Visiting Information & Key Facts


Biosecurity
In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply.

Climate
The weather varies throughout New Zealand by region and by season.

Currency
The currency used is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD).

Electricity
New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts and uses angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia and parts of Asia).

Internet & Phone Coverage
Staying connected in New Zealand is easy with a little forward planning.

Time Zone
New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).