Which of the two islands is your favourite, for traveling/backpacking in New Zealand?

Which of the two islands is your favourite, for traveling/backpacking in New Zealand?

The North Island and the South Island of New Zealand are very different from each other. Some prefer the warmer North, where you have beautiful beaches. Others prefer the South, with glaciers and impressive mountains.

I get a lot of questions from people who only have a short amount of time to travel the country. They ask me which of the two islands they should visit.

I haven’t spend enough time on the North Island yet, to be able to have a strong opinion.


Help me and vote for your favourite island

I’m really really curious which Island is the most popular among travellers, especially backpackers.

Are you a backpacker?

If you had to choose between visiting one of both islands, which one would it be?

Will you help me with my little research? 🙂


Thank you for voting, I really appreciate it!

I’m looking forward to see the result.

I would love to hear why that is your favourite island

If you want to make a comment, scroll down below.

I would love to hear your opinion!

Outdoor Travel


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  2. Andrew p says:

    Keep in mind New Zealand is made up of many many islands. North and South Island are only 2 of some 600 islands. The beauty and remoteness of outer lslands provide the peace and solitude once found on the mainland. Explore a time forgotten, find ones own paradise and venture beyond the next corner. When you find something so special you will learn that not everything needs to be shared keeping that secret to yourself keeps the place special for the next person.

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