Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to New Zealand About New Zealand 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. Places to Visit in New Zealand 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: Abel Tasman National Park Tongariro National Park Waitomo Caves Fiordland National Park Fox Glaciers Mount Cook National Park Sky Tower How to Reach 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. Travelling in New Zealand 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. Best time to Visit 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: World of Wearable Art, Wellington (September-October every year) Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, North Island (November) Warbirds over Wanaka, Resort Town of Wanaka (March, April) WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance), New Plymouth in Taranaki (March,April) Hawke's Bay Food and Wine Classic (FAWC), Hawke’s Bay (November) What to Pack? 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: 5-7 Pairs underwear 2-3 Tank tops or t-shirts 1-2 Long sleeve shirts 3 Pair pants or skirts 5 Pairs of socks 1 Rain jacket 1 Pair solid hiking sandals or walking shoes 1 Pair nicer shoes 1 Light scarf 1 Daypack 1 Swimming Suit 1 Pack Towel 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. Top Delicacies New Zealand is full of surprises, and unique delicacies, some of the must try the food on your New Zealand trip are: Seafood (Mussels, Oyesters, Whitebaite, Scallops, etc.) Wolrd famous New Zealand Roasted Lamb Maori Hangi (Underground oven used for Maori style cooking) Sweets and Candies (Orange chocolate balls, Pavlova, Fish and Pineapple Chocolate, etc.) Cheese and Wine at Hawke’s Bay Shopping List Essentials Few of the must have unques of New Zealand: Zade Necklace Whittaker’s Chocolate Merino Wool Charm Bracelet New Zealand Wine & Craft Beer The ‘One Ring’ (referenced from the mythical ‘Lord of the Rings’) Healthcare Centers 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. Basics of Local Communication 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: English Maori Hello Hiha Good morning Pai te ata My name is… Ko toku ingoa Where is…/ Kei hea Yes Ae No No Please Koa Sorry Aroha Mai How much us this? he nui tenei Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. The insurance covers the expenses incurred during events like flight cancellation, illness, injury, misplaced baggage, loss of passport, etc. There would be financial reimbursement offered to cover the financial risk. Are Children and Senior citizens covered? Children from the age group of 3 months are covered.Senior citizens are also covered, with maximum entry age restricted to 85 years.For buying a policy covering people above 60 years of age kindly contact our representative at 080- 49010200. MORE FAQs Why choose Bharati AXA Travel Insurance Travelling overseas is always fun. its more fun when you know your trip financialy secure. 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