New Zealand is located on the southeast of the Australian Continent. It consists of two large islands (primary inhabited land), both dotted by the volcanoes and glaciers. Many of the natural sights in New Zealand have been pictured as the mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s "Lord of the Rings" films.
There are many places you can visit in New Zealand, most of these are natural sights including volcanoes, lakes, fiords and glaciers. Some of the prominent locations are as follows:
Flights are available from major Indian international airports across the country. The in-flight time to reach New Zealand is about 15 hrs. with most flights taking at least one stop. The flights from India can get you directly to Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown or Wellington airports.
There are multiple modes you can adopt for exploring New Zealand, including the popular self-driving cars or bikes. However, you can also take intercity flights for quicker travel to different cities across New Zealand. You can also take a ferry for commuting between the north and south islands.
Most of the destinations in New Zealand are open all year-round as the climate remains almost temperate throughout the year. The northern part of New Zealand enjoys a subtropical climate. However, as you head south and in alpine areas temperatures may drop to -10OC in winters.
You can also plan your travel as per the activities you are interested in, for example in summers you can enjoy the best of water-sports, kayaking and surfing while in winters skiing takes the prominence.
Best events around New Zealand you wouldn’t want to miss are:
Again, depending on the place(s) you are visiting, the season of the year and the activities you are indulging in, your packing list may include a lot of things. However, most expert travelers suggest that you should only pack the essentials (given below), and avoid packing materials specific for your planned activities in New Zealand or to the climate of New Zealand. For example, adventure gear, woolen gloves and shocks, etc.
What you should pack:
Also, get a travel insurance covering the entire group and trip. It is a must pack for any foreign and domestic trip to survive any emergencies, including theft and loss of documents or cash.
New Zealand is full of surprises, and unique delicacies, some of the must try the food on your New Zealand trip are:
Few of the must have unques of New Zealand:
You can expect some of the best healthcare in New Zealand at the most affordable prices, in case you report sick on your trip. You can go to General Practitioners (GPs) for common medical advice and in case of emergency
However, it is advised that you buy a travel insurance before coming to the country. Travel insurance is very helpful in any kind of emergencies, whether medical or non-medical at every step of your trip. Emergency number to call on your cell phone or any other calling device available is 111 for any kind of emergency.
Your insurer may also provide you with a list of networked hospitals in New Zealand where you may enjoy the cashless treatment.
English is the primary language for New Zealanders. The accent may differ a bit which you may start to catchup pretty quickly upon landing in New Zealand. Another language spoken mostly by the native locals is Maori.
Some common Maori translations:
|Good morning||Pai te ata|
|My name is…||Ko toku ingoa|
|Where is…/||Kei hea|
|How much us this?||he nui tenei|
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