New Zealand

Kia Ora – Welcome to New Zealand

In New Zealand, you will experience a welcome like no other. Be inspired by our stunning landscapes, natural wonders, rich culture and most importantly our warm and welcoming people. Come and enjoy an unforgettable event.

Travelling to New Zealand to attend a conference

Accessible from anywhere in the world, New Zealand is just a meal, movie and a sleep away for delegates. With stunning landscapes, welcoming locals and so much to see and do, New Zealand is the ultimate conference destination that is worth the extra air miles.

New Zealand is serviced by airlines in Star Alliance, oneworld and SkyTeam.

What you need to know when travelling in New Zealand

Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Fuel your visit with strong coffee and world-class craft beer, visit stylish designer boutiques, wander through hidden lane-ways, experience Te Papa’s interactive museum magic, be inspired by theatres and galleries and go behind the scenes at Oscar-winning film studios.

The far north of New Zealand is subtropical, whilst the south is more temperate. The warmest months are traditionally December, January and February, and the coolest are June, July and August. In summer, the average maximum daytime temperatures range between 20–30 °C and in winter between 10–15 °C. You can check weather conditions in New Zealand on the New Zealand MetService website:

New Zealand’s public and private medical and hospital facilities provide a high standard of treatment and care. Medical services are not free to visitors. It’s recommended that you purchase travel and health insurance before you visit. No vaccination certificates are required. There are no snakes or dangerous wild animals in New Zealand.

New Zealand’s currency is the dollar (NZD). You can use all major credit cards in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely.

If you’re looking to stay connected to the internet everywhere you go, it’s recommended that you purchase a plan from one of New Zealand’s main networks. Purchasing a plan from a network will allow you to access a mix of data, calling and texting throughout your trip to suit your communication and connection needs. You will find that free Wi-Fi is available in most hotel accommodation and hospitality outlets.

New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts, and we use angled two or three-pin plugs (the same as Australia).

Check with your phone company before leaving home about international mobile roaming facilities available in New Zealand. Alternatively, you can hire or buy mobile phones or SIM cards in New Zealand. Note that signal is not available in all rural areas.

Whether you've been driving in New Zealand for a year or for fifty, it's always a good idea to brush up on road safety - especially in the holiday season.

i-SITE New Zealand is our official visitor information network. There are over 80 i-SITE Visitor Centres around New Zealand, which provide international visitors, domestic travellers and locals with comprehensive, up-to-date information and a New Zealand-wide booking service for activities, attractions, accommodation and transport.

Make the most of your New Zealand holiday with our recommended apps. Whether checking the weather, finding a city’s hotspots or gazing at the stars, these apps can help you enjoy the very best of New Zealand on your holiday.

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Start imagining your journey

New Zealand is a destination where everything’s close — stunning natural backdrops, diverse experiences and activities and a warm, genuine hospitality that stays with you long after your flight home.

While exploring our incredible country, you can find everything from golden sand beaches to rich culture set among geothermal activity. Be awe-inspired among towering mountains, marine and forest sanctuaries, and tranquil coves around every corner.

Recommended trips

Whether you’re visiting New Zealand for a few days or a few months, you’ll find ideas here to help you plan your itinerary.

Take a look at these itineraries for the North Island, South Island, and all of New Zealand. Choose trips to suit your interests and how much time you have.