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Travel Information

Even though New Zealand might seem far away from anywhere, travelling here is easy. To help you with your planning, we have collated some basic information for you.

  • Visa and Immigration

  • Biosecurity

  • i-SITE

  • Qualmark

  • Quick Tips

 

To learn more about New Zealand, you can also click here.

Visas and Immigration

We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand. To ensure you have an experience to remember, make sure you’ve done your homework and have everything sorted before you leave.

When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.

If you come from a country that needs a New Zealand visa to enter, please be sure to apply in advance. You can request a letter of invitation, if required, during the registration process.

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Biosecurity

In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply

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i-SITE New Zealand

i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network. There are currently 80 i-SITE locations found throughout New Zealand where you can speak to a travel expert for local knowledge and bookings throughout New Zealand.

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Qualmark

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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Quick Tips

We want to help make your time in New Zealand as easy and enjoyable as possible. So here are some handy hints to help.

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The weather varies throughout New Zealand by region and by season.

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

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The currency used is the New Zealand Dollar     (NZD).

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New 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).

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Staying connected in New Zealand is easy with a little forward planning.

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New Zealand is a safe place to travel, but it always helps to be prepared so that your time here is comfortable and trouble-free.

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