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New Zealand Information

Founded from a deep passion for the kiwi outdoors, and an intense desire to share it with others.

New Zealand… Guided or Unguided Tours?

Going Guided Well appointed comfortable accommodation Comfortable beds Hot showers Meals provided Travel provided Small day-packs Knowledgable guides Safety is … Read more

New Zealand… History

New Zealand’s Tangata Whenua (People of the Land) New Zealand’s indigenous people came from tropical Polynesia more than 1000 years … Read more

New Zealand… Driving Distances

Driving Distances South Island North Island

New Zealand… Environmental Matters

New Zealand Environmental Care Code Toitu Te Whenua (Leave the land undisturbed) A growing number of people are enjoying outdoor … Read more

New Zealand… Health Considerations

Vaccinations No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand.   Safety Precautions There are absolutely no dangerous or poisonous animals … Read more

New Zealand… Time Zones

At 12 noon (Standard Time) Wellington Note:- In the summer New Zealand uses Daylight Savings, and clocks are put forward one … Read more

New Zealand… Facts

Population: 5 Million Capital City: Wellington Largest City: Auckland (1.1million) Area: 270,534 sq km   New Zealand People People: 74% … Read more

New Zealand… Money Matters

Currency New Zealand’s unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZ$). Coins have values of 10, 20 and 50 … Read more

New Zealand… Visas and Immigration

Having a valid passport and the right visa is key to a trouble-free entry into New Zealand. Read more about … Read more

New Zealand… Plants & Animals

Since New Zealand drifted away from the super-continent, a unique flora and fauna has evolved, leaving a land full of … Read more