General Travel Info


Travelling to New Zealand is easy. Flights are available from many international destinations. New Zealand is only a 9-12 hour overnight flight from most countries on the Pacific Rim. Learn more about getting to New Zealand

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Whether you are looking for places to stay, things to do or ways to get around, Qualmark - New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance organisation - provides a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. When you see the Qualmark, it means that those businesses have been independently assessed against a set of national quality standards.

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The weather varies throughout New Zealand by region and by season. The far north of New Zealand is subtropical whilst the south is more temperate. Learn more about weather climate and seasons in New Zealand. Find out more about Qualmar

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The currency used is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely. All goods and services are subject to a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST) included in the display price. Learn about average price for accommodation food and services.

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i-SITE New Zealand

i-SITE is New Zealand's official visitor information network with almost 70 i-SITE locations found throughout New Zealand. Speak to a travel expert at your nearest i-SITE for local knowledge and bookings throughout New Zealand. For more detail, please visit.

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Internet & phone coverage

Staying connected in New Zealand is easy with a little forward planning. Learn more about New Zealand's main mobile networks and free Wi-Fi hotspots.

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SNew Zealand's electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts and uses angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia and parts of Asia).

Time zone

New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).


No vaccinations are required to visit New Zealand. Can't find what you're looking for? Head to for detailed information about travelling to and around New Zealand.

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