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Zealandia in Wellington - Day 77

Zealandia in Wellington – Day 77<p>The wildlife sanctuary of Zealandia!<p>Today we are checking out Zealandia Ecosanctuary in Wellington as part of our 365 …

Weta Workshop Tours in Wellington - Day 76

Weta Workshop Tours in Wellington – Day 76<p>The Weta Workshop Tour and the Thunderbirds Are Go Tour!<p>It’s a double whammy today on New Zealand’s BIGGEST …

What is the Weather Like in New Zealand?

January<p>January is in the middle of summer in New Zealand and an extremely popular time to travel New Zealand. The weather is usually warm with long …

How to Choose the Best Laptop for Backpacking

Battery life<p>Perhaps one of the most important criteria when choosing a laptop for backpacking is its battery life. When staying in hostels, holiday …

Te Papa Museum in Wellington - Day 75

Te Papa Museum in Wellington – Day 75<p>Checking out Te Papa Museum<p>On today’s episode of New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year where we’re doing 365 Days: 365 …

10 Seriously Spooky and Haunted Places in New Zealand

1. Ghost Town – Tangarakau<p>Let’s start with a place so spooky in New Zealand that it’s even called Ghost Town. Signs to the town of Tangarakau say: …

New Zealand Parliament Tour - Day 74

New Zealand Parliament Tour – Day 74<p>Beehive and Parliament Tour in Wellington<p>Today we are arriving in Wellington on New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year …

10 Essential New Zealand Travel Tips

1. Always have extra layers with you<p>A famous saying in New Zealand is “Four Seasons in a Day”, meaning the weather changes so often in New Zealand …

Taua Tapu Track in Wellington - Day 73

Taua Tapu Track in Wellington – Day 73<p>The Taua Tapu Track in Plimmerton<p>Today we are taking on the Taua Tapu Track in Plimmerton, which is a free …

Travel by Campervan in New Zealand: The Ultimate Guide

Can you legally drive in New Zealand?<p><b>Driving License</b><p>First things first, can you legally drive in New Zealand? To drive any vehicle up to a motorhome …

Adrenalin Forest in Wellington - Day 72

Adrenalin Forest in Wellington – Day 72<p>Swinging, ziplining and climbing in Adrenalin Forest!<p>On today’s episode of New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year …

5 New Zealand Features that Inspired Avatar

1. The Maori culture<p>Indigenous cultures are a huge theme in the Avatar movies. Avatar creator, James Cameron, has said this was partly inspired by …

Queen Elizabeth Park in Kapiti - Day 71

Queen Elizabeth Park in Kapiti – Day 71<p>Walking in Queen Elizabeth Park<p>Today we are on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand as part of the New Zealand’s …

How to Travel New Zealand in Your 20s

See New Zealand as a working holidaymaker<p>Instead of blowing all your money on one short and expensive holiday, getting a working holiday visa for New …

Clay Bird Shooting at Makoura Lodge - Day 70

Clay Bird Shooting at Makoura Lodge – Day 70<p>Clay Bird Shooting in Manawatu<p>This morning we are squeezing in our last activity at Makoura Lodge, clay …

10 Super Unique Things in New Zealand

1. The birds<p>Let’s start with the obvious! The most unique thing about New Zealand has to be its wildlife, especially the birds. Many of New Zealand’s …

Horse Trekking at Makoura Lodge - Day 69

Horse Trekking at Makoura Lodge – Day 69<p>Horse Riding at Makoura Lodge<p>Today’s activity on New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year is horse trekking at Makoura …

Travel By Car in New Zealand: The Ultimate Guide

What you need to drive in New Zealand<p>Are you able to drive in New Zealand? You can legally drive in New Zealand if you have a full valid driving …

What it's Really Like to Freedom Camp in New Zealand

Where can you freedom camp in New Zealand?<p>The easiest way to talk about where you can freedom camp in New Zealand is to talk about whether you have a …

Te Apiti Wind Farm & Manawatu Gorge - Day 67

Te Apiti Wind Farm & Manawatu Gorge – Day 67<p>Giant wind turbines and walks in the Manawatu Gorge Forest<p>Today’s activities on New Zealand’s Biggest Gap …

Complete Guide: First Week of a New Zealand Working Holiday

Day 1 of a working holiday in New Zealand<p><b>Get Over the Jet Lag</b><p>Welcome to New Zealand! First things first, you need to get over your jet lag. Before …

An Action-Packed Day in Palmerston North - Day 66

An Action-Packed Day in Palmerston North – Day 66<p>Exploring Palmerston North!<p>On today’s episode of New Zealand’s BIGGEST Gap Year, we are doing it all …

10 Simple Ways to Get Over Jet Lag

1. Be active as soon as you land<p>The best way to get over jet lag quickly is to be active on the very first day that you land in New Zealand. If it’s …

10 NYE Events in New Zealand You Can't Miss!

1. AUM New Year’s Eve Festival<p>Of course, there are loads of NYE events happening all over Auckland. Travel one hour north of the city centre and …

Kite Landboarding with Wind Warrior - Day 65

Kite Landboarding with Wind Warrior – Day 65<p>Kite Landboarding on Foxton Beach<p>Today on New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year, we are trying out Kite …

5 Must Join Facebook Groups for Backpackers in New Zealand

1. Backpacking New Zealand<p>With more than 24,000 members (at time of writing), Backpacking New Zealand is the biggest Facebook Group for backpackers …

Taihape: Gumboot Capital of New Zealand - Day 64

Taihape: Gumboot Capital of New Zealand – Day 64<p>Gumboot throwing and climbing Mt Stewart<p>Today on New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year where we are doing …

15 Simple Tips to Kill It on Backpacking Facebook Groups

1. Ask specific questions<p>“I’m coming to New Zealand next week. Where shall I go?” This type of question is too vague, too generic and would take …

National Army Museum - Day 63

National Army Museum – Day 63<p>The New Zealand National Army Museum<p>Today on New Zealand’s Biggest Gap Year where we are doing 365 Days: 365 Activities, …

The Essential Guide to Renting a Campervan in New Zealand

Campervan rental restrictions<p>While there are not that many restrictions for renting a campervan in New Zealand, here are a couple that may affect you.<p>…