Travelling to Wellington to attend a conference
Accessible from anywhere in the world, New Zealand is just a meal, movie and a sleep away for delegates. With stunning landscapes,
welcoming locals and so much to see and do, New Zealand is the ultimate conference destination that is worth the extra air miles.
What You Need to Know When Travelling to New Zealand
The far north of New Zealand is subtropical, whilst the south is more temperate. The warmest months are traditionally December, January and February, and the coolest are June, July and August. In summer, the average maximum daytime temperatures range between 20–30 °C and in winter between 10–15 °C. You can check weather conditions in New Zealand on the New Zealand MetService website: www.metservice.com.
If you’re looking to stay connected to the internet everywhere you go, it’s recommended that you purchase a plan from one of New Zealand’s main networks. Purchasing a plan from a network will allow you to access a mix of data, calling and texting throughout your trip to suit your communication and connection needs. You will find that free Wi-Fi is available in most hotel accommodation and hospitality outlets.
Whether you’ve been driving in New Zealand for a year or for fifty, it’s always a good idea to brush up on road safety – especially in the holiday season.
New Zealand’s public and private medical and hospital facilities provide a high standard of treatment and care. Medical services are not free to visitors. It’s recommended that you purchase travel and health insurance before you visit. No vaccination certificates are required. There are no snakes or dangerous wild animals in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts, and we use angled two or three-pin plugs (the same as Australia).
i-SITE New Zealand is our official visitor information network. There are over 80 i-SITE Visitor Centres around New Zealand, which provide international visitors, domestic travellers and locals with comprehensive, up-to-date information and a New Zealand-wide booking service for activities, attractions, accommodation and transport.
New Zealand’s currency is the dollar (NZD). You can use all major credit cards in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely.
Check with your phone company before leaving home about international mobile roaming facilities available in New Zealand. Alternatively, you can hire or buy mobile phones or SIM cards in New Zealand. Note that signal is not available in all rural areas.
Make the most of your New Zealand holiday with our recommended apps. Whether checking the weather, finding a city’s hotspots or gazing at the stars, these apps can help you enjoy the very best of New Zealand on your holiday.
Having the right passport and visa organised is the key to a trouble-free entry for delegates into New Zealand.
Passports, visas and electronic travel authority (NZeTA)
When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.
New Zealand is visa free from 60 countries and territories.
Visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.