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About New Zealand

New Zealand is a great country to visit or live in. The below information will give you a brief snapshot of New Zealand, including everything from driving distances, history and culture, holiday packages, regional information, weather and much more.

New Zealand ActivitiesAccessible Travel

A range of tourism operators in New Zealand offer accessibility within their business so that all travellers can stay, play, get around and enjoy all that New Zealand has to offer. Businesses listed in this section have completed a Be. Welcome assessment so that you can be sure of their level of accessibility... (Accessible Travel)

New Zealand ActivitiesActivities

New Zealand offers a vast number of quality tourist attractions and activities for an adventure filled holiday. Experience the adrenalin rush from bungy jumping in New Zealand or simply relax and enjoy the relaxing sights while tramping in one of New Zealand's National Parks. There is bound to be something to suit everyone... (Activities)

New Zealand Distance CalculatorDistance Calculator

Use this handy time and distance calculator to plan your trip around New Zealand. It's simple and easy to use, plus you can print out the directions if needed. Simply choose your departure point and destination, then add in any towns that you'd like to visit along the way... (Use the Distance Calculator)

New Zealand Driving RoutesDriving Routes

To find your ideal New Zealand driving route, simply select which major centre you plan to start from. You'll be offered a recommended route, followed by a list of other possible routes. Click on the routes to read a summary. Each route is made up of several days and includes information on what to see and do... (Driving Routes)

New Zealand FactsFacts

See this page for some key facts and information about New Zealand, including currency, driving, population, immigration, important dates, services and utilities, time difference, language, health and safety, flight times, freedom camping and much more... (Facts about New Zealand)

General InformationGeneral Information

New Zealand is made up of some of the worlds most stunning landscapes, from vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines. This natural playground is perfect for thrill seekers, adventurers and those who simply want to visit for the culture, history and beautiful landscapes... (General Information)

Getting to New ZealandGetting to New Zealand

The most common way to get to New Zealand is by air. There are a number of airlines that fly to New Zealand and several that code-share (this allows airlines to share their aeroplanes/seats). A cruise is relaxing way to get to New Zealand, although it will take longer than a flight... (Getting Here)

History of New ZealandHistory

New Zealand is a relatively young country, but still has a rich and fascinating history (both Maori and European). Historical Maori sites and taonga (treasures), some dating back almost a thousand years, are a contrast to many beautiful colonial buildings. Take some time to discover this culturally diverse and fascinating country... (History about New Zealand)

Holiday DealsHoliday Deals

Southern World New Zealand is the major inbound tour operator for New Zealand Tourism Guide and has years of experience in revealing the delights of this stunning country to overseas travellers. We guarantee a warm welcome and an itinerary that makes the most of your valuable vacation time. Choose guided or self-drive holiday packages... (Holiday Deals)

New Zealand MapsMaps

New Zealand is approximately 1,600 kilometres in length with a total land area of 270,000 square kilometres. The coastline has a length of 15,134 kilometres. New Zealand Tourism Guide has an excellent range of maps and atlases for sale to help you explore this truly magical country... (View Maps)

Maori TourismMaori Tourism

Today Maori people live throughout New Zealand, and many are involved with keeping their unique culture and language alive. Within any Maori community, the marae provides a focus for social, cultural and spiritual life. A marae is a communal area which includes a wharenui (meeting house and wharekai (dining room)... (Maori Tourism)

New Zealand NatureNature

New Zealand welcomes visitors to experience and discover its unique, precious natural heritage. We ask only that you make as little impact as possible, so that future generations may also enjoy it as you do. Discover unique flora and fauna, such as the flightless kiwi, New Zealand's unofficial national symbol... (Nature in New Zealand)

New Zealand - Off The Beaten TrackOff The Beaten Track

Venture off the beaten track and discover some of New Zealand's most beautiful, untouched and rugged areas. You'll see why New Zealand is renowned as an outdoor paradise when you step away from the city and into the natural beauty of what New Zealand has to offer... (Go Off The Beaten Track)

ProductsProducts

Choose from our excellent range of New Zealand DVD's, New Zealand CD's, New Zealand travel packs, New Zealand travel books and New Zealand souvenirs and products. Only high quality, value-for-money products are sourced from reputable suppliers with efficient delivery times... (Products)

Public Holidays and School HolidaysPublic Holidays and School Holidays

New Zealand observes a range of nationwide public holidays, 1 provincial holiday, and 4 seasonal school holidays each year. Knowing when these holidays are is important when planning your trip to New Zealand as many businesses, accommodations, amenities and shops may be closed, booked out or very busy during these times... (Public Holidays and School Holidays)

Rainbow TourismRainbow Tourism

New Zealand is a very popular destination for gay and lesbian travelers with a range of holiday options to suit most budgets. Over time, NZ's gay and lesbian tourism industry has grown from a network of homestays, to an expansive network of accommodation ranging from homestays and farmstays to exclusive luxury lodges and boutique hotels... (Rainbow Tourism)

Regional InformationRegional Information

To make it easier for visitors to plan a holiday in New Zealand and find the places that will mean the most to you, we've split New Zealand up into 29 main regions, as well as New Zealand, North Island and South Island wide regions, Antarctica and Outlying Islands... (Regional Information)

New Zealand SnapshotSnapshot

New Zealand is comparable in size to the United Kingdom or the Philippines. Nowhere is more than 130km from the ocean. The Snapshot of New Zealand information page contains facts about New Zealand's history, economy, society, culture, demography, agricultural production and much more... (view a Snapshot of New Zealand)

Video Tour of New ZealandVideo Tour

Take a quick trip around New Zealand with a video tour. Enjoy a sneak peak of what you could expect when you arrive at your destination and start planning for the ultimate trip of a lifetime. A video tour will give you an excellent feel of what to expect when you arrive... (Take a Video Tour)

New Zealand Visitor InformationVisitor Information

New Zealand is a stunning country with so much to see and do. This New Zealand visitor information section provides helpful details about New Zealand, and its many regions, diverse history, unique culture, natural wonders, changeable weather and much more... (Visitor Information)

New Zealand WeatherWeather

Both the North and South Islands of New Zealand enjoy moderate, maritime climate, weather and temperatures. New Zealand's climate is dominated by two main geographical features: the mountains and the sea. Because New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, the average temperature decreases as you travel south... (Weather Information)

New Zealand Web CamsWeb Cams

There are a number of Web cams set up around New Zealand, many providing up-to-the-minute information about the area they are located in. Useful information that can be gathered from Web cams include weather, skifield and tide conditions... (View Web Cams)

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ASB Foreign Exchange

ASB Bank

Check out what your money is worth.

New Zealand Coach Tours

Find the Tour For You

Expert advice & best price on 200+ tours.

Luxury self drive tours

Fine Tours NZ

Finest custom-made travel experiences.

New Zealand self-drive tours

NZ Self Drive Tours

Self drive tours provide freedom at your pace

Bluebridge Ferry

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Cross Cook Strait and enjoy Kiwi hospitality.