New Zealand destination information

All you need to know before visiting New Zealand

New Zealand summary

New Zealand is a medium sized country with around 5M New Zealand. Official languages are English and Māori. New Zealand uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC+12:00 to UTC+12:45 with daylight saving time. Currency used in New Zealand is New Zealand Dollar (NZD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 194
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 9

ATMs in New Zealand are Very common. Internet speed in New Zealand is on average 9.3 Mbps. In New Zealand you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Auckland
🗣️ English Māori
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M ☀️ ~10 °C 🌧 ~141 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 270k km2 (104k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

New Zealand uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Māori


Currency 💱

1 NZD = 0.63 USD

New Zealand uses the New Zealand dollar (symbol: $), code NZD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 dollars and 50, 20 and 10 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in New Zealand. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in New Zealand. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

New Zealand uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in New Zealand upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


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Calling ☎️


To call New Zealand, dial +, then 64 (the country code for New Zealand), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within New Zealand, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 3 .

international: + 64 3 1234567
calling local: 03 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in New Zealand is on average 9.3 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in New Zealand is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 36.40 NZD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: 2degrees (2°), Spark or Vodafone.


Rules 🚗

In New Zealand you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 30-60 km/h (18-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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