NEW ZEALAND DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real New Zealand in a way like no other. Known for mountains, Manuka honey and Middle Earth, New Zealand is one of the most unique countries in the world and visiting it is an experience like no other. The indigenous Maōri people call New Zealand Aotearoa, meaning land of the long white cloud, and the New Zealand people, fondly referred to as Kiwis, are proud of Aotearoa's local culture and history. Starting from the sea and heading to the mountains, we'll explore everything that New Zealand has to offer. We'll begin by taking an Auckland city tour, a cruise on the famous Milford Sound and bite into a mince and cheese pie. We'll sip New Zealand's Lemon & Paeroa drink while we learn about the traditions of the Maōri people and visit Wellington's popular Great War Exhibition. Adventure in New Zealand is easy to find with the unique and the unexpected lurking around every corner. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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"New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the world's most stunning countries, from Milford Sound and Middle Earth to the golden islands of Marlborough Sounds"

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New Zealand at a glance
Cruise the Milford Sound, explore Middle Earth, discover bubbling geysers and dazzling lakes, learn the traditions of the indigenous Maōri people, and taste some of the world's finest wines. Join your local expert Trafalgar Travel Director and get under the surface of the 'land of the long white cloud'.
Currency
New Zealand dollar
Winter avg
10°C
Summer avg
15°C
Time Zone
GMT+12
Capital City
Wellington
Language
English
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Good evening
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What to pack for New Zealand

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A camera and a memory card

With so many unforgettable views, make sure you pack a camera (and a spare memory card) to ensure you get the best shots. New Zealand's endlessly photographic surrounds are worth printing and framing.

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Ample bag space

With woolen jumpers and fresh Manuka honey on offer, spare bag space is a must when you travel New Zealand. Just make sure you check your local customs restrictions before you go.

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Comfortable walking shoes

With everything New Zealand offers to explore, make sure you take care of your feet by packing comfortable shoes. That way, you avoid missing a day of activity due to blisters and aches.

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Seasonal essentials

Whether you're heading to New Zealand's mountains to ski or the beaches for a swim, you may need seasonal essentials. Consider warm clothes and swimwear to make the most of your New Zealand trips.

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Small portable charger

With so much to see and do in New Zealand, your devices are likely to wear down quite quickly. Keep a portable charger on hand to make sure your devices are ready when you are.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.