Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Before travelling to New Zealand learn about the basic facts to help you plan
Conservation Information

The New Zealand Governments Department of Conservation website is an unbeatable source of information about the country’s vast conservation estate including National Parks, Forest Parks, Scenic Reserves, camp sites, recreational facilites and walking tracks.

Distance calculator

Check your route with the distance calculator from AA to plan your travels in New Zealand.

Emergency Services

To contact New Zealand Emergency services, including Police, Fire Brigade or Ambulance simply dial 111 from any phone.

Internet

In the centres of major cities in New Zealand you will get offered free wifi hot spots. Visit Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Rotorua and other cities to get access. Most of the bigger supermarkets like New World, Countdown or Pack’n’Safe offer free Wifi as well. And public libraries have a free access and of course a lot of books or DVDs for rent.

Another possibility is to use one of the “pay as you go” spots in the i-SITE Visitor Centres, in Holiday Parks or Internet Cafes.

i-SITE Visitor Centres

The i-SITE Visitor Centres know where to stay, what to do and how to get there. The travel experts at i-SITE can also do bookings for you. These include accommodation, transport, activities and attractions. You will also be informed about weather & mountain safety, travel itineraries and nearby events. Click here to find a list of all i-SITE branches.

Fuel costs

The price for fuel in New Zealand varies throughout the country.

The current price for petrol is around $1.90 per ltr. In remote areas the network of petrol stations in thin and prices can be a significantly higher.

Insiders Tip:  It is recommended that you fill up the tank when you arrive at larger towns or cities.

Visa Information

All visitors need to check if they need a visa before they get on the plane. There are different visa types for different countries. Please visit the New Zealand Immigration government website for more information.

Where can I camp?

Don’t get confused with all the different camping rules in New Zealand. Visit the Camping our way website which provides all the information you need about camping in New Zealand, including: types of campsites, locations, and general rules.

We also recommend you download the app Campermate on your smartphone or tablet. It has all the information you need about where to find petrol stations, free and paid campsites, toilets, supermarkets, free wifi and much more all around New Zealand.