But what are the best nights to join and bars to head to? Well, as usual, TNT Magazine is here to help.

Every year we host the Golden Backpack Awards, which recognise those in the travel industry who are working extra hard to make visitors to Australia and New Zealand have the experiences of a lifetime.

Even better? The finalists are voted for by the backpackers themselves, and so you can party in the knowledge that these nightspots across New Zealand and Australia have been given the seal of approval from fellow travellers.

From hilarious quizzes to wet T-shirt competitions and beer bongs to bar crawls, these backpacker nights across Oz and NZ have been voted as the best. To find out the overall winner, announced November 6, keep an eye on our website.

For the list of finalists for Best Backer Night – Australia, click here.

For the list of finalists for Best Backer Night – New Zealand, click here.