Check your travel itinerary and make sure everything is in order and to your satisfaction and that you understand timings etc. Just ask us if you are unsure.
Check your flight details are correct. Check everything including names, dates, and any appropriate visas you may require.
Check your passport is valid. New Zealand requires three months remaining on your passport to enter. If you are entering another country in transit on your way here, check the conditions required to enter. Eg. the United States of America requires six months remaining on your passport.
Everyone who drives in New Zealand must have a valid written English driving license, otherwise an international one will be required.
Make sure your credit card is activated for international use. If your bank sees unusual activity on your card they may put a hold on it - so be sure to tell them when and where you are travelling overseas. Visa and MasterCard are readily accepted in New Zealand, but providers such as Diner or American Express may not be in some places.
If you haven't already done so, we recommend you get travel insurance. Even the best laid plans go awry so it's best to be prepared for any eventuality. Also make sure you have a copy of your plan and policy number with you at all times. We recommend saving a digital copy to your phone or tablet.
Make copies of your important documents and store them in a separate place to the originals in case they get lost. We also recommend taking photos of your documents and keeping them on hand in your phone or tablet.
Plug important phone numbers into your phone with the associated international dialling code. Such numbers could be: your doctor, your insurer, reservations for your airline etc.
If you take medication make sure you have sufficient to last you the duration of your trip - and some extra just in case. Ensure it is properly labelled, and check with your doctor in case you need to carry a medical letter stating your intent.
Check you have the correct adapter for your phone or other electrical device. Click here for more information.
Leave a copy of your itinerary with your friends and family so they know how to contact you. The version sent to you in your arrival documents is ideal.