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T20 Cricket Summer 2020 – 2021

Whether played in the backyard, or at the beach, on TV or the radio, cricket is the quintessential ingredient for a good old-fashioned Kiwi summer. Support for the national side – the New Zealand BLACKCAPS – remains strong, even in the face of inconsistent form.

One-day matches are the most popular version of the game,

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Lifestyle events in Auckland – Spring 2020

In Auckland, you’ll find a city rich in diverse cultures, friendly people and a huge range of things to see and do. There’s no shortage of activities to enjoy over the colder months, but ask any Aucklander and they’ll tell you that nothing beats our summer.  Our great lifestyle is one of the main reasons people are drawn to Auckland.

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Concerts and Theatre in Auckland – Spring 2020

The festival spirit is here in Auckland and there’s a whole lot of events coming up for you to let loose and enjoy, kick 2020 in the behind and join the party. Your favorite artists coming to town, watch them perform and make new memories with the beats along with your friends and family.

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All Blacks vs Australia – Sunday 18 October

The dates for the two Bledisloe Cup tests in New Zealand have been confirmed by New Zealand Rugby, with the All Blacks to play the Wallabies at Wellington’s Sky Stadium on Sunday October, 11 and a week later at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday October, 18th.

With the New Zealand election on Saturday October 17, the Eden Park test will not clash with election night,

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Welcoming budget accommodation groups to Auckland

Budget groups often struggle to find good quality affordable accommodation in the heart of any city – let alone the Auckland CBD. There are certainly options of renting self contained apartments or whole houses, but few are located right in the city centre and most options are limited to 2-4 bedrooms and therefore are not really suitable for groups.

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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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