Tour and Travel Advice - New Zealand

Last Updated: 10th Mar 2014

<p>More Tour and Travel Advice for: <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-Europe">Australia</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada"><span class="caps">USA</span> &amp; Canada</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-australia">Australia</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-new-zealand">New Zealand</a></p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/new_zealand/user_photos/jimbo_bay_of_islands_001.jpg" class="rightwise" title="tour group, new zealand" alt="tour group, new zealand" /></p> <h2>Planning a Trip Away</h2> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/choosing-and-planning-a-tour-where-to-start">Choosing a tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tips-on-saving-for-a-trip">Tips on Saving for a Trip</a></p> <h2>What to pack</h2> <p>New Zealand can see four seasons in one day and choosing what to pack is an important decision.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/suggested-packing-list-new-zealand">Suggested Packing List</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/laptops-on-tour">Laptops</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-much-digital-memory-should-i-take">Digital Memory Storage</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/guide-books-and-maps">Guide Books and Maps</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/power-adapters">Power Adapeters</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/shoes-and-footwear">Shoes and Footwear</a></p> <h2>Luggage</h2> <p>Suitcases? Backpacks? Weight restrictions? More of what you need to know for your tour in New Zealand&#8230;</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/overnight-bag">Overnight bags</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/suitcase-vs-backpack">Suitcase or Backpack ?</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/weight-and-size-limits-new-zealand">Luggage Limits</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/day-bag">Day Bag</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/carry-on-luggage">Carry on Luggage</a></p> <h2>Health, Safety and Security</h2> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/avoiding-jet-lag">Avoiding Jet Lag</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/health-new-zealand">Health</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/vaccinations-new-zealand">Vaccinations</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/security-new-zealand">Security</a></p> <h2>Money Matters</h2> <p>Exchange rates, credit cards, cash machines and how to get your hands on Kiwi cash &#8211; it&#8217;s all here.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/currency-conversion-and-exchange-rates">Exchange Rates and Currency Conversion</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/atm-s-and-cash-machines-new-zealand">Cash Machines</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/banks-new-zealand">Banks</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/credit-cards-new-zealand">Credit Cards</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-much-spending-money-should-i-bring-new-zealand">Spending Money</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travellers-cheques-new-zealand">Travellers Cheques</a></p> <h2>Age Considerations in New Zealand</h2> <p>What&#8217;s the legal drinking age in New Zealand? How old are the people on our tours? Find out!</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/age-restrictions-new-zealand">Age restrictions for travelling with Contiki</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/age-of-people-on-tour">Age of people on tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/average-age">Average Age of People on Tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/drinking-age">Drinking Ages</a></p> <h2>Getting Places</h2> <p>Here&#8217;s the easiest and best ways to get to our hotels and starting points for our tours in New Zealand!</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/auckland-airport-to-the-mercure-hotel-auckland">Auckland Airport to the Mercure Hotel</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/christchurch-airport-to-bealey-hotel-christchurch">Christchurch Airport to Bealey&#8217;s Hotel</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/queenstown-airport-to-aspen-on-queenstown-hotel">Queenstown Airport to the Aspen on Queenstown Hotel</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/wellington-airport-to-the-abel-tasman-hotel-wellington">Wellington Airport to the Able Tasman Hotel</a></p> <h2>Before you go</h2> <p>Things to get organized before you leave for New Zealand.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/travel-insurance-new-zealand">Travel Insurance</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-travelling-to-new-zealand">Visas</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-travel-documents">Contiki Travel Documents</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/passports">Passports</a></p> <h2>On Tour</h2> <p>What you can expect while on tour in NZ.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/pre-departure-meeting-new-zealand">Pre Departure Meeting</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-many-people-are-on-a-tour">How many people are on a tour?</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/if-you-miss-the-coach-new-zealand">What if you miss the coach?</a></p> <h2>World Wide Weather and Time Zones</h2> <p>Find out what time is is where and what the weather will be like by following the links below.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/worldwide-time-zones">Time Zones</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/worldwide-weather-forecasts-and-trends">Weather</a></p>