Discover New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand is an inspiring destination where there’s something for every traveler. Hike through awe-inspiring mountains. Indulge in world-class wine tasting. Zipline above native forests. Come face-to-face with unique wildlife. And become immersed in rich cultural encounters. Whichever experience your clients choose, they’ll return home having felt the spirit of manaakitanga (a deep expression of hospitality) for themselves.

Good To Know Before You Go

  • New Zealand is similar in size to the United Kingdom and is the length of California 
  • English is the most commonly spoken language, while te reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language are official languages 
  • Māori are the tangata whenua (indigenous people of the land) of Aotearoa New Zealand 
  • Tipping is not customary in New Zealand 
  • Manuhiri (visitors) are asked to follow the Tiaki Promise(opens in new window) while traveling in Aotearoa New Zealand 

North America
& New Zealand Air Connectivity

With non-stop direct flights from eight different international airports within North America – New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Honolulu it’s never been easier to travel to Aotearoa New Zealand. And with over seven separate airline partners including Air New Zealand, American Airlines and United Airlines you’ll have plenty of choice. 

Climate & What To Bring

Aotearoa New Zealand’s climate is diverse and it pays to always be prepared for sudden changes in weather. The sun in New Zealand is stronger than in other countries, especially in the warmer months. Use SPF 30+ sunscreen and wear sunglasses and a hat when outside. For more information on the weather and seasons in New Zealand, visit in new window)

Regional Highlights & Special Interests

From the top of Te Ika-a-Māui the North Island to the bottom of Te Waipounamu the South Island, explore the highlights and top experiences of each of Aotearoa New Zealand’s regions. For expert advice, get in touch with the Regional Tourism Operators(opens in new window) (RTOs).  

And across the motu (country) your clients will find special interest activities whether they’re looking to stay in a luxury lodge, hit the links at a top-tier golf course or engage in immersive Māori culture encounters. Contact a local tour operator(opens in new window) to help with your itinerary planning. 

Tools & Resources

Tourism New Zealand’s dedicated trade tools and resources listed below are designed to equip travel advisors such as yourself with the knowledge and expertise to confidently sell Aotearoa New Zealand vacations.