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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Westport - South Island

Surfing Greymouth Monteith's Brewery Tour White water rafting
$85 $20 $160

Westport is the beginning of, what New Zealanders call, the "Wild West Coast". It was a bit too wild, actually. The surf was more "pumping" than what I did for my first lesson in Raglan, so I opted for the lazy option: taking a quick trip to Greymouth to drink beer! Monteith's Brewery is one of the most famous in New Zealand, which hosts brewery tours and has a cafe to try seven different beers. Alternatively, (or, as well as, if you think you can hold in the beer) there's the awesome white water rafting on the Buller River, with grade 3-4 rapids.