New Zealand

Visit New Zealand

Weather

While the far north has subtropical weather during summer, and inland alpine areas of the South Island can be as cold as -10°C (14°F) in winter, most of the country lies close to the coast, which means mild temperatures.

The average New Zealand temperature decreases as you travel south. January and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest month of the year.

Transportation

It consists of buses, trains, and ferries. The Auckland public transport system is New Zealand’s largest by total passenger volume, although not by trips per capita. … Auckland also has a commuter rail system, one of two in the country.

 

Find out about using public transport within New Zealand by clicking ‘read more’ on your chosen city.

 

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The Electric

New Zealand uses another type of Electrical plugs compared to other parts of the world. New Zealand power outlets take electrical plugs with three flat pins, one of which is an earth pin. Some power plugs don’t have the earth pin but they still fit into the power outlets. Electricity in New Zealand is supplied at a minimal voltage of 230-240 volts and 50 hertz.

Information

New Zealand is located near the centre of the water hemisphere and is made up of two main islands and a number of smaller islands. The two main islands (the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu) are separated by Cook Strait, 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide at its narrowest point.

Best Time To Go

Fall – [March, April, May] Fall in New Zealand is gorgeous. It’s one of the best times to plan your New Zealand vacation since the summer crowds have left, the attractions charge off peak rates, and the weather is amazing. If you visit Auckland, you’ll be able to wear shorts or your most comfortable summer dress still.

Language

While English is the predominant language spoken in New Zealand, there are two actual official languages in New Zealand. Maori became an official language in 1987 while in April 2006, New Zealand became the first country to declare sign language as an official language, alongside Maori.

New Zealand Sign Language, or NZSL, is the main language of the deaf community in New Zealand.

Currency

On Monday 10 July 1967 (“Decimal Currency Day”), the New Zealand dollar was introduced to replace the pound at a rate of two dollars to one pound (one dollar to ten shillings, ten cents to one shilling, ​56 cent to a penny).