below is some useful New Zealand travel information to assis you
with your preperations for your travels to New Zealand.
New Zealand's spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain
chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented
fiords and lush
Comparable in size and/or shape to Great Britain, Colorado or Japan,
New Zealand has a population of only 4 million - making it one of
the world's least crowded countries. It is a haven for those seeking
peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill
seekers and adventurers.
The north of New Zealand is subtropical and the south temperate.
The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest
June, July and August.
In summer, the average maximum temperature
ranges between 20-30ºC and in winter between 10-15ºC.
New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world,
with a low crime rate, few endemic diseases and a first-class healthcare
and accident compensation system. However we still recommend you
observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions
as you would in any other country, or at home:
New Zealand's unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZ$).
Coins have values of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, $1 and $2; notes have
values of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.
Most shops and businesses are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday,
as a minimum. Many stores also open Saturdays and some open on Sundays.
In resorts you will find most stores open in the evenings. Banks
are closed at weekends.
Electricity is supplied throughout New Zealand at 230/240 volts,
50 hertz. Most hotels and motels provide 110 volt ac sockets (rated
at 20 watts) for electric razors only.