Best New Zealand Backpacker Tours

New Zealand Backpacker Tours

Discover  and Explore the best New Zealand backpacker tours

Looking for the best New Zealand Backpacker Tours?

You have arrived at the right place. Our team are working hard to source the best backpacker tours and tours that are perfect for solo travellers to help you take the stress of booking the wrong tour away. All our backpacker or solo traveller tours are verified with research including review checks and personal contact with each of the tour operators.

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New Zealand is an amazing country with so much to explore. From the rugged and vibrant North Island to the scenic landscapes of the South Island, you’ll find amazing individuals who work extremely hard to create unique tours to showcase their amazing country and towns within.

Our selection of backpacker tours in New Zealand is here for you to make your own decision about where to go and who to book with. There’s no sharky travel agents working on commissions to sell you a tour because they get a bonus. With some tours we may get a small affiliate commission but the choice is yours. We simply find the best tours in New Zealand, and give you the info you need to decide who to book with.

If you think we should be listing another tour or if you would like to get your tours listed, get in touch, we’re always looking for new tours to promote and would be happy to consider listing new tours.

​Explore New Zealand On The Big Tiki

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Discover the natural wonders of New Zealand on board The Big Tiki.

The world is full of natural beauty – but it would seem that the globe’s spectacles are heavily concentrated in New Zealand. With Contiki’s 19-day Big Tiki, you have the chance to travel the two landmasses that encompass New Zealand, exploring all that this incredible island country has to offer.

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​​10 Backpacking Tips For New Zealand


​We’ve put together the top ten backpacking tips for New Zealand. This backpacker guide is sure to dismiss those pre-travel nerves as we give you the low-down on what to take, do, and where to go. Get to grips with the nitty-gritty to ensure you have a fun, safe and unbelievable experience whilst backpacking around New Zealand.​Read the Article

​​New Zealand – A scenic gem in the southern hemisphere


You may not appreciate it, but there is every likelihood you have seen a lot of New Zealand already. Why? The natural beauty of its rugged mountain ranges, tranquil forests, and crystal-clear waters have featured as the backdrop to so many movies over the years. Did you catch any of the recent Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit films? Read the Article

​​​The Best Way To See The Bay of Islands, New Zealand


​Nathan McGregor stops by The Bay Of Islands, New Zealand whilst on his travels of the North Island’s East Coast, here, he fills us in on how to get the best view of this natural beauty by parasailing the Bay of Islands. ​​Read the Article

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​Stray New Zealand – Go Everywhere, Do Everything, Sail Abel Tasman For Free!

Jump aboard Stray and set yourself up for the ultimate f New Zealand adventure where you are guaranteed to see more and do more than the average travellers.

For September only, if you book the Stray’s Everywhere Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass for an amazing $1299 NZD, you will not only save $696, but you also get a free full day sailing trip in the paradise waters of Abel Tasman National Park, usually valued at $180.00 View tour itinerary Please check these prices as they change.


​Build Your Perfect New Zealand Tour With Haka Tours

​From adventure in the north to skiing in the south, Haka Tours provides a variety of experiences in New Zealand.
Making the most of the breath-taking scenery, welcoming locals, dramatic landscapes and amazing activities, you can build your perfect New Zealand tour with additional activities to suit you..

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​Discover New Zealand’s North Island


Whether you want to stay for a few weeks or months, taking a North Island New Zealand tour will give you an opportunity to enjoy a wealth of sights and experience range of adventure activities.

With Stray’s Jill Pass you can access the entire North Island Stray travel network to take you from adventure to indulgence. Starting your North Island adventure in Aukland you can experience the delights of the city before heading off grid to destinations such as Tongariro National Park and Raglan.

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​See more of New Zealand’s South Island


New Zealand’s South Island is where the ultimate travel adventure starts and ends. Home to the world famous Milford Sound, adventure activity capital Queenstown, and breathtaking Lake Wanaka there are so many reasons to embark on a South Island Tour.

If you want total freedom to explore the South Island in your own time, doing awesome little adventures, but you also want an easy, hassle free way to get around…  View tour itinerary

​​New Zealand North Island Tour


New Zealand’s North Island thoroughly engages the body and the spirit, often at the same time. This ten-day trip promises loads of both. Up here, you’ll pick up some sustainable living tips on a conservation farm and learn Maori culture straight from the source while bunking in villages in the bush.

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​​Roaming New Zealand’s South Island

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​If you want to experience true wilderness, there may be no better destination than New Zealand’s South Island. Here mountains, forests and coastlines collide, you can get your first taste of exploration with a Roaming Guide.

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Adventure Tours

Ranging from three to 24 days, you can see and do as much as possible on an Adventure Tour. Spend a week getting to know the North or South Island, with beaches, forests and marine life in the north and lakes, glaciers and mountains in the south. Or combine the two with the 16-day Amplified NZ Tour or 24-day Epic NZ Tour, and you can be zorbing down a hill one day and kayaking through sea caves the next.

If you’re specifically seeking adrenaline, then we’d have to suggest the 12-Day South Island Adrenalin Junkie Tour. From Christchurch to Wellington including two nights in Queenstown, you can add a scenic flight over Lake Tekapo, waterskiing in Wanaka, quad biking in Franz Josef, skydiving in Abel Tasman and bunjy jumping, jet boating and canyon swinging in Queenstown.

Snow Tours

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Fresh air in New Zealand

Whatever your ability on the ski slopes, you can test it on any one of Haka’s Snow Tours. From three to 12 days, the South Island takes center stage with glorious, white mountains providing adventure and thrills in a winter wonderland. For a quick fix, spend two days skiing/boarding and three days exploring during the 5-Day Queenstown Snow Fix, or, for a marathon skiing holiday, you can take on the 12-Day South Island Snow Odyssey with eight different mountains, for advanced skiers only.


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