Getting There

By Air

Numerous major carriers fly to New Zealand. You’ll find international airports in cosmo Auckland, capital Wellington and quaint Christchurch.

Getting Around

Between towns, ground transport is definitely a good option — New Zealand’s North and South Islands are chock-full of diverse scenery and cities and towns are separated by easy day trips. (You could cover the distance of each island in one long day of driving — not that you’d want to). Trains are scenic and civilized; buses (coaches) are decent, too. 

Rail

This way for more on trains and ferries on New Zealand Tranz Scenic.

Bus

In town, the bus (and sometimes ferry) systems are efficient and pleasant.

Check out InterCity or Newmans for coach service.

Auto

If you want to venture off on your own tangents, consider renting a car, motorcycle — or even a caravan… The roads are uncrowded, the drivers are altogether courteous and the most likely consequence of an unintentional detour is a few extra pastoral kilometers.

Yankees: keep left, no turns on red and beware of rotaries and one-way bridges!

New Zealand: the 411
Getting Around
InterCity Coach New Zealand coach service.
Newmans See New Zealand by coach.
Tranz Scenic New Zealand passenger railway.
Staying Informed
New Zealand Herald national news source
Stuff Web site for Independent Newspapers Ltd., a collection of 69 publications
Maori News News and links with a focus on Maori culture
NZGO "your front door to New Zealand government online"
Getting Involved
Global Volunteer Network Organization for international volunteers to the "Land of the Long White Cloud" and other developing nations.
Habitat for Humanity Build your way through NZ… Christian organization, but respectful heathens welcome.

Trip Guide: New Zealand

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