New Zealand travel guide

New Zealand
Check out the New Zealand travel guide, giving you the low-down on all the official stuff like visas, currency info and New Zealand travelling information.  Whether you're a local or a visitor you'll find plenty here to interest you - sights to see, the best time to visit, fun events, and most importantly some key phrases so you can understand the kiwis! 

Clean and green New Zealand – home to bungee jumping, the haka, extreme sports, Kiwis, Lord of the Rings, rugby, fish ‘n’ chips, spectacular scenery, plenty of sheep, and jandals.  Adrenalin junkies will be in heaven with countless extreme sports and activities on offer.  If you like your heart rate a little slower then immerse yourself in the culture – head to a museum, visit a vineyard or go whale watching.  New Zealand tourism offers something for everyone.

New Zealand fast facts


Languages spoken
New Zealand is a multi-cultural country so you’ll hear other languages spoken, including Maori, which is also an official language of New Zealand.

Name: Dollar
Code: NZD
Symbol: $

Electricity is supplied throughout New Zealand at 230/240V and the cycle is 50 Hz.  Power sockets only accept flat 3 or 2-pin plugs, depending on whether an earth connection is fitted so an adapter may be necessary.

Time zones
GMT + 12
New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day.  Daylight savings means the clocks go forward one hour on the last Sunday in September and go back one hour on the first Sunday of the following April.

Country dialling code

Weights & measures

*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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