Travel Insurance

Don't leave home without it!

“If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.”

Unfortunately, in this day and age there’s no getting away from the fact that if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.  Choosing the right policy can be difficult – especially when they often look similar up front.  Do your research, and most importantly, talk to people you know who have had to make a claim.  At the end of the day they’re in the best position to tell you whether an insurer is any good or not!

As a travel broker I offer a range of insurance options to suit every traveller – from basic backpacker insurance with 1Cover to more comprehensive policies with Allianz and Kiwi Holiday Insurance.  For more information on these policies or a no-obligations quote please email me.

If you prefer to DIY or are not starting your travels in New Zealand, I recommend having a look at World Nomads Insurance – check out the information below, and fill in the online form to self-quote your policy.


World Nomad’s Travel insurance

You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.



  1. Trusted reliable underwriters is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.
  2. Value for money with the cover you need provides cover for what’s important for travellers from 140 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
  3. Flexibility when you need it most
    Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.
  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities
    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
  5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely
    All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
  6. More than just great value travel insurance
    All members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service
    We want to make sure you get the most from You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact directly.


Dependent children up to 21 years are usually covered for free on their parent or guardian’s policy.


If you’ve been to a doctor or specialist in the last 12 months, you may have a pre-existing medical condition.


Only share a policy with someone you’re travelling with the whole way.  If you’re going to go your own way at some point, you’ll need your own policy.

Some policies include a rental vehicle excess. Don’t pay extra for it to the car hire company!

Remember – insurance only covers you for the UNEXPECTED. If you change your mind, you’re not covered.

If you buy your insurance when you put your first deposit down, you’ll be covered for cancellation straight away.


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