New Zealand

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Food & Cuisine

By |2016-12-09T00:29:35+00:00December 30th, 2013|New Zealand|

The country’s Pacific Rim cuisine is based on its abundance of wonderful fresh produce. Tender lamb, beef, pork, venison, succulent green-lipped mussels, Bluff oysters, crayfish (lobster), paua (abalone), whitebait, scallops, salmon, deep-sea fish and, of course, kiwifruit.

North Island

By |2013-12-30T15:05:24+00:00December 30th, 2013|New Zealand|

New Zealand’s North Island is blessed with a mild maritime climate ranging from subtropical in the Far North to temperate in the rest of the island. The land was moulded aeons ago by the fierce fires of countless volcanoes - the last eruption was as recent as 1996, when giant Mt Ruapehu blew its top.

Shopping

By |2013-12-30T15:05:04+00:00June 4th, 2013|New Zealand|

New Zealand offers a great variety of shopping experiences for visitors from overseas. With currency conversions invariably favouring the overseas visitor, a New Zealand shopping spree is a ‘must do’ activity. Shops are usually open from 9 am to 5.30 pm with late shopping available on Thursday.

Internet Access

By |2013-12-30T15:04:49+00:00June 4th, 2013|New Zealand|

Cyber cafes are widely distributed throughout the country to enable visitors to keep in touch with friends and relatives back home. Many hostels and backpackers have Internet rooms or booths, which are usually available 24/7 at reasonable rates. Charges vary considerably between hotels.

Electricity

By |2016-12-09T00:29:45+00:00June 4th, 2013|New Zealand|

New Zealand’s swift-flowing rivers dissect steep, broken country making them ideal for generating cheap hydro power. The vast amount of energy contained in major river systems like the Waikato and the Clutha has been tapped through a series of hydro dams.

Clothing

By |2016-12-09T00:29:45+00:00June 4th, 2013|New Zealand|

New Zealand dress code is pretty much a reflection of the casual Kiwi lifestyle. Living the good life in ‘Godzone’ as Kiwis describe ‘God’s Own Country’, means dressing informally. This easy-going lifestyle is exemplified by the popular, sizzling backyard barbecue.

Regional Weather

By |2016-12-09T00:29:45+00:00June 4th, 2013|New Zealand|

New Zealand’s sparkling islands lie within the vast expanse of the South Pacific Ocean giving them a classic maritime climate. This means mild, equable, year-round temperatures with no extremes because of the constant moderating influence of the surrounding seas.

Visas

By |2016-12-09T00:29:46+00:00June 3rd, 2013|New Zealand|

A Visitors Permit is an endorsement in your passport allowing you to visit New Zealand. It states the expiry date of your permit and allows you to visit as a tourist, see friends and relatives, play sport or perform in cultural events without pay, undertake a business trip and/or undertake medical.

Transportation

By |2016-12-09T00:29:46+00:00June 3rd, 2013|New Zealand|

New Zealand has an efficient transport system that is designed to move visitors around the main tourist routes with a minimum of delay. Advance bookings are essential in the summer high season (December-February) but at other times there is much less pressure on transport services.