Your blog has been invaluable when planning my time in New Zealand, and I would instantly recommend it to anyone planning a backpacking adventure of their own. Your posts (and guest posts) have been informative and enjoyable to read with your passion for the country shining through. I have since tried other blogs but have not been able to find anything that comes close - trawling through hundreds of blog posts on other sites for snippets of truly useful information was a chore that kept me coming back to BackpackingMatt.com.
Rob Munro, UK
We did a 7 day trip around the South Island using Matt's help in developing a wonderful itinerary. The suggestions and pace he gave us was perfect. We got to see so much in such a short amount of time. He was so knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks for all the help you gave to helping us plan one of the best trips ever!
Laura Milby, Kansas City, USA
Matt was incredibly helpful whilst I was planning my trip to New Zealand. We exchanged countless emails and he was quick to offer his suggestions based on his experiences travelling around New Zealand. From helping with my packing list, to suggesting local companies and easing my concerns about my first big trip overseas - his help was brilliant.
John Westfield, Kerry, Ireland
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Hi, I'm Matt - New Zealand backpacking expert, paraglider and lover of the mountains. I have been traveling the world since 2007 and living in beautiful New Zealand since 2010. Read more here.