Backpacking New Zealand is made so easy thanks to a great bus service and easy hitch hikings opportunities.
If you have time, we strongly suggest exploring both the north and south island to get a real flavour of what this country has to offer. From world class hikes and adrenaline-fuelled sports, to stunning crystal waters and permaculture havens.
The Māori culture is still very much alive and will be evident in all parts of New Zealand.
Must read: Our favorite hostels in New Zealand with best backpacking itinerary
As it’s an English speaking country (predominantly), it’s a great choice for first time travellers and solo travellers.
Long-term traveller? Head to Australia and Bali on your route home. Let these guides convince you it’s a good idea:
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