Home to the most pristine and dramatically endearing Milford Sound and Mount Cook, New Zealand is also famous for their internationally-acclaimed rugby team, the All Blacks. As a significant location used for the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, the Hobbiton Movie Set affectionately known as “Middle Earth” is also one of the country’s key attractions.
Country Code: +64
Time Zone: GMT +13 (5 hours ahead of Singapore)
Peak Travel Period: Dec – Feb
Four Seasons: Yes
Currency: New Zealand Dollar, NZD
Tap water: Safe to drink
AC Socket Type: Type I – 230V & 50Hz
English is the main language, but here are a couple of Maori words as well!
- Hello / Thank you / Cheers / Welcome – Kia ora
- Good morning – Mōrena
- See you later – Ka kite ano
- Toilet – Wharepaku
- Maunga – Mountain
- Food – Kai