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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Nelson - South Island

Abel Tasman day kayak tours Nelso Lakes National Park
$110-120 Free!

I love Nelson, mainly because it gets the best weather! The city receives 2,500 sunshine hours per year. It is a great central location to the nearby national parks. Pristine white-sand beaches and native forest can be found on the coastal Abel Tasman National Park. I recommend the kayaking trips there. On the other side, there’s the Nelson Lakes National Park. At the northern end of the Southern Alps, the hikes will bring you to glacial lakes and incredible beech forests full of native birds.