FAQs

Q. When is the best time to visit New Zealand?.

A. New Zealand is an ideal holiday destination that can be visited all year round. In fact, its winter and summer temperatures vary by only 10 degrees. Enjoy the sunshine as well as exciting water activities during the summers while winters are best experienced on mountains where you can ski to your heart’s content.

Q. What clothes should I take on my travel?.

A. Dressing in the country is more informal and relaxed. Most of the clubs and night bars accept smart casual clothes while suits and ties are required only in a few of the top formal bars and restaurants. Do remember to pack a light sweater or jacket during summers as the weather can turn cooler as and when you visit the high country.

Q. Do I need any kind of Visa or passport to visit the country?.

A. It is mandatory that every visitor to the country carry his or her passport that is valid for at least three months beyond the date you are leaving the country. Most of the vacationers who plan to stay for less than three months do not require any kind of visa. If you need any more information about the same, you can go visit the New Zealand immigration Service web site.

Q. Are there any kind or poisonous animals in New Zealand that we need to be aware of?.

A. No, the country has no dangerous wild animals or snakes that you need to take care of while in public places. Thus, it is safe for you to indulge in outdoor activities without any fear for the wild.   

Q. Where are the major international airports located in the country?.

A. The major international airports of New Zealand are located in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Many international flights from Australia even land in Hamilton, Queenstown, Palmerston North and Dunedin.

Q. Is New Zealand a safe place?.

A. Considered to be one of the safest countries in the world, New Zealand has a low crime rate, few endemic diseases, low war threat and an excellent healthcare system. Its this that makes the Kiwi Experience an excellent place to visit during your next vacation. 

Q. What is a farmstay?.

A. Farmstay is a great way to experience the rural life of New Zealand in its full swing while meeting and greeting locals in a comfortable environment. Depending on what type of farm you prefer, get a chance to share home cooked meals and join in with the farm chore with your hosts like milking cows, lambing, shearing sheep or kiwifruit harvesting. The experience is well worth the effort as it lets you live a life you could just imagine during your normal routine life.

Q. What are the emergency numbers for New Zealand?.

A. For any kind of emergency, call 111 in the country. The number answers all kind of emergencies and is toll free, thus enabling you to call even when you do not have any credit limit.

Q. Is it easy to get the cash money from ATMs in New Zealand?.

A. The country ranks among the highest users of electronic banking services in the world. Automatic teller machines (ATMs), also known as 'the hole in the wall', can be found in just about every town, even in those without a bank. Most shops have Eftpos (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale) terminals for debit and credit cards, so most purchases can be made electronically.

Q. What is New Zealand's smoking policy?.

A. In order to protect people from the harmful health effects of second-hand smoke, smoking in all hospitality venues, including bars, restaurants, cafes, and casinos, is prohibited in New Zealand. If you smoke, please remember to smoke outside.