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Situated, almost mythically, at the world’s edge, New Zealand is a nation of unique landscapes and natural offerings enhanced by laid-back locals and a burgeoning and well-functioning tourism infrastructure. Steeped in ancient Maori culture, cities such as Wellington and Auckland are a beautiful mix of rolling green hills and skyscrapers. Every corner of this nation is breathtakingly beautiful, from Milford Sound’s awe-inspiring scenery and natural formations to the Franz Josef Glacier in Westland National Park. Architecture lovers will find Napier a real treat with its concentration of stunning art deco buildings, while the Coromandel Peninsula is a picturesque coastal getaway complete with golden beaches and emerald hills.

  • Capital: Wellington
  • Dialing code: +64
  • Population: 4,609,440
  • Languages: English, Maori

General Information

Time zones

  • UTC-11:00
  • UTC-10:00
  • UTC+12:00
  • UTC+12:45
  • UTC+13:00


New Zealand Dollar (NZD)




Health & Safety


Drinkable Water


Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 111
  • Police: 111
  • Ambulance: 111

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