YHA Queenstown Central in New Zealand – Hostels for Backpackers

YHA Queenstown Central Resting between Wakatipu Lake and Shotover Street, right in the heart of the resort town of Queenstown in New Zealand, is this charming YHA property. Set a stone’s throw away from the town’s entertainment, guests will have easy access to cafes, bars, restaurants, and the waterfront. YHA Queenstown Central is well-known as […]

Hiking gear and a city girls first time hiking in New Zealand

Q: Hello, I’m coming to New Zealand for a few months and would love to do some hiking while I’m there. I love Lord of the Rings and it would be awesome to walk around some of these beautiful places. But not too sure what I should pack, I’m a city girl and the hiking […]

Nine Great Walks for Backpackers in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of incredible landscape and scenery. The geography takes on a life of its own and is considered by many backpackers to be the true ‘wildlife’ of the country. There is no better way to engage with nature and the incredible scenery than hiking, trekking or rambling. New Zealand has many […]

Why New Zealand is the best place to take a Gap year!

Gap Years in New Zealand There are essentially three rules in life. Rule 1 – don’t panic. Rule 2 – don’t PANIC! Rule 3 – DON’T PA…. well I think you get the idea. The same applies to taking a GAP YEAR. Whether you’re leaving school and this is your first time away from home; […]