Travelling New Zealand is about adventure, big backdrops and new faces. The pristine natural wilderness and beauty of this island nation is something that has to be seen to be believed. The adventure and partying opportunities however are also virtually boundless – whether bungy jumping, climbing a glacier, hiking or white water rafting, New Zealand, the 'Land of the Long White Cloud', is a country synonymous with 100% pure exhilaration.

  • Country information
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      Capital

      Currency

      Language

      New Zealand

      Wellington

      Dollar  (NZD)

      English, Maori

  • Sights and attractions
    • • The beautiful Bay of Islands
      • Waitomo Caves
      • Thermal Springs in Rotorua
      • The dramatic scenery featured in the Lord of the Rings films
      • Huka Falls
      • Experience the Maori Culture
      • Mt Victoria and it's spectacular panoramic views
      • The stunning mountain ranges 'The Remarkables' and 'Coronet Peak' which surround vibrant Queenstown
      • Frans Josef and Fox Glacier
    • • Lakes Ohau and Tekapo
      • Milford Sound
      • Unbeatable adventure activities, like jet boating, bungy jumping, sky diving, black water rafting and more.
  • What to pack
    • 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.

      Clothes
      • 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 Shoes
      • Thongs/flip flops/sandals
      • Going out shoes
      • Comfortable walking shoes (for outdoor activities) Toiletries
      • Toiletry bag and contents
      • Sun tan lotion
      • Insect repellent
      • Aspirin/Medicines, etc.
      • Handkerchiefs/tissues Miscellaneous
      • 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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