By Chris Sisarich
By Jeff Brass
By Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
By Rob Suisted
You are here
Before travelling to a country you need to know the basic facts.
New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of only four million people it’s also gloriously uncrowded.
Learn about the history of New Zealand, our weather and climate, and read visitor information to help you plan your visit.
Planning a holiday to New Zealand? This section has important and practical travel information we recommend you read before you depart.
Driving in New Zealand is different to driving in other countries. Ensure you are prepared before getting behind the wheel.
i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network with over 80 i-SITEs nationwide
New Zealand's friendly and down-to-earth people will be one of the things you treasure most about your visit.
New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine.
You'll find a variety of awesome landscapes in New Zealand, all within easy reach of each other.
Since New Zealand drifted away from the super-continent, a unique flora and fauna has evolved, leaving a land full of interesting plants and creatures.
New Zealand has a rich and fascinating history, reflecting our unique mix of Māori and European culture.
Check out what other travelers say about New Zealand on TripAdvisor.
You have items in your Wishlist from the last time you signed in. What would you like to do?
Combines your old and new Wishlists into one.
Overwrites your old Wishlist and replaces it with your new Wishlist.
Deletes your new Wishlist and reverts to your old Wishlist.
To add items to your Wishlist, please turn off Private Browsing:
Your login session has expired. Please login to continue with your trip planner.
You need to sign in to save your Wishlist for future visits. Sign in now
Click Add to Wishlist to start collecting
Find out more
Your browser is no longer supported.
Please upgrade to fully enjoy the site.