New Zealand is a top destination for adventure travel, and rightfully so. The Kiwis invented the bungee jump, the Zorb, jet boats, ski planes, and blokarts. Home to jungles and glaciers, geothermal areas and sandy beaches, it’s one of the most appealing destinations on Earth.
New Zealand: The Bucket List
New Zealand Facts
Main International Airports: Auckland (North Island), Christchurch (South island)
Currency: New Zealand dollar.
Climate: Ranges from temperate to alpine to rainforest in the south of the South Island to Mediterranean in the north of the South Island. South of the equator.
Major Language: English
More Facts: Visas not required for Americans or Commonwealth citizens. For others: New Zealand Immigration. http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/
Time Zones: UTC + 12. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.
* Info, links updated February, 2013.