia. It was the first country I traveled solo, and I spent 15 months backpacking and working my way through the cities, beaches, small towns, and outback of what […]
Between the years of 2010 and 2011, I spent my time living, working, traveling and photographing in Australia. I explored the entire eastern half of the continent, which subsequently sparked my wanderlust. Aside from the memories, these 20 photos are about the only things I have left to show for my time there. And I […]
At this point, I’ve been almost everywhere along the east coast of Australia. This includes every place you should visit and every place nobody ever should. Over nine weeks I backpacked my way through 22 cities and towns from Sydney, NSW to Cairns, QLD. This means I only got to spend a few days in […]
I spent a full year traveling and staying in some of the best hostels in Australia. In that time, I came across some exceptional accommodation options, and have learned how sophisticated and extensive the hostelling network in Australia really is. If you’re traveling around down under and aren’t sure where to stay, this list will give you some […]
Planning a backpacking trip to Australia can be a big endeavor. Despite reading a guidebook from cover to cover, there are some things you just won’t find out until you’re actually on the ground. These are the 14 things I wish I knew before traveling to Australia.
One of the most rugged, least explored and least visited states in Australia, Tasmania is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Located ten hours by ferry from Melbourne, this is Australia’s only island state. As one of the most “natural” states Down Under, it’s home to vast expanses of wilderness and remote nature reserves. No less […]