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
Doc signs

Doc signs

This is where I have a little rant fuelled by my slight OCD. Every single time I saw a DOC sign telling me that a walk would be 1h, it took me 30 min without even trying. The time written on the signs would be for a toddler in his trolley with no one pushing it.

I even tried one time to respect the time on the track and got dead bored 15min early and gave up. I am not a big hiker, I am not a athlete, I love to stop, enjoy and take some pictures, yet, I always went faster than the time given.

Obviously this is just a quick joke for the sake of complaining about something. The DOC is doing an amazing job maintaining all the track of the country and I have a huge respect for them.