We are somewhat spoiled in New Zealand when it comes to backcountry huts. We have over 1000 huts ranging from simple rock overhangs to fully serviced huts with gas cooking and heating.
New Zealand is frequently described as the land of birds. Early pioneers often reported on the deafening bird songs within the forests.
Isolation from other land masses has enabled New Zealand's flora to evolve along its own unique lines. Over 80 percent of its plants are endemic.
There is no better way to discover the beauty of New Zealand than slinging a backpack over your shoulders and heading into the mountains.
Money & Costs
New Zealand money and how much the basics costs.
One of the great pleasures of visiting New Zealand is meeting and getting to know its people. In a world which is too busy, too late, too tired, too suspecting to give you the time of day, New Zealanders are a breath of fresh air.
Satety and Crime
New Zealand - pretty mountains but a lot of rotten people.
South Island New Zealand
South Island New Zealand - What to do and where to go. Backpack New Zealands guide to the South Island.
Being a narrow island nation surrounded by the sea causes the weather in New Zealand to be changeable. This should be taken into account for those planning on adventuring out into the great outdoors.