Home to New Zealand's first university, the University of Otago, Dunedin is a fantastic student town which makes this a great place for backpackers too. Dunedin's nightlife is always buzzing with creative flair. During the day visitors can explore Dunedin's history and there is plenty of it. The architecture as well as churches and museums give out that old historic vibe which helps Dunedin stand out against other New Zealand cities.

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South Island NZ with Stray

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South Island NZ with Stray

If I had to rate the sound of my alarm in the early morning on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the most annoying, I would give

Traveling Music - Soundtrack for Backpackers Oz & NZ

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Traveling Music - Soundtrack for Backpackers Oz & NZ

Music is an essential part of travelling and there are very few people who travel without their own personal music device. Music helps us through all of our walks of

New Zealand - top independent travel destination for 2010

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New Zealand - top independent travel destination for 2010

"Picking New Zealand for a list of great destinations for independent travellers is a bit like picking the Beatles for a list of Great British band". BootsnAll could not have

Volunteer Work in New Zealand

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Volunteer Work in New Zealand

If you are heading to New Zealand on a bit of a long trip and fancy getting away from the usual same old backpacker story why not get a backpacker

My Kiwi Experience trip to the South Island

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My Kiwi Experience trip to the South Island

6.30a.m, my alarm clock went off. Well, I hate to get up early but I know I'm joining the Kiwi Experience Bus today so there was not a problem to

'Discover New Zealand' says STA Travel

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'Discover New Zealand' says STA Travel

... and the Top Ten adventures before you turn 30. You have got to hand it to New Zealand, the under-dog of Oceania backpacking has quietly stood it's ground and slowly

Living through the Christchurch Earthquake

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Living through the Christchurch Earthquake

(editor note: this article was written after the first Christchurch Earthquake on 4th September). So there you have it, I have discovered that in moments of extreme stress I still

New Zealand in Top 3 Destinations for British Travellers

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New Zealand in Top 3 Destinations for British Travellers

It's no secret that the British love to travel and that it would take something pretty major, like the world ending, to stop the British from escaping the daily grind

Top Five Best Value Activities in New Zealand

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Top Five Best Value Activities in New Zealand

"Best Value Activities" is quite an overused term in backpacking and is often used for activities that are not the best value which is really annoying when you are backpacking

Why Kiwis and Australians love RUGBY!

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Why Kiwis and Australians love RUGBY!

Well, I thought it would be suitable for me to write about the eternal flame and passion shared back and forth between both Kiwis (New Zealanders) and Strayans (Australians) when

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