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.

Those random things


In New Zealands’ ATMs are surprisingly functional, I was surprised to be able to deposit coins in the ATM to put them instantly onto my account.

Aside from the basic cash deposit, withdraw and balance check, you will be able to transfer money between your accounts and set up automatic payments. When internet is not up to the task and is too slow to connect you to your online banking, use your ATM.

Be aware that private ATMs and ATMs from another bank than yours will incur a charge for the transaction PLUS a charge from your bank. SO as much as possible, try to use an ATM from your New Zealand bank.