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Things to do and see in Auckland

Auckland is a fantastic city, it is vibrant, cultural, fun and beautiful. We love it! It is not just a city for locals, there are so many things for visitors to do, even with a small window of time. We at the Attic Backpackers have put together a list of things to do and see in Auckland.

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6 South Island Hiking Destinations for Backpackers

New Zealand is famed for its many magnificent backpacking destinations, so to help you choose where to go check out our list of the top 6 South Island Hiking Destinations for Backpackers.

The Mount Cook National Park has perhaps the best overnight hiking track. The Mueller Hut Route follows a three-mile hike up from the valley floor along a zig-zag switchback trail up a scree slope.

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The Big Move

Making the decision to leave home and explore the world for the first time is almost always a hard one. You’ll be leaving behind your friends, your family, everything you’ve ever known – all in exchange for new places, new people, and new cultures. It can be daunting, and exhilarating,

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The Great South Island Bike Trek

The Great South Island Bike Trek


Biking throughout the world can’t get any more epic than in New Zealand, or more beautiful. On a bike you are at the center of the action; watching natural ever-changing beauty, breathing that mountain fresh air in your lungs,

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Destination: Taupo

Taupo is a popular stop on the North Island and for good reason. There are endless options for how you can spend your day – rain or shine! Here are a couple of our favorites

 

Huka Falls: Talk a stroll through the city to the crystal clear Huka Falls.

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Destination: Matamata

When visiting New Zealand most people will make a stop in Matamata. Ugh hello! Hobbiton!? After travellers tick this off their list it’s standard to pass through to (supposedly) bigger and better destinations.
Recently I spent a couple of days based out of Matamata and I was pleasantly surprised by how close it is to some relatively low key super awesome attractions.

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The Change from England to New Zealand.

When you’re moving to another country it can always be daunting, especially for your first time living in another country, let alone getting out your country for the first time. Our manager gave us an insight on what his experience was like.

When the first thought came around of moving to another country I thought it was next to impossible,

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What People Don’t Tell You About Skydiving:

  1. You can’t physically throw up when you’re that scared so you can’t use your hangover as an excuse to get out of it. You might throw up afterwards though.
  2. You will be strapped into the lap of a beautiful, usually foreign, stranger that chases summer so they can do this all year long.

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Weekend trips From Auckland

One of the best things about Auckland it’s in such close proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches, cutest towns, red wood and Kauri forests and more!  This is exactly what makes the big smoke a perfect base to explore the North Island! So if you fancy a little getaway but don’t have that much time off here are our tested and true mini road trips that will will have all of your friends going #travelgoals.

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