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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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Winter is here!

We are in full force of our winter and we all have the feels. At least we all have Game of Thrones to lighten our lives up a little. Also on the plus side for anyone planning on doing some snowboarding/skiing this year, it’s going to be treat 🙂

Happy winter all 🙂

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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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