Planning to travel to New Zealand

A certain amount of basic preparation before you travel is almost bound to make the experience better and less stressful. If you get all the regulations and paperwork sorted in advance; and if you learn a few reasonably important bits of information about the country you are visiting – such as what language they speak, what currency they use and what side of the road they drive on – you are less likely to get into trouble and more likely to experience surprises that are fun and exciting, rather than unwelcome and distressing. 

Here’s some useful information to have before you leave.

Within this section

  • Immigration & visa requirements

    Whether visiting, immigrating, or coming here to study or work, make sure you have the right visa or permit to enter the country.​

  • Traps for travellers

    There’s always someone out there willing to take advantage of the naïve and the gullible traveller. Make sure that you’re not one of them.​