New Zealand Travel Overview

New Zealand Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Wellington (See more on SIMPLYYELLOWPAGES.COM)

Official language: English

Currency: Dollar 1NZD = 0.59EUR

Continent: Australia and Oceania-Australia-Oceania

Vacation on the green island of the Maori

A New Zealand vacation has a lot to offer. Discover the many hidden charms of the country to discover, from golden beaches to popular cafes, from perfect powder to perfect espresso.

New Zealand vacation

New Zealand is an extremely tourist country. It offers vibrant city life as well as unspoiled nature, snow-capped mountains, golden beaches, glittering lakes and ancient rainforests. The population density is low so it is not difficult to find a quiet place. A popular type of vacation is the adventure vacation in New Zealand with camping in tents or huts in the forest or on a beach. There you can go fishing, hiking and swimming far from the noise of civilization.

New Zealand – geography

According to Countryaah, New Zealand is located in the South Pacific and consists of the North Island and the South Island as well as numerous smaller islands. The closest states are Australia to the west, New Caledonia, Tonga, Fiji to the north and Antarctica to the south. Due to its sparse population and its great nature, New Zealand is also known as the green island of the Maori.

Maori – Native New Zealand

The indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori, their views, cultural features and concepts are part of the identity of New Zealand. The traditional and modern cultures of the Maori are beautiful to look at. You can get to know the ancient arts of carving, weaving and kapa haka (dance and singing), but you can also choose nice souvenirs.

Last minute New Zealand – it pays off

Booking last minute New Zealand is not as easy as choosing a holiday in Greece, but it pays off. New Zealand has active geysers. The thermal areas around these geysers in the middle of the North Island are a popular vacation spot. The boiling mud pools and natural thermal springs of Rotorua offer a fascinating opportunity to relax. Located on the South Island, Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand. By the way, this is where bungy jumping was invented. You can also ski very well in Queenstown.


Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

NZD / 554


Continent: Australia-Oceania

Region: Australia and Oceania

Geo coordinates: S -40 ° -54 ‘-2 ” E 174 ° 53’ 9.5″

Highest mountain: Mount Cook (3,764 m)

Total area: 268,680 km²

Mainland: 268,670 km²

Coastline: 15,134 km


Dependency: Great Britain until 1907

Dependent states: Cook Islands since free association
Niue since Autonomous Area

Formerly dependent states: Nauru until 1968 (mandate)
Samoa until 1962 (UN mandate)

UN member since: 1945

Other political affiliation: Commonwealth

Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy


New Zealand GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Meat, wool, butter

BSP: $ 97.273 billion

GDP: $ 106,333,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 107.8 billion

Economic growth: 2.7%

GDP share of agriculture: 4.1%

GDP share of industry: 27.1%

GDP share of services: 68.8%

Inflation rate: 3.3%

Unemployment: 3.5%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 20.6%

Export: $ 25,370,000,000

Import: $ 26.7 billion

Foreign debt: $ 45.710 billion

Gold and currency reserves: $ 10,475,000,000

Electricity consumption: 39,020 million KWh

Gas reserves: 37,380 million m³

Gas production: 4,470 million m³

Gas consumption: 4,470 million m³

Oil reserves: 90 million m³

Oil production: 28,700 million m³

Oil consumption: 158,400 million m³

Cultivation area: 12.44%

Bovine: 10,031,000 pieces

Pigs: 384,000 pieces

Sheep: 42,530,000 pieces

Fishing: 660,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 4,076,200

Residents in cities: 3,508,000

Average age: 33.9 years

0-14 years: 21.1%

15-64 years: 67.1%

> 65 years: 11.8%

Population growth: 0.99%

Birth rate: 13.76 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 7.53 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 3.63 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.99

Fertility: 1.79 children / woman

Infant mortality: 5.76 ‰

Life expectancy men: 75.82 years

Life expectancy women: 81.93 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: NZ

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: NZL

ISO 3166 numeric: 554

Top Level Domain: nz

IOC country code: NZL


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 1,980,000

Cell Phones: 2,753,000

Radios: 3,980,000

TV: 2,252,000

Computer: 2,250,000

Internet users: 2,590,000


Railway lines: 4,226 km

Paved roads: 60,473 km

of which expressways: 207 km

Cars: 2,121,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 13

Pipelines: 2,756


Number of doctors: 8,860

Daily food intake: 3,250 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 1,700


Illiteracy: 1 %


Foundation: 1907

Last sovereign since: 1907


Main religious group: Christians


Prison inmates: 6,900


Armed forces (troop strength): 8,000

Battleships: 3

Warplanes: 10

Defense Spending: $ 1,238,700,000


Arriving by plane

New Zealand’s national airline is Air New Zealand (NZ) (Internet: The most popular connections to New Zealand are
with Lufthansa to Los Angeles. From there on with Air New Zealand (NZ) to Auckland or Christchurch,

or with Lufthansa (LH) to Los Angeles, then on with Air New Zealand (NZ) via Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti or the Cook Islands to New Zealand.
With Lufthansa to London Heathrow. From there on with Air New Zealand (NZ) to New Zealand, including a two-hour stopover in Los Angeles.

Lufthansa (LH) flies codeshare with Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) and its partners Swiss (LX) and Austrian (OS) from Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich via Hong Kong to Auckland.

Air New Zealand (NZ) flies from Frankfurt via Los Angeles to Auckland or from London via Hong Kong to Auckland.

With Lufthansa (LH) to Osaka or Hong Kong. From there on with Air New Zealand (NZ) to Auckland.

Emirates (EK) flies to Christchurch from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich via Dubai and Melbourne.

With Swiss International (LX) from Zurich to Hong Kong. From there on with Cathay Pacific (CX) to Auckland.

Cathay Pacific (CX) flies from Frankfurt via Hong Kong to Auckland.

Singapore Airlines (SQ) flies from Frankfurt or Zurich via Singapore to Auckland or Christchurch.

British Airways (BA) flies to Los Angeles from London. Qantas (QF) flies to Auckland from Los Angeles.

Garuda Indonesia (GA) flies from Frankfurt via Indonesia (2 stopovers) to Auckland.

Malaysia Airlines (MH) flies to Auckland via Kuala Lumpur.

Air passes

The Visit South Pacific Pass is valid in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and is valid on the routes of the following airlines: Qantas, Air Caledonie, Air Nauru, Air Niugini, Air Pacific, Air Vanuatu and Solomon Airlines. With the Visit South Pacific Pass you can fly to the following destinations: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (Australia), Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch (New Zealand), Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu. The pass is only valid in conjunction with an international flight ticket and is valid for a maximum of 6 months from the first trip. A minimum of two coupons must be purchased prior to arrival in the Southwest Pacific, additional coupons (up to a maximum of 8) can be purchased locally. Stopovers have to be paid extra. The trip must be started outside of the South Pacific and it is advisable to book flights in advance.

Departure fee

Passenger Fee: Incoming and outgoing international passengers approximately NZ $ 12.50. Children under 2 years of age (maximum 24 hours stay) are exempt from this, transit passengers pay around NZ $ 4. In addition, there are government fees for a return flight of NZ $ 14.

Since 2016, the Border Clearance Levy of € 13 has been automatically included in the ticket price. This does not apply to children under 2 years of age and transit passengers.

Arrival by ship

The port cities of Auckland, Wellington, Lyttleton, Dunedin, Picton and Opua are called by shipping companies from the USA and Europe.

New Zealand is also served by some cruise lines such as P&O Cruises (Internet:, Cunard (Internet: and Princess Cruises (Internet: