Capital City: Wellington
Time Zone: New Zealand follows the New Zealand Standard Time Zone UTC +12, with daylight saving being in effect from the beginning of April until the end of September. The Chatham Islands has it’s own time zone – Chatham Island Standard Time UTC +12:45, which is 45 minutes ahead of New Zealand.
Currency: The currency in New Zealand is New Zealand Dollars $NZD. At that time of writing, $1NZD coverts to $0.96AUD, $0.67USD and £0.54GBP.
Credit Cards & ATMs: Credit and debit cards are widely accepted across New Zealand and ATMs are accessible everywhere.
Driving: Always drive on the left side of the road in New Zealand.
Power: In New Zealand the power plugs and sockets are of type I. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Internet Access: Some of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand are also the remote and internet connection is not always guaranteed. Most hotels and accommodation should offer good wifi, but don’t expect it anywhere else around the country.
Visa Requirements: Visas are not required to enter New Zealand for people travelling on Australian passports or UK passports for stays of up to 6 months. There is also a visa waiver program in effect for many other countries, check the requirements for your passport before you go.