New Zealand

Capital Wellington

Population 4,697,854

Area 270,467 km2

Key facts

New Zealand is a country located in Oceania. The country has no land neighbors. As for languages, the country's residents speak English and Maori.

The national currency in New Zealand is New Zealand dollar (NZD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1.72 NZD and 1 USD is worth 1.75 NZD.

New Zealander
Banknotes

$5$10$20$50$100

New Zealander
Coins

10c20c50c$1$2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in New Zealand is 222.87 Mbps and mobile is 130.97 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, New Zealand has more ATMs.54.10 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in New Zealand without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in New Zealand. Type I is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type I 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, New Zealand will celebrate 11 national public holidays. Furthermore, there are 12 holidays that are only celebrated in certain parts of New Zealand. The next one Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day will take place on October 21.

DateHoliday name
January 3, 2022Moving holidayNew Year's DayNew Year's Day
January 4, 2022Moving holidayDay after New Year's DayDay after New Year's Day
January 24, 2022Moving holidayWellington Anniversary DayWellington Anniversary DayRegional holiday
January 31, 2022Moving holidayNelson Anniversary DayNelson Anniversary DayRegional holiday
February 7, 2022Moving holidayWaitangi DayWaitangi Day
March 14, 2022Moving holidayTaranaki Anniversary DayTaranaki Anniversary DayRegional holiday
March 21, 2022Moving holidayOtago Anniversary DayOtago Anniversary DayRegional holiday
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayGood Friday
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayEaster Monday
April 19, 2022Moving holidaySouthland Anniversary DaySouthland Anniversary DayRegional holiday
April 25, 2022Moving holidayAnzac DayAnzac Day
June 6, 2022Moving holidayQueen's BirthdayQueen's Birthday
June 24, 2022Moving holidayMatarikiMatariki
September 26, 2022Moving holidayCanterbury (South) Anniversary DayDominion DayRegional holiday
October 21, 2022Moving holidayHawke's Bay Anniversary DayHawke's Bay Anniversary DayRegional holiday
October 24, 2022Moving holidayLabour DayLabour Day
October 31, 2022Moving holidayMarlborough Anniversary DayMarlborough Anniversary DayRegional holiday
November 11, 2022Moving holidayCanterbury Anniversary DayCanterbury (North & Central) Anniversary DayRegional holiday
November 28, 2022Moving holidayWestland Anniversary DayWestland Anniversary DayRegional holiday
December 26, 2022Moving holidayBoxing DayBoxing Day

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in New Zealand?

There are no Mariott hotels in New Zealand.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in New Zealand.

The IHG hotel chain operates in New Zealand.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in New Zealand.

There are no Radisson hotels in New Zealand.

The Accor hotel chain operates in New Zealand.

What fast food chains are present in New Zealand?

Bacon and egg pie, lamb, pavlova are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of New Zealand. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in New Zealand below.

The McDonald's chain operates in New Zealand.

The KFC chain operates in New Zealand.

The Burger King chain operates in New Zealand.

The Subway chain operates in New Zealand.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in New Zealand.

The Starbucks chain operates in New Zealand.

Weather

Today the sun in Wellington, rises at 6:47 AM and sets at 7:31 PM. The climate of Wellington may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Rain showersLow: 6°C (42.8°F)High: 14.2°C (57.56°F)
ThursdayOct 6RainLow: 5°C (41°F)High: 9.1°C (48.38°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 6°C (42.8°F)High: 12.4°C (54.32°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 5.3°C (41.54°F)High: 14.1°C (57.38°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 12°C (53.6°F)High: 15.3°C (59.54°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 12.6°C (54.68°F)High: 15.7°C (60.26°F)

Weather data for Wellington (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available in 11 cities. Bolt is not available in New Zealand.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in New Zealand.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.2, New Zealand is placed 56th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In New Zealand traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  2,781.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 9.60 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in New Zealand

111 Police
111 Ambulance
111 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

You have to be 17 years or older to claim the alcohol and tobacco concessions.

Alcohol allowance

  • 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigars or tobacco products or
  • 50 grams of a mixture of all three

Tobacco allowance

  • 4.5 litres of wine or beer
  • 3 bottles (or other containers) of spirits or liqueur (each bottle or container can hold a maximum of 1.125 litres).

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter New Zealand?

Currently, citizens of 1 countries can enter New Zealand without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter New Zealand.

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