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


There is 3 main brands of supermarkets in New Zealand: Countdown, New World and Pack n Save.

You will probably use them all during your year here as traditionally, backpackers use the closest supermarket to their hostel. I don’t recommend buying fruits and veggies in supermarkets as they are much cheaper in smaller fruit shops. Supermarkets are good for pasta, rice and other common items.