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    New Zealand Travel Information

    Travel in New Zealand often requires a journey between the North and South islands of this country. If this is in your plans, please advise us. Cars are not allowed on the ferries that go between the two islands but Auto Europe can arrange for you to receive another hire car as soon as you get off the ferry. Ask us for details!

    New Zealand Time Difference

    New Zealand’s time difference is 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+12).

    Language in New Zealand

    English and Maori are the official national languages of New Zealand.

    Electricity in New Zealand

    New Zealand operates on 240 volt, 50 Hz electricity. Flat three-pin and two-pin plugs are standard. Many hotels have adaptor sockets for razors only.

    Currency in New Zealand

    Booking your cheap car hire in Auckland is a great starting point for your holidays, but there are other details you should look into. For instance, exchange rates. The currency in New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). You will have no problems finding ATM machine's in New Zealand.

    Tourism in New Zealand

    When planning your holiday with a car hire be sure to have a look at New Zealand's Tourism website to find out New Zealand tourism office locations, places to visit and further information you may need before travelling.

    New Zealand Visa & Embassy Information

    UK citizens planning a holiday with a car hire in New Zealand do not require a visa but should bring along a valid passport. The British High Commission in New Zealand is located in Wellington. To know more about UK Embassies in New Zealand and other information, visit the website provided.

    Before hiring a car in Nelson or venturing with your car hire in New Zealand, it's probably worth taking a look at the above essential travel information, which includes everything you need to know when planning your holiday, as well as all arrangements you need to make before travelling to New Zealand.

    Useful Links

    New Zealand Airport Information

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    New Zealand on Wikipedia

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