Suggested packing list - New Zealand

Last Updated: 28th May 2014

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The following is a suggested packing list for a New Zealand tour.

New Zealand is well known for having ‘4 seasons in one day’ – In other words, you should expect almost any type of weather at any time of day.

People are individuals and often have personal preferences and opinions as to what to bring. The following then is not a definitive list, but should give you a good guide as to what you should pack for you to enjoy your New Zealand tour.


  • 1 Rainproof jacket
  • 1 Warm jacket
  • 1 or 2 pairs of Jeans
  • Shorts/skirts
  • 2 or 3 Casual shirts
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 1 or 2 Jacket and trousers/Dress (for evenings out)
  • 1 thick sweater/jumper
  • 1 Tracksuit
  • Socks (lots)
  • Underwear (lots)
  • 1 or 2 Nightwear
  • 1 or 2 Swimwear and towel


  • Thongs/flip flops/sandals
  • Going out shoes
  • Comfortable walking shoes (for outdoor activities)


  • Toiletry bag and contents
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Aspirin/Medicines, etc.
  • Handkerchiefs/tissues


  • Washing powder
  • Clothes pegs
  • Sewing kit
  • Writing materials
  • Address book
  • Alarm clock
  • Small overnight bag
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Camera, batteries, film/memory sticks/storage devices

Label your suitcase inside and out with your name and your home address and perhaps attach a sticker, ribbon, patch or other unique identifier to your luggage to make it easier to spot.

Carry a copy of your passport, visas, travel and other important documents as well as your travellers cheque numbers (if you use them) with you in your luggage. You should also leave a copy of all this information at home with someone trusted and contactable while you are away.

Don’t pack your travel documents and passport in your luggage, rather take it with you in your carry luggage.

Remember to bring more than enough of any medication you might need along with you and carry prescriptions for any medications that you carry with you.

Laundry Facilities

More information on laundry facilities for your tour in New Zealand.



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