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Destinations / Oceania / New Zealand

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Akaroa Town
Anakiwa Town
Antipodes Islands Archipelago
Ashburton Town
Auckland City
Auckland Islands Archipelago
Bay of Islands Island Group
Bayswater Suburb
Blenheim Town
Bluff Town
Bounty Islands Island Group
Bowentown Town
Cambridge Town
Campbell Islands Group Island Group
Chatham Islands Island Group
Colville Town
Coromandel Town
Cromwell Town
Depot Island Island
Dunedin City
Franz Josef Village
Gisborne Town
Great Island Island
Greymouth Town
Gulf Harbour Harbour
Hahei Town
Hamilton Town
Haruru Town
Hastings Town
Haumoana Town
Havelock Town
Herald Island Island
Hokitika Town
Houhora Heads Settlement
Kaikoura Town
Kaka Point Town
Kakanui Town
Kapiti Island Island
Karamea Town
Kawau Island Island
Kawhia Town
Kenepuru Head Settlement
Kerikeri Town
Kermadec Islands Island Group
Kilbirnie Suburb
Kingston Town
Kohukohu Village
Leigh Village
Lower Hutt Town
Lyttelton Village
Manukau Harbour
Marahau Village
Motueka Town
Napier Town
Nelson City
North Shore Suburb
Oamaru Town
Oban Settlement
Ohakune Town
Omaha Town
Oneroa Town
Opua Town
Orakei Suburb
Orewa Suburb
Otago Harbour Harbour
Paihia Town
Palm Beach Village
Papamoa Village
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Seasons & Weather

The climate of New Zealand is varied due to the country's diverse landscape. New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine throughout most of the country. Its climate is dominated by two main geographical features: the mountains and the sea.
Most regions of New Zealand belong to the temperate zone with a maritime climate characterised by four distinct seasons.

Summer: New Zealand’s summer months are December to February, bringing high temperatures and sunshine.
Autumn: March to May are New Zealand’s autumn months. While temperatures are a little cooler than summer, the weather can be excellent, and it is possible to swim in some places until April
Winter: New Zealand’s winter months of June to August bring colder weather to much of the country, and more rain to most areas in the North Island. Mountain ranges in both islands become snow-covered.
Spring: Spring lasts from September to November, and New Zealand’s spring weather can range from cold and frosty to warm and hot.

Boat Cruising Seasons
New Zealand is best enjoyed during the peak summer months of December, January and February, although the cruise season officially kicks off in early October, with most of the major activity winding down toward the end of April.
>See New Zealand weather service for more information:

Time zone

Time in New Zealand is divided by law into two standard time zones:

New Zealand
UTC +12:00
DST (Daylight Saving Time)> UTC+13:00 from the last Sunday in September until the first Sunday in April
Chatham Islands
DST (Daylight Saving Time)> UTC+13:45 from the last Sunday in September until the first Sunday in April


111 - police/fire/ambulance


Driving: Left side
Electricity: Type I, 230V / 50Hz


NZ +64 (0) IDC (International Dialing Code)
Do not dial the first 0 when dialing from overseas.

Mobiles: mobile phones numbers begin with 02, followed by seven to nine digits (usually eight): (0n) nnn nnnn
Landlines: landline phone numbers have a total of 8 to 10 digits digits excluding the leading 0: (0n) nnn nnnn , (0nn) nnn nnnn, (0nnn) nnn nnn

Phone/WIFI Coverage
Wi-Fi: Free WiFi hotspots are found predominantly in urban areas and are not common in small towns or rural regions. All of New Zealand’s Public Libraries have a free WiFi service. Some cafes and restaurants also have a free WiFi service when you purchase food or drink.
Prepaid SIM cards are widely available and can be used with an unlocked international mobile phone.


NZD ‎$ New Zealand Dollar, 100 cents per Dollar
Credit cards are widely accepted.

Tips & Tricks
A temporary import entry (TIE) is a document which is used to gain Customs’ clearance of
goods imported into New Zealand on a temporary basis.


Where to arrive
You must arrive at an authorised port of entry, where you will be met by Customs and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) officers, and you can’t let any people or items off the craft until we have cleared you.
If you arrive somewhere other than a Customs port of entry, you must immediately report to a Customs or Police officer.

The current ports of entry and contact numbers are:
Opua: 029 602 1669
Whangarei: 029 250 9305
Auckland: 029 296 1375 (yachts >24m at Viaduct and Silo Marinas, and recreational craft <24m at Westhaven Marina)
Tauranga: 07 572 8899
Picton: 03 548 2099
Lyttleton: 03 328 8198

Celebrations & Events
Pets & Animals
Work/Business Hours
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3.2 of 5.0 – Medium Risk (2.5 - 3.5)

Travel with higher caution

Last updated: 22 Jan 2021, gathered from 5 sources.
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