Thursday, September 29, 2011

Know more tips before preparing itinerary for New Zealand

Know more tips before preparing itinerary for New Zealand
(Image captured by myself, Canon 60D with Tamron 18-50mm lens)




New Zealand flag

New Zealand
  • Capital : Wellington 
  • Location : Located in the south-west Pacific; divided into two major north-south island
  • Area : 268,680 sq km
  • Population : 4,280,000 people
  • Language : English, Maori
  • Religion : Roman Catholic 60%
  • Currency : New Zealand Dollar (NZD) / $ )
  • Time zone: UTC +12:00, daylight saving time to UTC +13:00
  • Plug : 240V, three-hole plug (horn), andc Australia with
  • Telephone  country code: +64

Cities
  • North Island
    • Auckland - largest city
    • Hamilton
    • Wellington 
    • Rotorua
    • Waitomo
    • Lake Taupo 
    • Napier
    • Gisborne 
  • South Island
    • Marlborough
    • Nelson 
    • Tasman 
    • Christchurch
    • Queenstown
    • Dunedin
    • Milford Sound
    • Kaikoura 
    • Franz Josef 
    • Te Anau 
    • Tekapo 
Climate


Visa
  • Please proceed to New Zealand official website to view more information
  • For the New Zealand tourist visa, please prepare the following documents:
1.     A valid passport or travel document
  1. Return ticket
  2. Funds sufficient to cover - at least one month NZD1000 (including accommodation) or a month NZD400 (paid accommodation)
  3. Completed immigration card 

Accommodation

Domestic traffic
Bus
  • Intercity : cover all over the country
  • Magic Bus : selling ticket based on different route
  • Kiwi Experience : same type as Magic Bus, most likely for the younger customer base
  • Nakedbus : Limited tickets online, sometimes you can buy NZ$1 for ticket
  • Southern Link: also called K-bus, operating only in South Island
  • Automic: only operate in the South Island

Ferry

Flight
  • New Zealand currently has two all airlines, Air NZ, Jet Star, Air NZ is New Zealand's major airlines, flying the route up. Another airline is flying mainly in big cities or popular tourist spot.

By Car
  • In New Zealand, very cheap to buy second-hand car, driving is easy, but first used to open the left side, but also not afraid of boredom, and the price of oil high http://www.turners.co.nz/
If you want to know the public holidays in New Zealand, see here.

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