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.
Before leaving home, I only used debit cards. But for a such a huge trip like this I had to get the security of a credit card. Been able to access my money wherever I went was essential. At the end I bearely used it as I transferred funds onto my New Zealand bank account prior to my arrival thanks to Working Holiday Starter and have a MasterCard debit card from my NZ bank for all my purchases.
It was useful during my stopovers and the short trips to the pacific islands and Australia. If I have to give one tip about it, it would be to check the conversion rates (check all rates on the same day for accurate comparison) offered by each credit card as the “no international fees” is now offered by most banks.