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.
New Zealand is a country that moves by bus, from inner-city to national, bus lines are plentiful. I chose to join a hop on hop off network for most of my travels as it combined the fun of group travel with the flexibility of coach busses. I complemented it with a few coach tickets to reach places that were not on their network. Overall, for less than a grand I saw most of New Zealand, stopped in many places and done loads of activities.
But the best part of it is how many people I met. It was crazy to see that every bus was filled with like minded people, I made friend super easily during each trip. I definitively recommend it!
When taking the bus in cities, wait at the correct bus stop and make sure to wave at the bus when it comes close to you stop or it will drive right by you.