Destination Information for New Zealand
High on the wish list for many a travel enthusiast, New Zealand is an incredible destination, and one of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring countries in the world. From mountains and valleys to beaches, lakes and forests, from ancient Maori culture to contemporary cosmopolitan cities, New Zealand has it all. The two islands, North and South, are easy to navigate, welcoming of visitors and filled with attractions to keep the most demanding tourist entertained for months.
New Zealand’s North Island is where most of the country’s residents are based and is home to the majority of the big cities, including the capital, Wellington, and Auckland. Head to the South Island for stunning scenery; mountain ranges, vast open expanses, glaciers and fjords. Here’s where you’ll find unbeatable opportunities for adventure sports, including bungee jumping, skydiving, hiking, white water rafting and much more, in locations of unparalleled beauty.
New Zealand boasts 14 national parks, a fascinating culture and history, excellent roads and public transport, and wildlife and natural beauty in abundance. There’s so much to see and do here, it would be impossible to cover everything, so plan carefully, write a detailed itinerary and leave yourself plenty of time.
The climate of New Zealand is mild, with distinct seasons – there’s no time of year during which the weather means the country is closed down or inhospitable. Whether you time your trip for waterfall season in the Spring (September – November), or to make the most of the Summer sun (December – February), there’s plenty to do and see all year round.
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in New Zealand.
British High Commission New Zealand
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Telephone: +64 (0) 4 924 2888