New Zealand 

The Essentials...

Know Before You Go:

Language? English

Currency? New Zealand Dollar

(1 NZD is equivalent to 0.48 pound sterling).

Adapter? Three pin plugs.

Safety? New Zealand is considered

one of the safest countries in the

world.

Weather:

New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, which means the average temperature decreases as you travel south. The far north of the country has an average temperature of about 15°C, while the deep south has a cooler 9°C average- though in the winter, temperatures in the South can get down to -10°C! 

January and February are the warmest months of the year, and July is the coldest.

When Is Best?

Although I don't think there is a bad time to visit New Zealand, it is important to think about what activities you want to do! If you are looking to go skiing down in the South Island, you are going to want to visit in June or July. But if you are mainly coming for the beautiful hiking tracks, for example the Route Burn track, you will be wanting to come in the summer months (January and February) as many of these tracks will be closed or inaccessible in the winter months.

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