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New Zealand Tourist Information

Your Travel Tip Guide for Planning New Zealand Holidays

You have questions? New Zealand Tourist Information has the answers. Most likely your first question is... Where do you start? Let’s start with the most obvious tourist questions that you need to answer.

New Zealand Tourist Information - FAQ
Frenquently Asked Questions

New Zealand Tourist Information Answers

When is the best time to travel to New Zealand?

All great travel holidays start with deciding and planning the
best time to travel
for you. Do you want to experience a Winter holiday or Summer holiday? Because New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere and the summer is from December through February and then the winter between June through August. New Zealand is an extremely popular summer destination, both for overseas and domestic visitors.

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Getting to New Zealand?

Where you are traveling from probably will have alot to do with getting there. The official airline of the country is Air New Zealand. There are many Flights to New Zealand from major international airports around the world and several airlines that fly to New Zealand. Most international travellers first destination is Auckland, the Gateway City to New Zealand.

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What is the weather in New Zealand?

Throughout the country the temperatures are mild, the rainfall is moderately high, and there are many hours of sunshine. New Zealand's climate is sub-tropical and geographically dominated by both the mountains and the sea. Generally the North Island is warmer, as you travel south the temperature decreases. Want to know more about New Zealand Weather and seasons?

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What kind of holiday would you like to experience?

Wow there are so many options, and the New Zealand Scenery in the North Island and South Island is majestic and spectaular! The natural attractions are magical and you can experience the snowy mountains, volcanoes, beautiful diverse beaches, hiking trails, wilderness lakes and much more. You will need to explore with us the many choices that are avaiable as New Zealand Holidays.

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Where should we stay?

New Zealand accommodations choices include lodges, motels, hotels, exclusive accommodations, bed & breakfast, boutique, serviced apartments, backpacker lodges and hostels, camping parks, homestays and even farmstays.

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What kind of holiday would you like to experience?

The answer to this question most likely depends on what kind of holiday you are planning. While traveling around New Zealand you will find that most destination are just hours from each other. Depending on how much time you have, you might want to drive a car, or maybe experience a camper van. If you have less time, you might want to catch a domestic air flight or travel by train or bus.

If you plan to drive, remember the rules of the road mean driving on the left-hand side of the road.

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What New Zealand Tourist Information can you recommend about the attractions we should visit?

Tourist attractions in the North Island.
What better place to discover all that New Zealand has to offer?

Are you are interested in water based attractions?

Maybe you are looking for adventure?
Were you interested in the cultural attractions?
Or maybe you want to check out the natives... wildlife that is?
Maybe you are a Movie buff and are a fan of The Lord of the Rings?
Or are you into the arts?

Tourist attractions in the South Island.

Let's look at nature at its best and a few of your options.

Are you an adventure junkie, seeking adrenaline?
Or Nature lover?
Interested in a Cruise? What kind? Wildlife, Nature, Antartic.
Want to discover historic sites?
Discover the sights from the sky? A helicopter, a balloon ride
Ok so maybe you are interested in relaxing in a world class spa?
You can go a bit wild with black water or hot rock rafting

Whatever your interest, we have an attraction for you!

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What is the time difference in New Zealand?

New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). New Zealand uses ‘daylight saving’ in summer, with clocks put forward one hour to GMT+13. Daylight saving begins on the last Sunday in September and ends on the first Sunday of the following April, when clocks are put back to GMT+12.

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What to know about ATM/Credit Cards while traveling.

All major international credit cards can be used in New Zealand and Travellers Cheques are accepted at hotels, banks and some stores. You should know that if your credit card is encoded with a PIN number you will be able to withdraw cash from automatic teller machines (ATMs) at banks and shopping centers throughout the country.

About Credit cards with "Smart Card" technology. Smart cards are payment cards that carry an embedded microchip allowing them to store encrypted, confidential information, and carry multiple applications from different industries alongside debit, credit, or prepaid payment applications. Please note these cards, which often have no magnetic strip, are not accepted everywhere in New Zealand. It is possible that you may experience problems using these cards. Contact your card provider for further information before arriving in New Zealand.

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Any travel tips on what to wear?

Plan on an informal, relaxed clothes for most occasions. Smart casual clothes are acceptable at most restaurants and night-spots. Men are generally not expected to wear suits and ties, except in a few of the top formal bars and restaurants in major cities.

Expect to pack a jacket and sweater for your summer travels for when the weather turns cooler. It will also be cooler when you visit higher altitudes. It is a good idea to include a light rainproof jacket or coat for unexpected rain. If you plan a visit between May and September, pack warm winter garments and plan to layer your clothing.

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For more New Zealand Tourist Information on the local attractions... check out the North Island and South Island.

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