6 top hostels from New Zealand

Should you wish to party, hunker down in luxury, experience the city or the countryside, New Zealand has some absolutely choice places to stay. Here are six of the coolest places to set up a base on the north and south islands.


Base Auckland
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Welcome to the heart of Auckland! BASE Auckland is the largest hostel in New Zealand, boasting a fantastic central location right off Queen Street. Come and experience first hand the superior facilities and great services that have made BASE Auckland world famous.

Room Types Cost Available
Large Share from $20.80 BOOK
Small Share from $22.34 BOOK
Double/Twin from $55.46 BOOK
Double/Twin (ens) from $70.87 BOOK
Family (ens) from $100.14 BOOK

5 must-do activities in New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup

Okay so the action is heating up on the field with the Rugby World Cup. But while you’re waiting for the next game what should you do?

Here’s five must-do activities to keep you occupied:

Totally Tourism – Awesome Foursome Nevis

Step up to the challenge with this incredible array of activities in Queenstown.

The Awesome Foursome includes: the Nevis Highwire Bungy Jump (134m), Jetboat the shotover River Canyons with Shotover Jet, Spectacular helicopter flight over Skippers Canyon, Whitewater rafting down the Shotover River.

Where: From Queenstown, South Island

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VIP’s top 10 destinations for 2010

It’s that time of the year folks in which we’ve already surpassed thinking of the year that’s passed and start thinking about the year ahead. And in this part of the world, if you’re a VIP Backpacker, that means you’re thinking about travel! To help you on your way, here are some hot VIP destinations to consider in 2010.

Sydney, Australia

1. Sydney, Australia
The perennial backpacker favourite won’t alter its status in 2010. If you’re arriving in Australia this is a good place to base for work, the climate is great and there’s plenty to see and do, plus there’s gnarly events all year like the Mardi Gras and New Year’s fireworks.
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Best Christmas Experiences

Here in Australia we have a green – or perhaps I should say brown – Christmas. I start the day by swimming with my dad at Southbank, a man-made beach here in Brisbane. Yep, you guessed it, Christmas day is piping hot here! After that the whole family goes to my uncle’s place by the beach at Wynnum / Manly where we eat a lot of salads, cold meat and icy drinks. If the heat is not too unbearable, we muster up a bit of energy for backyard cricket and then wander down to the waterfront to enjoy the afternoon breeze, or pretend there is one…
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