New Zealand's a safe and friendly country, full of locals waiting to give you a warm welcome. But to make sure your trip is as good as it can be, it's worth following some of this simple travel advice.

This page has the run-down on the basic travel advice for driving, camping, exploring the outdoors and being a good visitor. But for fuller travel advice, be sure to stop by the local i-SITEs on your journey. They'll be able to give you the lowdown on how to make the most of your time, and how to have a safe and happy journey.

Travelling Responsibly

valley view from above

Tiaki - Care for New Zealand

You'll quickly discover that New Zealand is a special, precious place - and it's worth keeping that way.

That's what the Tiaki Promise is about. It's a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.

Tiaki - Care for New Zealand

Safe Driving

TNZ150548 West Coast Matt Crawford

DriveSafe

Driving's a great way to get out and explore New Zealand. But if you're visiting from overseas, our roads might be a bit different than what you're used to. And while our road rules are similar to those you might find at home, there'll be some important differences to note.

Driving Advice for New Zealand

Responsible Camping

Camping in New Zealand

If you're looking to explore New Zealand for a bit, camping can be a good way to keep your costs down and to feel closer to nature. But there are a few things you should do to make sure things are kept safe and clean.

New Zealand Camping Advice

Staying Safe in the Outdoors

TNZ163079 Roys Peak Wanaka Miles Holden

AdventureSmart

We're lucky to have spectacular landscapes and scenery here in New Zealand. You shouldn't leave without getting out and exploring some of it close-up. But if you're going tramping (walking/hiking), make sure you're properly prepared.

New Zealand Outdoors Safety

Personal Safety

TNZ22373 Piha Auckland Auckland Sam Mahayni

NZ Police

New Zealand is relatively safe, but it’s not crime-free. It's important to keep safe and look after yourself as you would at home.

Personal Travel Safety in New Zealand
TIPS FROM THE LOCALS
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