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Introduction to New Zealand
With sun-drenched beaches, snow-capped mountains and subtropical rainforests, New Zealand consists of two main islands and hundreds of islets between the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. It offers a magical combination of natural beauty, cosmopolitan cities and a welcoming culture. IHG hotels include upscale options in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and a family-friendly Rotorua hotel with an outdoor pool.

New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Official languages
English, Te Reo Māori, New Zealand Sign Language

Mainly temperate, with subtropical summers in the north and cold winters in the Southern Alps. High rainfall year-round

Arriving From Auckland Airport
Airport is 12 miles south of downtown. Travel time 30 minutes by taxi (average NZ$75–90), 45 minutes by SkyBus (NZ$18)

Getting around New Zealand
Pay with cash or stored-value card on public transport

  • Limited regional rail lines
  • Buses
  • Ferries
  • Commuter rail in Auckland and Wellington
  • Metered taxis

Top New Zealand sightseeing

  • Te Papa museum’s Maori art
  • Waitomo Caves’ glow worms
  • Auckland Sky Tower views

Top experiences

  • Hiking among mountains, lakes and glaciers in Mount Aspiring or Aoraki Mount Cook national parks
  • Kaikoura whale watching
  • Relaxing in Rotorua’s hot springs
  • Touring wine regions
  • Fiordland kayaking

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