Most international visitors to New Zealand will require a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). This can be obtained online or via the relevant app (which is slightly cheaper) and a small fee is charged. The link explaining what you need to do is https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/nzeta. You do not need to complete this if you are travelling on an Australian passport.
We strongly recommend taking out travel insurance when booking your holiday.
New Zealand is a relatively safe travel destination but we are not crime free. It is important you take the same precautions to look after yourself and your possessions as you would at home. For example, do not leave valuables, maps, luggage, GPS devices or visitor brochures visible in parked cars, especially when visiting scenic spots or trail heads.
The sun in New Zealand can be very strong with a high UV. It is highly recommended that you wear sun protection (sunscreen and hat) to prevent sunburn.
For information about driving in New Zealand, click here to visit the New Zealand Transport website.
New Zealand has strict biosecurity controls. We recommend golf equipment (including golf shoes) is thoroughly cleaned and readily available for inspection when you enter New Zealand.
Tipping in New Zealand is not customary. However, for exceptional service a tip is always appreciated.
Please also refer to the notes in Planning your itinerary