New Zealand Locations Guide

Short guides of what I liked and did not like about the many New Zealand locations that I visited. I said short guides so don't expect insider's tips and local's advices, just my honest opinion on each place that I visted in this amazing country. For thorough guides on almost every New Zealand areas, towns, national parks and much much more, go check out Backpackerguide.NZ

NI North Island

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Auckland - North Island

Explore the city Rangitoto Island!
Free! $30

The biggest city in the New Zealand is often where people arrive in New Zealand. I have to say, it’s not a bad place to begin your trip! Everything in the centre of the city is pretty easy to get to so I recommend taking a walk around to get a feel for what a Kiwi city is like. There’s a good balance of shops, bars and cafes and “green” areas to relax in like the Auckland Domain and Mt Eden. A ferry ride to the youngest volcano in Auckland, Rangitoto Island, is a must for a great hike!