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


Often found in so called “free guides” (see Travel Resources - Brochures) coupons are a core part of the cheap traveller’s life. We all want to save those precious dollars and get a good deal on an activity.

That said, coupons can be misleading, a huge “$50” may only apply on the overly expensive DVD add-on of your skydive for instance. The goal been to save money, spending extra to save a little is not necessarily the right way to go.

Most coupons will only be valid with direct booking, so forget about using it when booking online to get a better price.

All in all, just compare your options and don’t jump to the conclusion that every coupon will save you some doh.