New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips

Tripoto
18th Jul 2012
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana

blue sky and green pasture

Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana
Photo of New Zealand - Survival & Travel Tips by Prana

New Zealand : My personal survival / travel tips to share :

I might have not try other methods of survival and travelling , simply because I did not personally experience it during my travels in New Zealand over the span of 6 months. Yes, 6 months in New Zealand. You heard me right ! I can say that it was never enough time spent in New Zealand.  I love NZ !!!

Below was how I adapted myself in the mindset of staying under budget but living the life at the same time.

1. There are many FREE things to do around New Zealand !
http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/  - happenings around NZ for FREE
- Me and my friend - Vasya attended a Japanese movie screening for free at the University of Auckland.
- Go ahead and meet some passionate people and get inspired ya'll !!!

2. Enjoy savings by getting online vouchers at discounted price for tours/activities / food etc :
http://www.grabone.co.nz/auckland/view-all#
 or
  http://www.grabone.co.nz/auckland/view-all#
- I got my sky diving done through this

3. Couchsurf to blend with the locals and get tonnes of new crazy amazing friends !
- I managed to work in a farm for a while with the help of my host.

4. Buy car / travel gear / everything at cheaper price :  http://www.trademe.co.nz/
- or visit local mechanic shops / car rental companies / industrial areas for a good bargain on car purchase.
- I purchased mine from an industrial area close to Auckland Airport. Close to where I was working - the logistics company.

5. Groceries at : http://www.paknsave.co.nz/
- or any local mini-mart.
- Look-out for certain days on clearance / discounts on groceries.
- Yes, cooking save your pocket from burning! I gain interest in cooking  & started experimenting with food.
- I survived on NZD $ 0.99 worth of can foods  from PaknSave while travelling.

6. Stay at camp sites with stunning landscapes for an affordable daily rates - some are FREE : http://www.doc.govt.nz/
- you are contributing to the Department of Conservation too, how amazing !
- not all sites are free, choose and plan your trip wisely.
- or park you car at any neighborhood and sleep in for the night = Zero dollar spent !

7. EVERY SINGLE town in New Zealand offers FREE booking services for hostel/ backpacker/ travel arrangements / bus tickets / train or rail tickets / car rentals / shower room / WIFI access - EVERYTHING for no commission or service charge.
- Stop by i- Site  if you see one, its worth the chat with them to know the happenings in town : http://www.tourismnewzealand.com/developing-your-tourism-business/i-site-new-zealand/

8. Go to K -Mart for shopping on : clothes / camping utensils / outdoor gears / hiking pants. I fell in love with K-Mart that I got so addicted to it : http://www.kmart.co.nz/
- Finally I was able to find the size that fits me perfectly with a very very affordable price.

9. Work at backpackers / hostels in exchange for accommodation:
http://pinparadise.blogspot.com/2014/04/new-zealand-work-in-exchange-for.html
- read up more about it on my previous post for my personal experience here !

10. Need a real taxable job ? Apply online :
 https://www.manpower.co.nz/
nz.hudson.com/
www.tradestaff.co.nz
www.adecco.co.nz


- I landed myself a job at a logistics company after attended several interviews. Do not give up !

Do not forget to claim your tax though

There are many other ways on how to stay afloat such as workaway , helpx  etc.

I rode on a bike for the entire day exploring Rangitoto Island , something I strongly recommend everyone to do.
Photo of Rangitoto Island, Auckland, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of Rangitoto Island, Auckland, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of Rangitoto Island, Auckland, New Zealand by Prana
Went to the hot sand beach and followed by this beautiful coast of coromandel to end the day.
Photo of Coromandel, New Zealand by Prana
Various activities in the North Island can be done.
Photo of North Island, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of North Island, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of North Island, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of North Island, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of North Island, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of North Island, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of North Island, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of North Island, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of North Island, New Zealand by Prana
South Island, where all the secret places awaiting to be discovered !
Photo of South Island, New Zealand by Prana
Photo of South Island, New Zealand by Prana
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