Travel to New Zealand

From its snow-capped mountains and rugged coastlines to its rolling hills and glorious glaciers, New Zealand is a country so diverse and full of natural beauty that there’s something for everyone to fall in love with.

Key facts

  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  • Population: 4.79 million
  • National dish: Hāngi
  • Bottle of beer: 9 NZD
  • Official language: English
  • Hello: Hello
  • Capital city: Wellington
  • Minimum wage: 17 NZD/hour
  • Annual temperatures: 6°C - 20°C


Culture

New Zealand is a country so dynamic and diverse. Its culture of indigenous M?ori people is highly prevalent and has a huge influence on their language, arts and accent. Locals are best known for their resilience and passion for sport and are often described as friendly, reliable and innovative.


Best time to visit

The best time of year to visit depends on what you are travelling to New Zealand to see and do. December - February (summer) is the most popular time for tourists and is when you’ll experience beautiful, warm weather and sunny days. If you’re heading over to ski and embrace the lower temperatures, June - August (winter) is prime time for snow and skiing. For those eager to adventure, we suggest travelling in September - November (spring) to make the most of comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds.


Best places to visit

Wellington

A trip to the capital city, Wellington, should be high on your to-do list. Visit the small city packed with personality and embrace the quirky museums, theatres, galleries, quaint cafes and bustling bars throughout.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie and love being active in the great outdoors, Queenstown is not to be missed. This popular, charming town in the south is packed with incredible ski runs, thriving nightlife and plenty of adventure experiences.