Travel Hacks

18 Reasons To Travel New Zealand In 2018

By James Baker
on  June 30, 2018

Although we could sit here and reel off hundreds of reasons why backpacking in New Zealand in 2018 is probably the best thing you’ll do all year, we’ve narrowed it down to just a few…

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1) The Beaches

Miles of pristine coastline, first-class surf and hot water beaches… pure heaven!

2) The Atmosphere

You’re probably not going to want to leave.

3) You MUST Visit Hobbiton When Backpacking In New Zealand

A dream come true for every fan of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

4) The Nightlife

If dancing the night away is your jam, New Zealand’s got you covered!

5) Rotorua’s Geothermal Parks

They’ve got bubbling mud pools, stunning lakes, and that’s even before we get to the unreal Redwood Forest!

6) The Landscapes

Sometimes being in New Zealand feels a bit like being in a movie.

7) The Sunsets

Honestly, there are no words!

8) The Beer, Wine, and Food

Make sure a Fergburger is on your must-try list!

9) The Majesty of Milford Sound

Arguably the most picturesque place in the whole of New Zealand: quite the accolade given the competition.

10) Heli-Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier

A helicopter trip, a hiking adventure, a pristine glacier. What’s not to love here?!

11) The ‘OMG I Can’t Believe I Just Did That’ Opportunities

Bungee jumping, skydiving, canyoning, quad biking along riverbeds… And those are some of the shenanigans on offer to keep you busy!

12) The Wildlife

From Kaikoura’s cheeky fur seal population to dolphins, whales and more, New Zealand is a dream destination for all wildlife lovers.

13) Stargazing Around Mt Cook

Marvelling at the constellations of the night sky surrounded by the Southern Alps is a pretty unforgettable experience.

14) The Coffee

New Zealanders know how to make a top cup of coffee, that’s for sure!

15) Waitomo Glow-Worm Cave

You know when something looks too magical to actually be real? That’s definitely how we feel about the glow-worm cave.

16) The People


17) The Water Sports

Kayaking, jet boating, surfing, paddle boarding… You name it, they’ve got it!

18) The Forever Friendships You’ll Make

You’ll be travel BFFs for life!

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