Planning on Driving in New Zealand?

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If you are planning to drive when you arrive in New Zealand, then you will need to bring with you an international drivers permit or your drivers licence that is valid in your home country. On the basis that you have one of the two, you can drive for a maximum of 12 months from the date you arrived in New Zealand. Remember that you must carry your licence with you at all times in New Zealand otherwise you could be fined a heavy charge...

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Passports and Visas

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It is important that all visitors to New Zealand are in procession of a passport which is valid for three months beyond the date of intended departure. If you are an Australian Citizen or hold an Australian returning residents visa then you do not require a visitors visa to enter New Zealand and you can also live in New Zealand indefinitely if you wish For those of you holding a UK passport you do not need a visa either and you will...

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When to go

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Generally visitors to New Zealand like to come in the Summer for obvious reasons The summer lasts from November to March and is the busiest time of the year when residents of New Zealand are taking a break themselves especially around Christmas and New year when everyone heads of for a break to the mountains or the beach. Accommodation can get fully booked so its best to book early. If you are planning to hire a vehicle and drive...

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Arriving By Air

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The majority of visitors coming to New Zealand arrive by air. The three main international airports are Auckland, Wellington and Chrsitchurch with Auckland being the most key entry point. Auckland International Airport Auckland international airport is located approx 21kim (13 miles) south of Auckland city. The airport comprises of 3 terminals – international and two domestic terminals. There is a free shuttle bus which operates...

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When is the best time to visit New Zealand

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New Zealand is beautiful no matter what time of the year you visit so you can visit New Zealand at any time of the year. Summer and winter temperatures vary by only about 10?C over most of the country, making New Zealand an ideal holiday destination all year round. The warmest months of the year are from September – April. December, January and February are the 3 hottest months of the year (Summer). Spring is from September...

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