Tour and Travel Advice - New Zealand

Last Updated: 10th Mar 2014

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Planning a Trip Away

Choosing a tour | Tips on Saving for a Trip

What to pack

New Zealand can see four seasons in one day and choosing what to pack is an important decision.

Suggested Packing List | Laptops | Digital Memory Storage | Guide Books and Maps | Power Adapeters | Shoes and Footwear


Suitcases? Backpacks? Weight restrictions? More of what you need to know for your tour in New Zealand…

Overnight bags | Suitcase or Backpack ? | Luggage Limits | Day Bag | Carry on Luggage

Health, Safety and Security

New Zealand is a very safe and friendly place, there are however a few steps you may like to take to further ensure an even safer and more comfortable tour.

Avoiding Jet Lag | Health | Vaccinations | Security

Money Matters

Exchange rates, credit cards, cash machines and how to get your hands on Kiwi cash – it’s all here.

Exchange Rates and Currency Conversion | Cash Machines | Banks | Credit Cards | Spending Money | Travellers Cheques

Age Considerations in New Zealand

What’s the legal drinking age in New Zealand? How old are the people on our tours? Find out!

Age restrictions for travelling with Contiki | Age of people on tour | Average Age of People on Tour | Drinking Ages

Getting Places

Here’s the easiest and best ways to get to our hotels and starting points for our tours in New Zealand!

Auckland Airport to the Mercure Hotel | Christchurch Airport to Bealey’s Hotel | Queenstown Airport to the Aspen on Queenstown Hotel | Wellington Airport to the Able Tasman Hotel

Before you go

Things to get organized before you leave for New Zealand.

Travel Insurance | Visas | Contiki Travel Documents | Passports

On Tour

What you can expect while on tour in NZ.

Pre Departure Meeting | How many people are on a tour? | What if you miss the coach?

World Wide Weather and Time Zones

Find out what time is is where and what the weather will be like by following the links below.

Time Zones | Weather



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