Most people speak English every day, which, with Maori, is one of the two official languages in New Zealand.

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New Zealand’s official currency is the New Zealand dollar. Major credit cards are widely accepted in the main tourist centers, and you can exchange money and traveler’s checks at exchange bureaus, banks and some hotels. ATMs are easy to find in cities and towns.

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New Zealand’s international country code is 64. To call another country from New Zealand, dial 00 followed by the appropriate country code. Internet cafes are easy to find.

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Tipping isn’t customary in New Zealand, and there are no service charges added to bills.

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New Zealand is an extremely safe country, but you should always use common sense to protect against petty theft.

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No health risks are associated with New Zealand travel.

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New Zealand’s electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz and uses oblique, flat blade plugs.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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