Travel Resources

Meet all those little things that made my trip.

Along my trip through New Zealand I used a lot of what I call “Travel Resources”. It can be everyday items, websites or books... things that I interacted with regularly or not and that helped me during my trip. It is a bit of a free for all, if I think of something, I’ll put it here.

The goal is to give you my take on each of them and give you an unusually insight on a working holiday visa experience in New Zealand. You of course will not need to use all those or may use different ones but knowing what you will encounter may be helpful.

Things in my bag


As travelers, we are used to carry constantly quite a lot of cash. No need to do that in New Zealand. Most transactions in New Zealand are made with EFTPOS, which is most commonly known as debit card. Your debit card will be accepted almost everywhere at no extra charge, however, credit card may incur an extra fee.

Cash is basically only needed when commuting in a city, you will need to pay the bus driver in cash, or in very remote areas.