New Zealand in abbreviation written NZ.
Location: Oceania, New
Zealand is located in the South Pacific Ocean and southeast
Flag of New Zealand: The flag
colour of New Zealand is blue and red. It has a blue
background with on the upper left side the Union Flag and on
the right side four stars representing the Southern Cross.
Population: over 4 million.
Language: English and Maori
are the official language of New Zealand.
Regions: New Zealand has
sixteen regions. Wellington, Marlborough, Auckland,
Canterbury, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne,
Manawatu-Wanganui, Nelson, Otago, Northland, Southland,
Tasman, Taranaki, Waikati, West Coast.
New Zealand has
one territory, Chatham Islands.
Independence Day: 26
National holiday: 6 February,
Waitangi Day (treaty of Waitangi).
Currency: New Zealand Dollar.
Main Airports: Wellington
International Airport, Auckland International Airport,
Christchurch International Airport, Dunedin International
Airport, Hamilton International Airport, Palmerston North
Documents: A passport valid
for at least for three month, visa is not required for
visitors staying less than three months and United Kingdom
visitors may stay in New Zealand for six months without
visa. Driving is allowed with an International Driving
How to get in New Zealand:
The most usual way to get to New Zealand is air.
When to go to New Zealand:
New Zealand may be visited all throughout the year. November
to April is considered to be the warmer months in the year.
New Zealand receives a large number of visitors during the
month of December as there are school holidays during this
month of the year. Winter starts from June and ends in
August. New Zealand is also very beautiful in winter and
those who like ski and snow will love it at this period. But
autumn and spring in New Zealand is also very spectacular.
Electricity: 240/250volt Ac
50 Hz. Hotels provides also 110 volt too.
Business: Office hours are
usually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
What to wear: You may expect
in New Zealand to have the seasons in one day. So you better
bring in your suitcases clothing for warm and cold weather.
For cold temperatures you should bring a raincoat, warm
woollen clothing, long pants, gloves, scarves and warm
shoes. For warm temperatures do not forget your bath suit,
light clothing, hat, short pants, light shoes, sun glasses
Credit Card and Travellers
Cheques: The most accepted cards in New Zealand are
Bankcard, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Dinners Club,
and Carte Blanche. Travellers can be easily changed in banks
and hotels. It is therefore recommended to have New Zealand
Banks: In most regions of New
Zealand banks are open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m.
to 4.30 p.m. Some banks offer their services also Saturday
New Zealand offers a large choice of luxury hotels,
comfortable hotels, motels, bungalows, apartments, guest
houses, self-catering. Depending of your budget you can
choose the best accommodation that fits your purse. Most
hotels offer a lot of facilities as TV, telephone,
refrigerator, internet. In most cities and towns there is
also a large choice of hotels.
Health: Hygiene is very
important in New Zealand. Tap water is considered to one of
the cleanest water in the world so no worries to drink tap
water. Hospitals are well equipped and doctors are well