Welcome to New Zealand

New Zealand is a nation divided into two islands. Go north for beautiful beaches, nightlife and hot springs; south for volcanic mountains, fiords, and ski fields.

Go bungy jumping or skydiving – after all NZ is the top destination in the world for extreme sports. Too much? Just peace out staring at the majestic scenery.

Top it all off by watching a traditional Maori Haka 'war dance', or sipping on a sauvignon at one of the 600 wineries.

New Zealand has its own dollar currency, so you'll need to get your travel money sorted. Check conversion rates, get foreign cash and sort out your travel cards before you fly.

It'll come as no surprise to know that you'll need a valid passport to travel to New Zealand. Be sure to sort out your new passport or organise a renewal well before you jet off.

New Zealand may be a first-world country, but that it's still important to get your travel insurance sorted before you leave. Make sure your trip is covered with travel insurance for New Zealand.

What to see in New Zealand

From the Milford Sounds fiord, to the Waitomo Caves; here are some tips on some of the top sights you absolutely must see while you’re there.

Queenstown: the adventure capital of the world

Queenstown is a buzzing hub of visitors from all over the world who have come to tick some crazy thrill-seeking adventures off their bucket list.

Wine time: touring New Zealand's wine regions

Award winning wineries, magical landscapes, welcoming locals and a thriving foodie scene, New Zealand’s idyllic wine regions are the stuff travel dreams are made of.

New Zealand's outlying islands

When planning your trip to New Zealand, it’s easy to forget that it has many more than just two islands. Dotted around the country are little pockets of paradise - the Outlying Islands.

What to do in New Zealand

Before you go, get yourself organised and read up on some of the ways you can experience what NZ has to offer.

The ultimate packing guide for a trip to New Zealand

With so many adventure experiences to be had in New Zealand, knowing what to pack can be confusing. Happily, we’ve made it easy with this essential travel packing list for New Zealand.

Travel like a local: the secret side of Queenstown

Photojournalist Lisa Burns shares her favourite scenic spots in Queenstown for breathtaking views.

Get out of town: 6 small town in New Zealand that are worth visiting

Beyond the big cities, New Zealand is hiding a treasure trove of towns worth visiting.

When, where and how: getting around New Zealand

Be a smart traveler and avoid the hassles of trip planning with our guide to creating the perfect New Zealand family holiday.

What to consider before purchasing travel insurance for New Zealand

Whether you're travelling to NZ for business or pleasure, travel insurance is essential. Find out why.

Make the most of the drive – 10 towns to visit on your New Zealand road trip

Travelling days don’t have to feel like a wasted day of the holiday. If these ten towns aren’t already on the itinerary, see if you can squeeze them in while on the road.

Explore New Zealand in the summer

Although the picture postcard image of New Zealand is often one of ski fields and snow-capped mountains, Summer is actually the most popular time to visit.

How to unwind in the adventure capital: 10 relaxing things to do in Queenstown

Queenstown is also a charming little city filled with relaxing activities that you can do with your feet firmly on the ground.

What to eat in New Zealand

When it comes to food, NZ is more than its famous fish ‘n’ chips. Taste succulent seafood, traditional Hāngi, and decadent chocolate, while sipping world-class wine. Whatever your palette prefers, the Kiwis know good food.

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