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

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Christchurch - South Island

Explore the city Quake City Gondola Surf Lesson
Free! $20 $25 $110

When the artists and creative take over the city!

With a container mall, awesome street artwork and frequent free events at the bars, Christchurch city is an uplifting example of how a city can revive itself after a devastating earthquake. Quake City is a museum providing information on the 2010/2011 earthquakes, so that’s a good place to start when visiting the city. Otherwise, you can head to the outskirts of the city, such as the Port Hills to take the gondola to hikes and mountain bike trails. Or go the beach at New Brighton where you can walk along the picturesque pier or do a surf lesson.