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

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Refused boarding to New Zealand because I couldn't demonstrate I'm an NZ citizen. What are my options?

I bought tickets through a travel agent in New Zealand for my daughter, who is citizen of New Zealand as well as Russian, and myself. We travelled to Russia using Russian passports but the travel ...
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Where was this photo taken? (Windows 10 lock screen) [duplicate]

Can someone point to a location, where this photograph was taken? It looks stunning! This is one of lockscreen wallpapers in Windows 10.
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How to I prove my legal age so that I can drink in New Zealand?

I am traveling to New Zealand in the spring, and I have a question regarding alcohol consumption. The legal drinking age in the United States is 21, yet it is 18 in New Zealand. I am over the age of ...
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Which side of the plane to sit on an Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) flight?

Which side of the plane gives you more scenic views when flying from Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) to Queenstown, New Zealand (ZQN) (and back).
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Windows 10 Wallpaper - photo location [duplicate]

I've upgraded my laptop to Win10, and I have this wallpaper on my screen: I like this place and I wanted to know - where it exactly is? Search in Internet gave me this old post about windows ...
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How to organize prescription medicine for an extended (>3 months) travel in Australia and New Zealand?

We're travelling for 7 months (from the UK) to Australia, New Zealand, and back via Australia again (with less than 3 months in each country). My wife has obtained a 7 month supply of her ...
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Can I travel with my New Zealand visa on my old passport

I am an Indian national and would like to ask a question about my travel to New Zealand. My old passport contains my New Zealand visitors visa which is still valid for 8 months. Recently my old ...
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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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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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Am I allowed to carry medicine, canned food and money into New Zealand?

I am an Indian national and will be traveling to New Zealand as a student. Because I will be staying in New Zealand for 15 months, I was thinking whether I am allowed to carry the following items with ...
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Second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere - why?

I think this can be objectively answered, hopefully. Apparently the most photographed building in the southern hemisphere is the Sydney Opera House. Makes sense, pretty popular, scenic location etc. ...
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“Lord of the Rings” Tours in New Zealand

Are there any tours in New Zealand based on places where the Lord of the Rings films were made?
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Forgotten Lost Highway (New Zealand) - Is it advisable to do it in a rental car?

We are planning to hire a car while we are in New Zealand. We are thinking of driving the Forgotten Lost Highway (New Zealand state Highway 43). Just wanted to know whether it is advisable to do this ...
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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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Tourism after the Earthquake in Christchurch

I hear that there is still a condemned zone in the heart of Christchurch after their earthquake. How much impact does that have upon tourist-related activities? Does it make it difficult to get ...
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Are there any travel experiences in New Zealand that offer a Maori “cultural immersion”?

I am wondering if it's possible to travel to New Zealand as a tourist and immerse in Maori culture. By this I mean homestay in a traditional Maori area where people speak the language on an everyday ...
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New Zealand Primark Equivalent?

Soon I'll be going to New Zealand for a year and rather than taking lots of clothes I would like to buy cheap ones while there. I've done a little research and I can't see that they have anything ...
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Incorrect passport number/name in New Zealand visa

I provided an incorrect passport number in my online New Zealand visitor visa application (one digit was duplicated). The visa application was approved and was linked against this incorrect number. ...
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Where to buy Thai Bahts when traveling from New Zealand to Thailand?

When traveling from New Zealand to Thailand, where can I buy Thai Bahts and get better exchange rate and lower commissions? It's only for the first 10K THB (Thai Baht) for the first days. The rest I ...
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Are swimming costumes required for hot springs in New Zealand?

In New Zealand, are swimming costumes (or towels) required, optional, or forbidden in hot springs? I'm not planning on going there myself, but would like to be able to tell Japanese people what to ...
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Insurance for campervan in NZ

I am traveling to New Zealand in May 2012 (I am a US citizen). I have been looking for a campervan to rent. Unfortunately, insurance seems to be quite expensive (or not very good. Some liability is up ...
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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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Do Australia and New Zealand have a travel ban on Somalis (like Wikipedia says)?

The Wikipedia article on visa requirements for Somali Citizens lists three countries that refuse admission to Somali citizens: the US, Australia & New Zealand. I know the US travel ban is true—it ...
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Do I need to provide a round-trip ticket at check-in?

If I'm travelling to New Zealand which doesn't require a visa (visa waiver), then should I provide a round-trip flight ticket during check-in? I heard I need to have a round-trip flight ticket ...
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What is the cheapest method to get a flight from Australia to New Zealand?

I'm planning to be about a month in Australia and then continue my trip to New Zealand. What is the cheapest method to get a flight from Australia to New Zealand? Does it make a difference from which ...
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Changing passport details for a flight?

My brother is flying from Wellington, NZ to Sydney, Aus in January (and back). He's also going to Thailand from CHC and back in December. However, he's had to get a new NZ passport. As it happens ...
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Indian citizen, married to Australian permanent resident, travelling from Australia to New Zealand - visa required?

I am an Indian citizen married to a permanent resident of Australia. I have a tourist visa for Australia. Would I require a separate visa to travel to New Zealand? If yes, what visa should I apply for ...
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Exchanging cold hard cash internationally for the best rate

So I've just sold the car I was using in New Zealand for six months. The buyer paid in cash. So now I have a substantial sum of cash in NZD. I will be in Canada next week starting my one-year visa. ...
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What visas do Vietnamese and Americans require for travelling to New Zealand from Australia?

I am a Vietnamese citizen about to travel to New Zealand this coming July. I'm currently holding an Australian student visa. Am I required to apply for a tourist visa in order to enter New Zealand? ...
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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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Travel insurance for potential snowy weather when driving using a rental

I'm planning a holiday to the Queenstown area in New Zealand, in July. The plan is to arrive in at Christchurch airport, pick up a rental car and drive to Queenstown and spend about a week driving ...
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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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Easiest way to organize hire car to travel North and South Island of New Zealand

I am landing and leaving from Auckland and would like to hire a car to see the north island and south island. I've heard that to go from the North and South islands there is a ferry however, it is ...
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Required vaccinations for New Zealand

Are there any required vaccines to travel to New Zealand?
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Buying a car in Australia or New Zealand as a non-resident? [closed]

Is it possible to buy, register and insure a car by a tourist (i.e. non-resident citizen of another country that entered on a tourist visa) in Australia or New Zealand? I was thinking about buying a ...
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Driving test in New Zealand?

My partner and I are going to New Zealand in November for a few months and the plan is to buy a camper and drive around, checking out the sights! The only slight hitch with this plan is I haven't yet ...
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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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How can I find safety records for extreme sports in New Zealand?

All companies providing those services claim they are very safe and they do everything in their power for this, but some quick research shows that it's not 100% and deaths occur in different sports ...
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What are my transportation options for visiting Doubtful Sound?

I would like to explore Doubtful Sound and looking on Google maps it doesn't look particularly accessible, so what are my options? Photo credit: Allie_Caulfield (flickr / Wikimedia Commons)
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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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Is it possible to exchange Australian dollars in New Zealand?

We're flying from Australia to New Zealand and have a few hundreds of AUD left. Is it possible to exchange them to NZ dollars in New Zealand or we need to this from Australia?
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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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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 NZ$...
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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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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 Dutch people need a visa for New Zealand?

I'm Dutch and want go to New Zealand as a tourist for two to three weeks. Do I need a visa?
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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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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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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 ...