NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is a stunning country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, friendly locals, and unique Maori culture, it is a must-visit destination for any traveler. From exploring the stunning fjords of Milford Sound to hiking the volcanic peaks of Tongariro National Park, there is no shortage of natural beauty to discover in New Zealand. Whether you're a thrill-seeker looking to bungee jump in Queenstown or a foodie eager to sample fresh seafood in Kaikoura, there is something for everyone in this diverse and enchanting country.

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Auckland

Auckland, located in New Zealand, is a vibrant city known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and exciting attractions. From the iconic Sky Tower to the beautiful beaches and lush parks, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis. Whether you're exploring the city's museums and galleries, sampling the delicious cuisine, or simply taking in the breathtaking views, Auckland is sure to leave a lasting impression on any visitor.

Wellington

Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is a vibrant and eclectic destination that offers a little something for everyone. From its stunning waterfront and picturesque hills to its bustling arts and culture scene, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this charming city. Whether you're exploring the iconic Te Papa museum, indulging in delicious cuisine at one of the many local eateries, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from Mount Victoria, Wellington is sure to leave a lasting impression on any visitor. So why not plan a trip to this beautiful city and experience all that it has to offer for yourself?

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At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Economy Bookings, offering a wide range of cars for rent (over 175,000). There are more than 20,000 rental shops in 150 different countries. Many of the shops are situated close to airports so that travelers can easily rent a car right after their arrival and not spend money on additional transfers. Choosing a car has never been easier! Every car on the website has a detailed description, high-quality photos, and a user rating. You’ll get all the necessary information about the car so that you can be fully prepared for your trip. The company collaborate with well-known and reputable agencies, such as Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, National, Thrifty, Enterprise, and more. Also, the company works with local car rentals that provide the best service and have good customer reviews. Choose your car and get the best prices!

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Hotellook.com, a service that helps you find and compare prices on hotels around the world, provided by a leading reservation system. We put together information on more than 250,000 hotels in 205 countries, working with data from more than 10 online booking systems, such as Agoda.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, and others. Book your Hotel now and get the best prices!

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Trip.com to provide you flights from over 510 airlines covering 3,400 airports in 220 countries and regions around the globe. Book  your flight now and get the best prices!

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Other Services

At Itaca Tours, we offer additional services to elevate your travel experience to the next level. We have partnered with various companies to ensure you have everything yo need for a seamless and enjoyable trip. 

First, you can request a SIM Card through Drimsim, ensuring you have internet and phone service wherever you go. This way, you stay connected with your loved ones and have access to maps, guides, and other essential travel information.

Additionally, thanks of our partner Ekta, we offer travel insurance options for your peace of mind.

Lastly, we have partnered with Radical Storage to provide secure luggage storage services. You can leave your bags in a safe location while you explore new destinations, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings around.

With these services, we aim to make your travel experience as convenient and worry-free as possible.

Tips to travel

Traveling to New Zealand offers breathtaking landscapes, rich Maori culture, and outdoor adventures. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:

Visa Requirements: Check the visa requirements for your nationality before traveling to New Zealand. Many visitors can enter visa-free for short stays, while others may need to apply for a visa in advance. Ensure that your passport has sufficient validity for the duration of your stay and comply with visa regulations.

Best Time to Visit: New Zealand's climate varies across its two main islands. The best time to visit depends on your interests and the regions you plan to explore. The summer months from December to February offer warm temperatures and long daylight hours, ideal for outdoor activities and exploring national parks. The autumn months from March to May bring colorful foliage and fewer crowds, making it a great time for hiking and sightseeing. The winter months from June to August offer opportunities for skiing and snowboarding in the South Island's alpine regions. The spring months from September to November bring blooming flowers and baby animals, perfect for nature lovers.

Health Precautions: New Zealand has high healthcare standards, but it's advisable to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies. Consult with your healthcare provider regarding any necessary vaccinations or health precautions for traveling to New Zealand. Pack any necessary medications and a first-aid kit. Drink bottled or purified water to avoid stomach issues, and protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and appropriate clothing.

Currency and Payments: The official currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in major cities and tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry some cash for smaller purchases and transactions, especially in rural areas and markets. ATMs are readily available for withdrawing cash in local currency.

Transportation: Getting around in New Zealand can be done through various modes of transportation, including domestic flights, rental cars, buses, trains, and ferries. Domestic flights operate between major cities and regions, offering convenience and saving time. Rental cars are popular for exploring the country at your own pace, while buses and trains provide affordable options for traveling between cities and towns. Ferries connect the North Island and South Island, offering scenic journeys across the Cook Strait.

Accommodation: New Zealand offers a range of accommodation options, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks, and backpacker hostels. In major cities like Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, you'll find a variety of lodging options catering to different budgets and preferences. Book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons and major events.

Language: English is the official language of New Zealand and is widely spoken and understood across the country. Maori is also an official language and is spoken by the indigenous Maori population.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in New Zealand's rich cultural heritage by visiting Maori cultural sites, museums, and art galleries. Explore iconic attractions such as Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand), Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and Tamaki Maori Village. Participate in cultural activities such as Maori cultural performances, traditional hangi feasts, and guided tours of ancestral sites.

Outdoor Activities: New Zealand is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wide range of activities such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, skydiving, kayaking, and wildlife watching. Explore stunning national parks like Fiordland, Tongariro, and Abel Tasman, and embark on multi-day hikes such as the Milford Track and the Routeburn Track.

Respect for Nature: Respect New Zealand's natural environment and wildlife by following responsible tourism practices. Stay on designated trails, adhere to park rules and regulations, and leave no trace of your visit. Be aware of biosecurity measures and avoid bringing in any restricted items or contaminants that could harm the environment.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can have a memorable and enriching experience exploring the beauty, culture, and adventure of New Zealand.

Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State has four Travel Advisory Levels: Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions; Level 2 - Exercise increased caution; Level 3 - Reconsider travel; Level 4 - Do not travel

Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions when traveling to New Zealand. 

It's advisable to consult your country's official travel advisory website, for the most up-to-date information and specific travel advisories related to this country. Additionally, register your travel plans with your embassy or consulate for assistance in case of emergencies.

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