The far north of New Zealand is subtropical whilst the south is more temperate. The warmest months are traditionally December, January and February, and the coolest June, July and August.
In summer, the average maximum daytime temperatures range between 20–30°C and in winter between 10–15°C. You can check weather conditions in New Zealand on the New Zealand MetService website.
Internet & Wifi
You will find that free Wi-Fi is available in most hotel accommodation and hospitality outlets.
Rydges Hotel has free Wi-Fi in your rooms and at the Assembly area.
New Zealand’s currency is the dollar (NZ$). You can use all major credit cards in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely.
All taxes are included in the displayed retail price.
Tipping is not a custom in NZ, however feel free to do so for exceptional service.
New Zealand’s public and private medical and hospital facilities provide a high standard of treatment and care. Medical services are not free to visitors.
It’s recommended you purchase travel and health insurance before you visit. No vaccination certificates are required. There are no snakes or dangerous wild animals in New Zealand.
Check with your phone company before leaving home about international mobile roam facilities available in New Zealand.
Alternatively you can hire or buy mobile phones or SIM cards in New Zealand. Note that signal is not available in all rural areas.
New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts, and we use angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia).
Drive Safe New Zealand
We drive on the left-hand side of the road here, some of our roads are narrow, windy and have loose gravel… and it’s not unusual to see sheep or cattle on roads in rural areas.
Follow this link for other important driving information