Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 111
  • Police: 111
  • Fire dept: 111
Vaccines

Compulsory vaccinations: none
Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis B, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

no problem

Doctor consultation fees
between NZD 25 et NZD 50
Quality of public medical facilities
good
Tap water
no problem

Practical information

Capital
Wellington
Major towns and cities
Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin
Official languages
English, Maori
GDP
USD 159 billion
Population
4.4 million
Area
270,534 km2
Currency

New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Check the exchange rate

Time zone
UTC +12 (+13 in summer)
Country code
+64 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Auckland (AKL), Christchurch (CHC), Hamilton (HLZ), Rotura (ROT), Wellington (WLG)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

February: national holiday
April : Anzac day
December : Boxing day

Climate
The climate of New Zealand is generally temperate and oceanic over most of the country.
Best time to visit
December to March
Best places to visit

Abel Tasman National Park
Aoraki/Mount Cook
Auckland
Christchurch
Fiordland
Fox Glacier
Marlborough Vineyards
Mount Taranaki
Pancake Rocks
Rotura
Waitomo Caves
Wellington

Housing
approximately 290 $ per week for a 2 bedroomed house in Wellington

Partenaires

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