Why should you go to New Zealand?
New Zealand is one of the safest most beautiful places in the world. The people will absolutely blow you away with their kindness and hospitality. The locals have great pride in their beloved two islands and rightfully so. The Maori fought for a very long time to defend New Zealand from the British. Before you go it is important to understand and respect the Maori culture. I do not have time to explain it to you. But just make sure you know what the Haka is and the rules of rugby before you go.
Many people travel to New Zealand from all over the world for the pristine hiking, fishing, and sightseeing. I consider it the Norway or Canada of the southern hemisphere. Complete with fiords, remarkable mountains, and astonishing beaches. Make sure you research Milford Sound before you go it is only a day trip from Queenstown.
New Zealand is for the type of person who enjoys Colorado. The mountains are breathtaking and the people are even better. New Zealand often gets overlooked in the travel plans of most Americans. It shouldn’t. I also consider it to be the gateway to Asia. If you have ever considered Thailand stop in New Zealand or Oz first in order to get comfortable with life in the south pacific. I have only found great peace in New Zealand. It is a simpler way of living where spending time with family and friends are more important than the next promotion. The people there taught me that as long as I had family, friends, and enough food for the Barbie life was good. Always helped if the All Blacks were winning as well.
“There’s a real purity in New Zealand that doesn’t exist in the states. It’s actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It’s a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected.” Elijah Wood
Quite simply New Zealand is a remarkable place. It is perfect for anyone who is scared of world travel. Everyone speaks English, which always makes for an easy trip. I lived in Queenstown New Zealand. It was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I found this video online that displays it better than I ever could.
Macker on Queenstown
Every traveler has three basic needs to survive on the road.
• A way to get where your going
• A place to stay when you get there
• And good food
I will help you find those in Queenstown New Zealand.
• How to get there?
o I traveled New Zealand with the Kiwi Adventure bus. One of the best decisions I ever made. Met heaps of great people and saw places I never would have before. Check out their packages at
• You can also fly on Air New Zealand from and major city Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch for cheap. But I recommend the bus it is well worth it.
• Where to Stay in Queenstown New Zealand?
o I lived in Revers Lodge for six months. I paid by the week it was $100NZ a week at the time. Loved it! Clean Rooms short walk to town.
o The closer you get to downtown the worse the hostels get. Stay at one a short walk from town. Try the Pinewood Lodge. It is worth the short walk through the Rugby fields up the hill.
o However there is one magical hostel in the heart of town that tops them all. The Last Resort is by far the best place to stay in Queenstown, New Zealand. Tucked behind a fence and over a small creek this gem is a hidden treasure. It is very small so book early. It is like your own private house in town and the staff is amazingly friendly. Trust me you won’t want to leave. My friend Nige stayed there for six months.
• Where to eat?
o There are two types of people who travel New Zealand. Those who had a Fergburger and those who didn’t. Let me spare you the suspense if you did not have a Fergberger you did not go to New Zealand. All the people who did go know exactly what I am talking about. I have no idea why but New Zealand and Australia make the best burgers in the world. You absolutely must try Fergburger when you visit New Zeeland.
o If you cannot make it all the way to Queenstown. Try the burger stand The White Lady on Queen St in Auckland. It is the next best thing.
o Most hostels will have kitchens the grocery store is really close to town. They have prepackaged dinners and crisps. Buy the lamb chops and pasta its cheap, filling, and easy to cook in your hostel kitchen
• Best Parts of New Zealand I miss the most being home:
o Milford Sound
o Salmonella Dub
o Meat pies
o Winnies bar with its open roof in Queenstown
o And of course all the people I got the pleasure of meeting over there.
If you would like to travel to New Zealand do it! Do it! Please let us know if your have any questions.