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


Hostels are the backpacker’s mecca. Everybody seems to gather around the same time at the hostel, often around cooking time and the kitchen is buzzing. Tens of languages are spoken at the same time and everybody borrows something from everybody.

Saving money is only the tip of the iceberg. In a hostel travelers come to meet other travelers and maybe somebody to share the road with for a little while. If you are planning to go for a hike, just ask around and you’ll find a buddy to join you.

Hostels in New Zealand are mostly clean and cheap and all offers the basic facilities: Laundry, Kitchen, Shower Some have more, pool, bar, garden, bikes, kayaks… you name it, there are hostels for everyone.