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How To Visit Queenstown on a Budget

South Island

Waking up to a view of the spectacular lakefront, eating fancy cheeses, drinking local wine and experiencing the thrill of the adventure capital all sounds pretty good but how much does it cost?

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The Top 9 Geothermal Hotspots to Explore In Rotorua

Rotorua is known as a haven for weird and..

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10 Reasons to Spend the Night in Te Anau

Most visitors only see Milford Sound on a..

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Central North Road Trip

We've put together the ultimate Central Plateau..

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Top Things To Do In Christchurch

With two YHA hostels and our National Office..

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7 Surprisingly Instagrammable Spots in Greater Auckland

In a land of stunningly photogenic beauty, what..

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Top 5 Must-Do Activities in Wellington

As one of the most central hostels in town, our..

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Myth Busting: Staying at YHA with kids

We asked Jen from Backyard Travel Family to..

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