If you’ve ever worried about losing your valuables, then this is the bag for you!
New Zealand is not known for pickpockets, but after nearly getting pick-pocketed twice while living in Barcelona, I don’t take any more risks. Pickpockets are everywhere and you can never be too careful.
The Bobby anti-theft backpack hides the zips and compartments from view. Any would-be pickpocket has no chance of gaining access to your valuables.
If you value protecting your belongings while you travel in New Zealand, then you simply need this bag. It’s a worthwhile investment!
One annoying aspect of travelling is having to wash your clothes. This can be frustrating if you’re constantly on the road in New Zealand.
The situation isn’t too bad, most hostels in New Zealand have laundry facilities. However, they cost money, and it can add up after a while!
A solution is to buy a Scrubba Portable Laundry System. You simply fill the bag with water, add your clothes and some detergent, and then rub the bag for a few minutes! In a few minutes, you’ve cleaned your clothes.
It’s lightweight and won’t take up much space in your bag!
It may seem like a strange item when considering what to pack for New Zealand, but it will save you hassle and money in the long run!
Road trips in New Zealand are the best way to see the country. Most cars now have a USB charging point, but a lot still don’t. If you’re travelling around by car, you don’t want your electronics to run out of battery.
That’s why I recommend buying a car charger to avoid this eventuality.
It plugs straight into the cigarette lighter, and provides an outlet for you to keep your electronics charged on the go!
If you plan on driving around New Zealand, you really should be, this is an essential item!
The last thing you want is to be stranded in the middle of New Zealand without battery on your phone!
One of the cardinal sins of travelling is to pack too much stuff.
The last thing you want to do is overpack your bag and end up carrying around items you never end up using. It will weigh you down and you might have to throw the items away if you want to lessen the load on yourself.
If you plan on visiting New Zealand for a year on a working holiday, you will need to bring a range of clothes to deal with the different climates.
If you’re visiting for a shorter period, it will depend on what time you visit as to what you will need to bring with you.
Below are a few things I would recommend leaving at home before your trip to New Zealand.
Books – I love to have a book with me when I’m travelling, but they take up a lot of space in your backpack. It’s a better idea to invest in a Kindle and take that inside. Books weigh a lot and if you buy too many, you will either have to leave them behind or take them with you.
Too many clothes – While you will need a variety of clothes, you can take too many. Half of the clothes I ended up taking to New Zealand I barely wore. I even left a few behind when I left the country. Take what you need and no more. If you desperately need something, you can always buy it while you are in the country.
Jewellery/valuables – New Zealand isn’t renowned for high levels of crime, but there is no point in taking a lot of jewellery or valuables with you. It’s simply not practical to have in a country like New Zealand. I would take only what you need and nothing more. When you are out and about, lock your valuables in your locker to ensure they are safe.
High heels – People like a drink and a night out in New Zealand, but you don’t need to include high heels when you travel. They will take up unnecessary space in your backpack and you may only wear them once or twice if at all, the whole time you are there.
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