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

SI South Island

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Stewart Island

Stewart Island - South Island

Great Walks huts per night Great Walks campsites per night
$22 $6

People often forget about this third island sitting south of the South Island. A ferry ride from Bluff will get you to this scenic island, where 80% of it is made up of the Rakiura National Park. The best way to explore it is by taking the Rakiura Great Walk. This is a multi-day hike to beaches, forest and historical landmarks. The walk is not too difficult and has huts and campsites that you must book into first. While you’re camping or staying in a hut, keep an eye out at night for New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi bird.