Getting to New Zealand
New Zealand is a beautiful country and a must-do for any travel holiday.
Every region in New Zealand is a holiday destination in its self, so try and allow yourself as much time as possible to travel around and really get to see and experience New Zealand as it should be.
New Zealand's spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests.
New Zealand is comparable in size and/or shape to Great Britain, Colorado and Japan. With a population of only 4.1 million this makes New Zealand one of the world's least crowded countries.
It is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrillseekers and adventurers.
A temperate climate with relatively small seasonal variation makes it a year-round holiday destination.
New Zealand is a three and a half hour flight from Eastern Australia, a non-stop overnight flight from the United States, and around 10 hours flight from most places on the Pacific Rim, like Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day. It is 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). In summer New Zealand has daylight saving, when clocks are put forward one hour to GMT +13. Daylight saving begins on the first Sunday in October and ends on the third Sunday of the following March, when clocks are put back to GMT +12.