New Zealand has two offical languages: English and Maori with English being the predominant language.
Name: New Zealand Dollar Code: NZD Symbol: $
April-September: New Zealand Standard Time (GMT +12) November-March: New Zealand Daylight Time (GMT +13)
Expect to pay between $6 NZD and $8 NZD for a beer in a bar and around $5 NZD for a beer in the supermarket.
You can find everything from cheap eats to fine-dining in New Zealand with prices ranging from $12 - $45 NZD for a main. The 'best burger in the world', the acclaimed Fergburger costs $11.50 NZD and many of the great Thai, Indian, Chinese and Japanese resturants are BYO.
Taxis in New Zealand run on a meter with a starting fare of $3 NZD and then an average of $3 NZD per km. You can also uber in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. fares depending on travel times and distance.
Travel on buses from $3.50 NZD one-way or hire a campervan with us from only $42.
You can find hostels pretty much everywhere in New Zealand and dorm beds in hostels will cost between $24 and $40 NZD. Campsites are likely to be $14-$34 NZD for non-powered sites and $16-40 NZD for powered sites.
A room in midrange hotels and motels would be somewhere between $40 and $130 NZD - but expect to pay more in the major cities and during peak season.
As temperatures only vary by about 10ºC between winter and summer, New Zealand is well worth visiting any time of year. However, if you’re a lover of skiing or snowboarding you’ll want to head over to New Zealand between June and September to benefit from the country’s fantastic slopes and if you want to enjoy the Kiwi beach life, head over between October and May.
You do not need a visa for a holiday in New Zealand if you are an Australian passport holder or resident. As a UK citizen or passport holder, you can enter New Zealand and stay for up to six months. Citizens of visa waiver countries can stay in New Zealand for up to three months without a visa. Our Travel Experts can help you find out whether you need a visa - contact us here.