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
New Zealand Guide

New Zealand guide

Like any backpackers to New Zealand I was drown to Lonely Planet by the big sticker “ N0.1 Best selling guide to New Zealand” Well it may be the #1 it is by far not the best one. In Fact I am not a fan of paper guide anymore as they are not updated regularly like websites are. In fact the one I had was last updated 3 years ago and I highly doubt that it was a full update, I think that it was more a quick one to include Christchurch earthquake as lots of contact details were wrong in it. Anyway, after a couple of weeks I left it on a shelf of a hostel I was in and used online guides like my favourite, BackpackerGuide.NZ (but I said that enough already!)