New Zealand

New Zealand (NZ) is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. The country is mainly divided into two main islands – North Island and South Island. The country is famous for its volcanic mountains and the beautiful dreamy landscapes.

  • Capital city: Wellington
  • Main language spoken: English, Maori
    • Basic Greetings: Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, Good night, Hello and Good bye.
    • Maori Basic Greetings: Ata marie/Morena (Good Morning), Kia Ora (Greetings)
  • Currency: New Zealand dollar
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • Tourist visa: Visa is required to enter NZ (latest information can be found on NZ Immigration website)
    • Things you can carry into NZ: The customs or the border protection is very strict in NZ (ensure all things including souvenirs are declared correctly)
  • Best time to visit: November to March
  • Adapter required (power points): Angled two or three pin plugs (same as Australia)
  • SIM: Spark NZ is the common provider and they can be bought at any international airports
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required

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Flights

  • Jetstar and Air New Zealand run frequent flights between Australia and New Zealand.
  • Jetstar is definitely the most economical airline.

Bucket list

Lord of the Fries | Review

Do you love hot chips (fries) as much as I do? The hot potato roasted and dipped in some awesome and divine sauces? If that is what you crave and want? Then definitely ‘Lord of the Fries‘ is the place to be for amazing and delicious hot chips. It is ‘the’ place to go to …

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Whale watching scenic flight

Whale watching scenic flight (Kaikoura, New Zealand)

Since it is whale watching season, I thought may be it is time for me to post about watching the whales from a flight. I have always watched these beautiful gentle giants from a lookout point or from a boat. I had never even thought of seeing them from up in the air. While my visit …

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Guide to visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Rotorua is home for many geothermal parks. A less famous one is the Waimangu Volcanic valley. It is the World’s youngest geothermal valley. The lakes are craters were created due to the Mt. Tarawera volcanic eruption. It has some of the distinct and beautiful geothermal lakes. It is said that the volcano has erupted around …

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Lake Waikaremoana Track

Guide | Lake Waikaremoana Track (Great Walk of New Zealand)

Imagine a hiking track which has dense thick forests with a view of turquoise blue lake? Seems like a fairy tale right? Yes, it was a fairy tale for us. It was as though we were living in a fairy tale, we were only lacking the mystical creatures! While searching for multi day hikes and …

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Travel Guide | Stewart Island (New Zealand’s third biggest island)

Stewart Island is the third biggest island in New Zealand. The island lies about 30 kilometers south of South Island. The best thing about this island is its wildlife and the estimated population of the island is around 400 people, which means less crowd. It is also known as Rakiura. The word ‘Rakiura’ is the …

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