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 that taste good


Little did I know that the real name of the Kiwi fruit (that gave its name to the New Zealanders now known as “Kiwis”) is “Chinese gooseberry” and comes from… you guessed it, China.

Aside from this fun fact, Kiwi fruits come in 2 colors in New Zealand classic green and Gold. The green ones full of vitamins taste awesome, especially in a nice home mane Pavlova. The gold ones are softer and juicer. I never saw them before but they are a fresh addition to the family.

Kiwi fruits are also a huge source of Backpackers jobs, from picking to pack house, you’ll make a living of those fruits if you go to the right place at the right season.

Stop by Te Puke on the North Island for work or simply to visit the “kiwi fruit capital of the world.”