Nov 012010
Wellington “Best Little Capital in the World” : Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2011

Tweet Lonely Planet has named Wellington 4th in the top ten cities of the world to visit in 2011.  According to Lonely Planet : With its quaint wooden houses tumbling down a ring of hills to the city centre, clustered on reclaimed land around the glittering harbour, in ‘100% Pure New Zealand’, the country’s most [read more…]

Oct 262010

Tweet Free lift passes, working in the great outdoors, unlimited time to ski the fresh powder?  Get real. Rumours had it that a position for shop staff in Queenstown had people queueing along the street for an interview during the 2010 season.  As well as fruit picking, working a ski season is one of the [read more…]

Oct 262010

Tweet WWOOfing is a worldwide scheme to allow people to volunteer on an organic farm in return for accommodation and often food.  WWOOfing in Zealand is an ideal opportunity for backpackers, and working holiday visa holders to experience working and living on organic farms, market gardens, sustainable living projects and community projects. To participate in [read more…]

Oct 262010

Tweet Seasonal working is what many backpackers will end up doing during their gap year, or working holiday visa duration in New Zealand.  For most people, seasonal working either falls into one of two areas : Fruit Picking, or working on the ski fields.  This guide will detail the fruit picking side of seasonal working. [read more…]

Oct 132010
Guide to buying a used backpacking car or campervan in New Zealand

Tweet Although it may seem crazy for a lot of countries, many long term budget travellers and backpackers in New Zealand buy used cars or campervans (motorhomes or smaller) to get around. There’s a huge choice of vehicles imported from Japan, auto and manual, diesel and petrol, and cars and vans. Optional (but recommended) insurance [read more…]