New Zealand Tourism & Travel Guide

Stunning Mountains, diverse natural beauty, scenic lakes, picturesque beaches and much more. New Zealand is one such country you just can't miss if you are travel enthusiasts. New Zealand is ranked amongst one of the cleanest countries when it comes to maintaining their forest and wildlife. When it comes to outdoor activities, New Zealand does not lag behind when compared to its giant neighbour Australia. Adventure seekers can indulge in activities like skydiving, trekking, bungee jumping and many other sports. Every city in the country is well connected, the buses play a vital role in public transport when it comes to commuting for longer distances. Auckland and Wellington are the two cities where you will find the suburban rail system. Cities in New Zealand have different landscapes compared to each other, some of them are surrounded by coastal lines while the others have scenic mountains in the background. New Zealand tourism is on the rise since the past few years as more number of people are attracted towards the natural beauty it has to offer.
Best time to visit

Peak Season: (Dec−Feb) This is the ideal time to visit New Zealand if you want to indulge in outdoor activities. Most of the public places are busy during this period of time.

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Budget

For Budget Travellers: INR 3000 - 4500 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 5000 to 8000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 9000 and upwards a day

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Visa Info

If you are an India citizen, you can get New Zealand visa for a period of 90 days which will cost you INR 9,150. The entire process can be completed within 15 working days.

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Trips and Itineraries for New Zealand

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Top Places To Visit in New Zealand 157 Spots

Today you can choose from activities depending on your taste! But since it's your last day, you may want to just relax in each other's arms and not venture out much. If you do wish to go out, you can pick from two of the most popular activities in Auckland.For movie buffs, this will be a Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) Middle Earth Tour. This famous movie was shot in many parts of New Zealand and the Hobbit houses are located only an hour away from Auckland. You can go for a half or full day excursion to these places. A typical tour will include a guided tour of the LOTR movie sets where you can see the Green Dragon Inn and the home of Bilbo Baggins. You will then proceed for a boat ride through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.For those who wish to spend their last day in a more romantic manner, you can go for a full-day excursion to Waiheke Island for a food and wine-tasting tour. A guided tour and tasting at three of Waiheke Island's vineyards: Stonyridge, Casita Miro and Mudbrick followed by some olive tasting at Rangihoua Estate and ending with a splendid lunch. Just ensure that whatever expedition you pick, you are back in time for your flight back home.Activities for the day: Hobbit Movie Set tour or Waiheke Island food and wine tour.Cost: The Hobbit movie set tour generally costs around 340 NZD or Rs.15,700 and a Waiheke island tour costs around 155 NZD or Rs. 7,200 per person.
Make Your Way To Two Fun Days In WellingtonThe capital of New Zealand, Wellington is vivacious for all the right reasons considering its many art galleries, museums, restaurants, pubs and high end boutiques. The traffic is the (not so sweet) cherry on top and makes it a bustling metropolis to the core. The weather is crazy but the city with its gazillion distinct features (including some great architecture and an impressive harbour) is beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable.



Best Time to Visit New Zealand

Peak Season: (Dec−Feb) This is the ideal time to visit New Zealand if you want to indulge in outdoor activities. Most of the public places are busy during this period of time.

Shoulder Season: (Mar-Apr) The weather is warm during this period, ideal to visit the beaches as there is not a lot of rush. There are fewer tourists during this period compared to that at the beginning of the year.

Off-season: (May-Aug) It's that time of the year when the adventure activities are in full flow, the Southern Alps is one such place where you can try out skiing.


Budget for New Zealand

For Budget Travellers: INR 3000 - 4500 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels: INR 1000-1400
  • Food in shacks and street eateries: INR 700-1000
  • Public Transport and buses: INR 150 - 200.

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 5000 to 8000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels, villas and homestays: INR 1500 - 4000
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 2000- 4000
  • Local transport in rapid transit and local taxis: INR 500 -700.

For Luxury Travellers: INR 9000 and upwards a day

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 6000 and upwards (INR 9000 and upwards in the peak season)
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 4000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 500 and upwards.

Visa Information for New Zealand

An Australian citizen does not require visa for New Zealand. British citizens and other British passport holders can reside in New Zealand for a period of 6 months. Nationals of countries which are a part of European Union can stay in New Zealand for a period of 30 days. If you are an India citizen, you can get New Zealand visa for a period of 90 days which will cost you INR 9,150. The entire process can be completed within 15 working days. Click here if you want to apply for the visa



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