If you’re planning a trip, especially one to somewhere completely new, it’s often tempting to pack everything you own, ‘just-in-case’. There is nowhere to tell you how often you’ll be going ‘out-out’, how cold it’s going to be in May in Queenstown or how wet your feet will get when you do the Tongariro Crossing. Does Winterless north really mean winterless? How many flip-flops should you bring? It can be a confusing time, but don’t worry, we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of things you definitely can’t leave at home without – so while you still might bring 12 pairs of Jandals (flip flops – you’ll need to learn the lingo too!) with you, at least you’ll know you’ve got the important things too.