About Us

About Us

Cameron and Amanda are a young and energetic couple who have travelled New Zealand extensively and enjoy being out on the road.... more

Cam and Amanda are amazing New Zealand guides!! If you're at all interested in visiting NZ I highly recommend you travel with these two!!

- Kristen, Brockport NY

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  • You will most likely need a power plug adaptor when travelling in New Zealand. Our power voltage is 240V. A basic use adaptor can easily be purchased within the first day of being in New Zealand for approximately NZ$10.00.
  • It is a good idea to carry a light-weight rain jacket with you, as it can rain without very much warning!
  • Generally you will find most stores being open from 9am to 5pm. Supermarkets are open to as late as midnight depending on which town/city you are in.
  • The legal age to consume alcohol is 18 years old. If purchasing alcohol from liquor stores or supermarkets you will need to produce your passport as identification.
  • Internet is still quite expensive in New Zealand. Most hostels offer internet which you need to pay for which is approximately NZ$4.00 per hour. Some cafes, motels and hotels offer free WiFi, however this is not the majority of the establishments.
  • A small torch is a handy tool to have with you at night, especially if you are staying in a dorm share room.
  • New Zealanders, or “Kiwis”, are known to speak quickly and mumble – so ask us to slow down if you are having trouble keeping up!
  • Visa and Mastercard are the most common credit cards accepted in New Zealand, however you will find some places will accept American Express, Diners and JCB. If you are not sure, ask before you purchase something.
  • When staying in hostels, or “backpackers” you can expect to pay between NZ$25 and NZ$35 per night for a bed in a dorm room. Generally you will find that the bigger the dorm, the cheaper the price. Private rooms (a room to yourself) start from NZ$50 and go up. Most of these rooms will have shared bathroom facilities, however you can ask for a private bathroom if they are available (expect to pay more).
  • Sunscreen is an essential when you are travel in New Zealand. The sun in New Zealand is extremely strong, so why it may feel nice and warm you could potentially be doing some major damage to your skin. New Zealand has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. So as we like to say “Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap!” which is: SLIP on some clothes , SLOP on some sunscreen, SLAP on a hat and WRAP on some sunglasses. We have seen some nasty sunburnt people before and hope it won’t be you!
  • Doctor Surgeries are in each town and accept new patients. Make sure you get a receipt so you can claim using your Travel Insurance.
  • New Zealand uses the metric system, so expect to hear us talking about kilometres and kilograms!
  • New Zealand does not accept the Australian currency.
  • New Zealanders love sport! Particularly rugby. We are extremely patriotic and love to win!! Ask us what sports tournaments are on when you are in New Zealand – hopefully you’ll get to see a rugby or cricket game.
  • New Zealander’s use a lot of slang words, refer to our page “Kiwi Slang
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