New Zealand Travel Overview
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.
Official language: English
Dollars (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
NZD / 554
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
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%
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
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
UN / LOCODE: NZ
Telephone connections: 1,980,000
Cell Phones: 2,753,000
Internet users: 2,590,000
Railway lines: 4,226 km
Paved roads: 60,473 km
of which expressways: 207 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 13
Number of doctors: 8,860
Daily food intake: 3,250 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 1,700
Illiteracy: 1 %
Last sovereign since: 1907
Main religious group: Christians
Prison inmates: 6,900
Armed forces (troop strength): 8,000
Defense Spending: $ 1,238,700,000
Arriving by plane
New Zealand’s national airline is Air New Zealand (NZ) (Internet: www.airnz.co.nz). 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.
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.
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: www.pocruises.com), Cunard (Internet: www.cunard.de) and Princess Cruises (Internet: www.princess.com).