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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Wellington - North Island

Explore the city Te Papa museum Weta Workshop Tour
Free! Free! $24

Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. The artsy city has a vibrant culture scene, which I especially noticed from the sculptures decorating the waterfront and going to the bohemian Cuba Street. Since you are in New Zealand, you might as well learn about the country, right? I found that the best source for that was the Te Papa Museum. This is not like your normal dusty museum. With all the interactive exhibitions covering social and natural history of New Zealand, you can really spend all day here. Middle Earth nerds should head to the Weta Studios in Miramar to learn about the props and special effects of The Lord of the Rings!