Visit New Zealand – Plan Your Trip
Best Time to Visit New Zealand
New Zealand has a cool, maritime climate. Its long north / south direction and its alpine nature on the South Island result in great geographic diversity. The South Island is several degrees cooler with areas of heavy rainfall and also areas that are arid. The North Island becomes sub tropical. New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, so November to April are the best months for comfortable temperatures for visitors.
New Zealand Visa Requirements
Australian and United Kingdom passport holders do not require a visa to enter New Zealand. Visa waiver countries can visit for up to 3 months without a visa. Refer to the New Zealand Immigration site for more information or check your specific country at VisaHQ. For a list of exempt countries, visit Project Visa.
New Zealand Electrical Adapters
Voltage in New Zealand is 220-240 Volts, so visitors from North America should bring a Type I electrical adapter to recharge cameras and electronic equipment. This adapter is good in Australia and other islands in Oceania too. The standard British Type G plug looks similar, but it doesn’t work in Oceania.
New Zealand – Currency
New Zealand dollar is the official currency of New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and Pitcairn Islands.
Drinking Water for New Zealand
It’s fine to drink tap water throughout New Zealand.