Category: New Zealand

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Today is Easter Sunday in New Zealand. I had planned to spend this Easter in Guatemala, experiencing the celebrations in Antigua but instead I find myself in Opunake with some friends. While it’s nice here, it still isn’t quite what I had planned. HOW QUICKLY PLANS CAN CHANGE Last year I was saving incredibly hard …

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Long Weekend on the Coromandel Peninsular

Long Weekend on the Coromandel Peninsular

I know I said that I’d be spending Easter Weekend in Opunake with friends, but at the last minute my plans changed and I ended up heading to the Coromandel Peninsular for a weekend of fishing, diving, and generally enjoying the breathtaking scenery. The Coromandel is located on the North-Eastern Coast of New Zealand’s North …

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Go Nuts for Almond House Backpackers in New Zealand

Go Nuts for Almond House Backpackers in New Zealand

Among numerous hotel, motel, bed and breakfast house, lodge and backpackers choices in Nelson, New Zealand, consider Almond House Backpackers for convenience, budget, and comfort. This hostel has an 84% BBH quality rating, pleasant outdoor views and is just a short walk to the city center. (Map) For those of you who are not familar …

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Budget skiing in NZ

Budget skiing in NZ

One of New Zealand’s big tourist draw-cards is the ability to easily experience the outdoors, and many people who travel to Aotearoa in winter want to hit the slopes with their skis or snowboards. Snow sports have a reputation of being expensive, but there are still ways for the budget traveller to make the most out of New Zealand’s …

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Wellington: 5 cheap eats

Wellington: 5 cheap eats

If you’re travelling on a budget in most western countries, chances are you’ll be hitting the supermarket and local farmers market to find the cheapest ingredients to cook in your hostel. Food in New Zealand is quite expensive (even by western standards), but there are a number of places providing great food at a relatively …

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