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


Let’s make something clear out of the gate: There is no such thing as free WiFi! All hostel in the country have such a claim and it is mostly rubbish. One time I got handed out a 20Mb voucher valid for 30min maximum as a “free WiFi” Come on!

Internet in New Zealand is not great so chasing WiFi will take a lot of your time. You are better off living your trip and connecting when something comes up instead of always trying to connect to a “free WiFi” get the right password, signing in and… oooop’s the connection has dropped, let’s start all over again…

Get your nose off your laptop and talk to people already.