Backpacking Experience in New Zealand


In this article, we would look upon some of the best backpacking in newzealand that a tourist can experiences. This includes self-activity as well as activities done under proper guidance/tour guide

New Zealand has a lot to offer whether it be adventure sports or outdoor beauty, it promises you everything. This country has proved its worth to compete with top international destinations in terms of travel & tourism, luxury, sports and so on. In New Zealand, 'leisure' travel has broad categories and in this article we would look upon one such aspect that has been really famous over the years and that is 'Backpacking Adventures'.

Backpacking – Backpacking type of holiday is very famous amongst tourists who visits New Zealand. It is one such category which will inspire you, which gives a life-time experience. Backpacking experiences ranges from visiting stunning cities to spectacular beaches, visiting national parks, learning more about Maori culture and tradition and so on. Experiencing this Kiwi culture would give you awe-inspiring moments in your life.

Backpacking Adventures in New Zealand



  1. Jetboat in Queenstown
  2. Queenstown is considered to be the New Zealand's adventure capital. The reason why is because Bungy Jumping and Jetboating were developed here. These are the two activities that you should definitely try out if you're in New Zealand. And honestly, there's no other country like New Zealand to undertake such an adventurous ride. Huka Falls is one such place where you can opt to do Jetboating.

    Highlights

    Bungee Jumping, Rafting, Sky-diving, Jetboating.

    Proximity

    50mins by flight from Christchurch
    1hr 35mins by flight from Auckland

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  3. A Day in Kaikoura
  4. Kaikoura is one such place which shouldn't be missed by any of the tourists. Take a tour to this wonderful place and get stunned by its beauty. Kaikoura lies on the foothills of Kaikoura Ranges, so you have plenty of stunning backdrops to see. Also, this place is well-known for water activities and sports. You can watch the Dolphin show and can also opt to swim among Husky Dolphins.

    Highlights

    Sea-food Capital of New Zealand (crayfish & local fish) and Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway.

    Proximity

    2hr 30mins by car from Christchurch
    A Day in Kaikoura

  5. Kayak in Nelson
  6. Nelson is a marine wonderland with crystal clear blue water and stunning beaches. Its rich marine life and secluded beaches gives you the best opportunity to experience great sea kayaking in New Zealand.

    Highlights

    Galleries & Museums, Wineries and local wine shops.

    Proximity

    1hr 40mins by car from Blenheim
    1hr 30mins by flight from Auckland
    Kayak in Nelson

  7. Weta Workshop in Wellington
  8. Weta Workshop is considered to be the world's largest workshop that has produced some of the classic films like The Hobbit, Battle of Wargs, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings and others. It is a must visit place for tourists if they are travelling to New Zealand. Also, New Zealand's national art & gallery that is the 'Te Papa' is well-known for its arts & paintings. Even this national museum is a must visit one.

    Highlights

    World-class cafes & restaurants, Museums & Galleries.

    Proximity

    1hr by flight from Auckland
    20mins by private vehicle from Wellington Central
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  9. Rotorua Rush
  10. New Zealand's entire trip is incomplete without trying out white-water rafting. Experience the rush of Rotorua's rafting in the Kaituna river. It's one of the thrill destinations to do river-rafting. There are grades of 4 & 5 out of which you can opt any.

    Highlights

    Maori people's culture, villages and traditions

    Proximity

    2hr 45mins by private car from Auckland Central
    5hr 45mins by private car from Wellington Central
    Rotorua Rush

  11. Poor Knights Islands
  12. This island is too a marine wonderland blessed with crystal clear water and marine-life. Poor Knights Islands is rated as one of the top most dive areas in the world. Enjoy world-class scuba diving at this Tutukaka Coast.

    Highlights

    Diving, snorkelling and kayaking

    Proximity

    30mins by private car from Whangarei

Poor Knights Islands

New Zealand too offers endless moments and lifetime experiences. Along with backpacking new zealand, you can opt to do some self-activities. Be free, be wild and enjoy some of the activities that you can do by yourself

Must-do Free Experiences


  1. Battle of Oceans at Cape Reinga
  2. There is no other place than Cape Reinga to watch two oceans battle together. At an impressive height of 165metres above sea-level, catch some of the breath-taking views of the oceans. Also, Cape Reinga is considered to be the northernmost point of New Zealand.

    Highlights

    The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Ninety Mile Beach.

    Proximity

    5hr 45mins by private car from Auckland Central
    2hr 40mins by private car from Bay of Islands
    Battle of Oceans at Cape Reinga

  3. Goat Island Marine
  4. Goat Island is situated in Auckland and is New Zealand's oldest marine reserve. It's one of the most beautiful attractions in Auckland if you're planning to visit. Okakari Point Marine Reserve (Goat Island) is blessed with abundant sea species and flora & fauna. You can opt to do snorkelling here to watch some amazing water animals.

    Highlights

    Matakana markets and Tawharanui Regional Park

    Proximity

    1hr 15mins by private car from Auckland Central
    Goat Island Marine

  5. Hot Spring at Kerosene Creek
  6. Kerosene Creek is located to the south of Rotorua where you can enjoy the hot springs of New Zealand. This place is open throughout the year and a lot of travellers flock into to enjoy a relaxing time.

    Highlights

    Whakarewarewa Forest trails and The Buried Village of Te Wairoa

    Proximity

    3hr by private car from Auckland Central
    5hr 45mins by private car from Wellington Central
    Hot Spring at Kerosene Creek

  7. Ride on Rere Rock Slide
  8. Rere Rock Slide is considered to be the first water-slide of New Zealand. Its located on the Eastland outside the town of Gisborne and very well-known amongst tourists. The surface of this place has been carved over a period of thousand years and now it's the best waterpark that you can enjoy in New Zealand.

    Highlights

    Wine trail Chardonnay

    Proximity

    1hr by flight from Auckland
    3hr 40mins by private car from Rotorua

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