Information on New Zealand

Kia Ora.

New Zealand is a land of immense and diverse landscapes. You’ll experience natural wonders and unique culture here that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Find out more about New Zealand here http://www.newzealand.com/int/destinations/

Looking for some guidance on itinerary planning to this wonderful land? Click here http://www.newzealand.com/int/trips-and-driving-itineraries/

New Zealand accommodation options are diverse, with something to suit every level of comfort and budget http://www.newzealand.com/int/accommodation/

New Zealand has myriad different events on throughout the year, from sports fixtures to cultural festivals. Add one to your itinerary before or after your conference. Find out what is on here http://www.newzealand.com/int/events/

We look forward to seeing you in New Zealand soon.

Tiaki – Care for New Zealand

Tiaki means to care for people and place. New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home. Red more about Tiaki  here.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand.

General Information

Travelling to New Zealand is easy. For practical information and travel advice before you leave, visit www.newzealand.com/int/travel-guide

Before travelling to a country, you need to know the basic facts. New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of just over 4 million people it is gloriously uncrowded. Learn more about New Zealand here.

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. Read More

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. Find out more about Qualmark here.

Passports & Visas
When you arrive, you’ll need to ensure your passport is valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

You do not need a visa to visit New Zealand if you are:
• A New Zealand or Australian citizen or resident, or
• A UK citizen and/or passport holder (you can stay up to six months), or
• A citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand (you can stay up to three months)
If you don’t meet the criteria above, then you will need to apply for a Visitor Visa. To find more about visitor visa, visit www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/visitor-visa

Transiting through Australia
If your flight includes a stopover in Australia, you may require a transit visa from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Visit www.border.gov.au or contact your nearest Australian Embassy for more information.

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. More about biosecurity can be found here.

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required to visit New Zealand.

Climate: The weather varies throughout New Zealand by region and by season. Read More

Currency & Costs: The currency used is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Read More

Internet & Phone coverage: Staying connected in New Zealand is easy with a little forward planning. Read More

Electricity: 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).

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).