A country in the south-western Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main islands and multiple smaller ones.

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Where can I learn about the earthquake and reconstruction of Christchurch?

I'll be visiting Christchurch, New Zealand for 3 days, and I would like to learn and have a feeling of the impacts of the 2011 earthquakes and learn about the reconstruction effort. I would like to ...
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What's a good location to stargaze in Auckland?

I know New Zealand has some awesome spots to stargaze but I won't be able to travel when the next meteor shower happen, so since I don't know the city very well, I was wondering if you guys could help ...
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Caught speeding in New Zealand

I was driving in New Zealand using my UK driver's license. I got caught speeding and had to pay a fine. Does this driving offense get reflected on my UK license? Is the DVLA informed and something ...
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Is it possible to bring fudge from New Zealand to UK?

I have bought fudge for gifts in NZ but am now unsure whether I will be allowed to take it inti UK - will I?
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Any tips for travelling LONG journey with 5 month old [duplicate]

I'm travelling to New Zealand from London on Friday with my little one. Slightly apprehensive! Its two days of travelling. Anyone got any tips for keeping him occupied/sleeping/eating etc... Ive ...
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Petrol prices in New Zealand

I am driving across / up New Zealand shortly and would like some more information on petrol prices. Is there a resource available from which I can deduce what the travel cost will be approximately? ...
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Can I buy a mobile phone in USA and just use a SIM card in NZ?

I'm moving to New Zealand for a couple years. Can I bring my (Sprint) iPhone with me from the US and just switch the SIM card with out with a Vodafone one? That way I am on a Vodafone plan but still ...
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One-off Maori lesson in Auckland

I'd like to attend a one-off Maori lesson in Auckland. I can find long-term courses and online courses, but I'm after something that's only for an hour or a couple of hours. The lesson should include ...
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How reliable is Vodafone mobile data in NZ?

I'm planning on getting a SIM card for my smartphone while visiting NZ for a Contiki trip, with internet access being my only concern. Wikivoyage mentions that Vodafone has a traveller SIM. The price ...
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Why is travel insurance recommended when there's reciprocal health care?

In Health care for Australians in New Zealand, it says Because Australians temporarily visiting New Zealand are eligible for publicly funded health care on the same basis as New Zealand ...
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Can I hike the Fox Glacier in NZ on my own, or do I have to go with a guide?

I'm planning a trip to New Zealand, and I'd like to have a look at the Fox Glacier. Are there trails that I can walk with my own group, or do I have to pay a tour guide to see the glacier?
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Are airport security and check-in times from the US applicable to Australia and New Zealand?

I'm currently planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand with my fiancee, and specifically I'm trying to decide how much time to budget for the "airport stuff" before our flights. Specifically, we ...
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What is the cheapest way to travel from North to South island in New Zealand?

After some search I found the following fare for sail crossing: Wellington to Picton Thursday, 22nd January 2015 - 2 Adults Picton to Wellington Sunday, 8th February 2015 - 2 Adults With a van ...
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Ride-share or alternate means of getting from Dunedin to Queenstown?

I have my second Dunedin-Queenstown trip coming up this weekend, but due to some student holidays, no car-rentals are available. Flight is booked, so scrambling to find an alternative to get from ...
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Can I legally drive a motorcycle in California with a New Zealand motorcycle license?

A friend of mine is travelling to the states and wants to tour around SoCal on a motorbike. He has his motorcycle license in New Zealand. Is it legal for him to ride in California? Are there any ...
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Blackberry Q10 SIM card in New Zealand

I will be visiting NZ this coming January and I would like to know if I will be able to get a SIM card that will work in my Blackberry Q10 while I am there?
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How to find a truck mechanic while traveling in New Zealand

We are traveling through New Zealand for 8 months and bought a Motorhome that is built onto a 1994 Ford Trader Diesel truck. We are on our way to the South island and appear to have an oil leak and ...
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Safest driving route from Dunedin to Queenstown, NZ

I'm flying down to NZ's first Bitcoin conference on Friday, 31st October and will rent a car from Dunedin airport. I'm planning to either drive direct on Friday night or set off very early Saturday ...
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Are there any roads you can't walk as a pedestrian on in New Zealand?

If you're hitchhiking or walking between towns in New Zealand, are there any roads that are for vehicles only - ie it's illegal to walk on as a pedestrian?
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When is the best day and time to buy tickets at Qantas?

Is there any day of the week and time when airfares are statistically the cheapest to buy? I read this question, but does anyone know it specifically for Qantas? Particularly, I'm searching for a ...
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Camper vehicle supplemental insurance in New Zealand

We need to buy camper collision and liability insurance for our rented camper in New Zealand. The camper company excludes any loss due to renters violating local road rules and causing an accident to ...
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Queenstown, New Zealand private transfers

Are there private transfer companies to take me from Queenstown, New Zealand to Te Anau, New Zealand?
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Where do I find really fast internet access in Auckland, New Zealand?

I have a ton of data to upload to my dropbox for backup purposes and the wifi at my hotel is just too slow. How would I go about finding access to really fast internet in Auckland? I have been to ...
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How does the price for flight tickets between France and New Zealand evolve during the year? [duplicate]

Planning a trip to New Zealand, I'm looking to mitigate my travel date against flight cost. What is the evolution of prices for round-trip flights between France and New-Zealand during the year?
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UK resident reentering UK on NZ passport as UK passport is being renewed [duplicate]

So I have to travel out of the UK using my NZ passport, as my UK passport is at the UK passport office. Will they only give me a tourist visa on my NZ passport? What happens when this expires? Or can ...
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Search engine for stop over possibilites

I am planning a flight from Auckland to Europe and am trying to find out which places are convenient to stop over. I once knew a website where you can simply enter the two airports, and it shows you ...
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Comprehensive health and travel insurance that meets NZ Immigration requirements

I'm going with a Working Holiday visa to NZ for a year. I'm starting to look for health (or travel) insurance in my country (Chile) to leave with a little more peace of mind. When I was looking for ...
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How to reach the clearest lake in the world?

The clearest natural fresh water lake in the world is apparently Blue Lake, near Nelson in New Zealand. I'm wondering how one would reach it - the tracks to take, walking times etc - ideally a map ...
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What kind of power adapter do I need in New Zealand

We will be traveling in New Zealand for 9 months. What is the best adapter to get for our laptops, Kindle, iPad and iPhones?
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Will my iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S work in New Zealand?

We are planning to be in New Zealand for 10 months starting in August and currently are under contract with Verizon here in the USA. I am thinking about suspending my Verizon account and getting ...
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Can a someone with a tourist visa import a caravan or motorhome into New Zealand?

We are going to travel around New Zealand for 9 months next year with our 3 kids. The plan is to tour mostly by caravan or RV. The most economical choice would be to purchase a caravan when we get ...
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New Zealand visa longer stay?

In the USA if enter with an ESTA you can stay 90 days but if you have a B1/B2 visa, you can stay 180 days (and have the possibility of extending even that with a I-539 form). I am a citizen of an EU ...
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I am an Indian citizen touring Australia on a visit visa. Can I apply for NZ visa from Australia?

I am living currently in Australia on a tourist visa. I want to Visit New Zealand too. Can I apply for a visitor's visa to NZ from Australia? I hold an Indian passport.
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Are there any places to snorkel in Auckland?

Are there any good places to snorkel on my own in Auckland? By "my own" I mean getting my own equipment and going to the place without needing a boat. Sorry for the lack of a better term. Warning ...
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Can a child travel on a parent's passport to New Zealand?

I've heard some countries let children travel as long they are with their parents who have valid passports. Is this the case for New Zealand, assuming the parents and child are Australian?
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Are there any ships that go from Australia/New Zealand to Kiribati?

Note: I am not particularly interested in cruise ships. I am in need of information of any vessels that would go from any port in Australia or New Zealand to Kiribati, it does not matter if it stops ...
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Is it safe to drink tap water in New Zealand?

I'm living in a highly populated area (at least by NZ standards) in Auckland, but the question goes for the whole country.
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With Jetstar domestic flights in New Zealand, can you use multiple bags in your luggage allowance?

My brother is on a Jetstar flight from Christchurch to Wellington and the allowance is 20kg. The question is - is the weight limit limited to a single checked bag, or can you use more than one bag, ...
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What medical supplies should I take with me on a walking / biking trip in New Zealand?

I plan on going to New Zealand for the summer months. I hope to hike a lot there, but also use a bike for longer distances. I assume I will be on my own in the nature for 2-3 days, then in an ...
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Itinerary for a 12 Day Hiking Trip to South Island in New Zealand in December [closed]

I am currently planning a 12 day trip to the South Island of New Zealand from December 13th - December 24th. I am incredibly excited, but need need some help figuring out the right itinerary. I will ...
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Wellington, NZ cheap camping ground within 30mins bicycle from city

I would like to do some bicycle camping within quick reach of the city. Are there are any cheap or free sites that offer toilets? Showers not necessary, but would be luxury.
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Where can I get a pre-paid SIM in Wellington, NZ and do I need ID?

Arriving in Wellington, NZ in a few hours. Just need a cheap option for receiving calls and sending a few texts. Are these available in 7/11, newsagents or such?
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Required vaccinations for New Zealand

Are there any required vaccines to travel to New Zealand?
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Visa for Australia and New Zealand for Indian citizen living in USA

I am an Indian citizen living in the US (California) on H1B Visa. I plan to go to Australia and New Zealand for tourism. I have 2 questions - Do I need a separate tourist visa for both countries? ...
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Are there charter flights between Australia and New Zealand that you can join?

I don't mean chartering my own flight, but like someone else mentioned that socialflights does in the US, I was wondering if something similar existed for trans-Tasman flights.
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Do I need a visa to go to New Zealand as a Filipino?

I am a Filipino working in Japan (with Philippines Passport). I read somewhere that Japan is waived for NZ visa. I want to visit New Zealand but I do not have any idea whether I need a visa to do ...
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Do I need to apply for two separate visas for Australia and New Zealand?

I will be in Australia for 3 days before I fly to New Zealand. Do I need a tourist visa for both countries?
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SIM card in New Zealand with unlimited internet access

Are there any SIM cards with unlimited internet access available in New Zealand, for a stay period of 3 weeks? Vodaphone counter at Auckland Airport don't offer any unlimited bundles, and I wonder if ...
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Public transport services during Christmas period in New Zealand

I am arriving to New Zealand on 24th of December. Are there any issues with public transportation during the Christmas period that I should consider? I am especially interested in the bus timetables ...
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Is a transit visa required when travelling from UK to New Zealand via Sydney?

Do I need a transit visa when travelling from UK to New Zealand stopping in Sydney for one hour 30 minutes?