NEW ZEALAND

Kia Ora - Welcome to New Zealand

The varied country is a destination that inspires everyone. You will discover untouched nature and impressive landscapes as well as a caring mentality paired with exciting traditions and ways of life. Experience traditional Maori dance and hangi and learn about the history of the indigenous people.
New Zealand's flora and fauna will also captivate you - untamed wilderness, giant sequoias, mist-shrouded volcanoes, gigantic mountains, golden beaches, rugged coastlines, unique rock formations and endemic animals such as the kiwi bird, kea parrots, yellow-eyed penguins, dolphins and sea lions.
Don't miss out on this experience!
NEW ZEALAND'S HIGHLIGHTS - A DISCOVERY TOUR TO THE OTHER END OF THE WORLD
NORTH NEW ZEALAND - MAORI, DOLPHINS & KAURI TREES
19 Days
14 Days
Culture trip
Culture trip
VISA
CURRENCY
CUISINE
LANGUAGE
FEATURES
HEALTH
Most EU nationals may enter New Zealand without a visa and with a passport and stay there for up to 3 months. Nevertheless, a return ticket, a valid vaccination certificate, a traveller declaration and permit to enter are required in order to be allowed to enter the country. Please note that the immigration authorities may request that you have sufficient funds to finance your entire stay. You should prepare all the necessary documents in advance.
The official currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). One euro is about 1.64 NZD (as of 20.07.22). In banks, exchange offices or hotels, euros and dollars can be easily exchanged for NZD. In New Zealand, payment with a Visa or Mastercard credit card is accepted, but New Zealanders like to pay in cash.
Thanks to its endless coastline, New Zealand is known for delicious seafood and crayfish, but lamb is also a widespread delicacy. Something more unusual is the hāngī - food that is boiled or cooked in the earth. This traditional earth oven cooking is used by the Maori on special occasions. Chicken and pork are popular, as are vegetables such as pumpkin, potatoes or sweet potatoes. Especially in Rotorua, the locals use the geothermal heat and cook corn in a plastic bag in the geothermal pool right on their doorstep.
New Zealand is unique in many ways, including its languages. In addition to English as the official and the most widely spoken language, the indigenous language Te Reo Maori was officially recognized in 1987. A special feature, however, is that New Zealand is the only country in which sign language has an official status.
The most famous animal of New Zealand is the kiwi, which is found exclusively in New Zealand and is also the national symbol. The flightless bird is nocturnal and rather shy, so you don't see it very often. On the other hand, there is another animal that is conspicuously often seen - a sheep. New Zealand ranks first in the world when it comes to the most sheep per capita, with about 10 sheep for every New Zealander.
There are no mandatory vaccinations, but all necessary standard vaccinations should be up to date. The Federal Foreign Office recommends getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and B for your trip to New Zealand.