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
Phone voucher

Phone voucher

Included in my Working Holiday Starter Arrival Pack (See Step 4 – Get a Starter Pack) was a Skinny SIM card. Compared to most of my friends that complained about their network, I had no problem, yes some places had no coverage, but most places had a decent one. I was on a weekly combo that cost me $4/week and I had more than enough credit. I never ran out. The only down side was that I had to get a voucher to top up my credit every month or so. I could get it at the supermarket and many other places but I just forgot often. I ended up buying $50 so it lasted me longer. Other than me be unreliable, it was great and cheap!