Travel Information for New Zealand
Time zone:GMT +12 (New Zealand standard time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in September; ends first Sunday in April
Main languages:English, Maori
Currency: New Zealand dollars (NZD)

1 = $0.00, $1 = $0.00, £1 = $1.00

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.nzInternational Dialling Code:    64

For help planning your trip to New Zealand including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our New Zealand trip planning page.

Further information on New Zealand

Discover more about New Zealand - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of new_zealand

Total area: 268,680 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 15,134 km (Pacific Ocean, Tasman Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Highest mountain: Aoraki-Mount Cook (3,754m) - Climb this mountain!

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for New Zealand from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 4/167
Economic FreedomFree 3/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 6/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 2/174
Overall Ranking:    4/195

Other Data & Links

Status: Independent Country

Population: 4,401,916 (rank: 125/196)     Density: 16.3 people/sq km (rank: 165/196)

Ethnic groups: European 69.8%, Maori 7.9%, Asian 5.7%, Pacific islander 4.4%, other 0.5%, mixed 7.8%, unspecified 3.8% (2001 census)

Religions: Anglican 14.9%, Roman Catholic 12.4%, Presbyterian 10.9%, Methodist 2.9%, Pentecostal 1.7%, Baptist 1.3%, other Christian 9.4%, other 3.3%, unspecified 17.2%, none 26% (2001 census)

GDP (PPP): $136 billion       GDP per capita: $30,400 (rank: 32/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.