Need to Know Information About New Zealand
Find about about New Zealand society and culture and become and expert on the country before you even arrive!
New Zealand Facts
We’ve compiled some quick New Zealand facts to help you learn more about New Zealand’s unique culture, climate, society and economy. Find everything you need to know about the country here.
Health & Wellbeing
Holidays don't always go to plan! Being informed about health and safety risks in New Zealand before you arrive could save you from a holiday disaster.
Holiday Hot Spots
New Zealand’s moderate climate means that there is always something to do, no matter what time of the year you choose to visit. Find the most popular destinations for holidays.
Here you will find information on New Zealand's infrastructure, including New Zealand phone systems, emails and internet access, newspapers, TV stations and electricity information.
Public & School Holidays
Many shops, attractions and amenities are closed on New Zealand public holidays, whilst during school holidays, accommodation, attractions and - during winter - ski areas, can be extremely busy!
Time in New Zealand
New Zealand is the first major country in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Culture & Society
New Zealand has a unique cultural identity. Decidedly multi-cultural, modern New Zealand society is a fusion of Polynesian, Asian and European cultures.