New Zealand (Aotearoa) is our beautiful island country in the south-western pacific ocean with two main land masses namely, North Island & South Island. New Zealand is about 1500 km away from Australia across the Tasman sea. Wellington being the capital city is located in the North Island along with Auckland, being the most populous city. Click here for more information about Auckland and our conference venue.

Travelling to New zealand :

Passport and visa requirements :

Before you leave, you need to make sure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months before the date of departure and if required, a valid New Zealand Visa.

You won’t need a visa to visit New Zealand if:

  • You are a citizen or a resident of New Zealand and Australia.
  • You are a passport holder or a citizen of UK (You can stay up to 6 months)
  • You are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand (You can stay up to 3 months).

If you don’t meet the above criteria, then don’t worry! You can apply for a visa at this link.

Bio-security :

To protect New Zealand & its beautiful environment, certain items are not allowed into the country. Mainly items like food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. For more information visit this link.

Currency :

The currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). More information on exchange rates can be found at this link.

Electricity :

New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts and uses angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia and parts of Asia). Converters are available at all major shopping centres and electronic stores.

Timezone :

New Zealand is 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+12:00 GMT) and is one the first countries to see the new day. Visit this link for more information.

Qualmark :

Qualmark is the New Zealand Tourism’s official Quality Assurance organisation which independently assesses against a set of national quality standards. Look out for the Qualmark to have a better travel experience in New Zealand.

Find out more about Qualmark here.

i-SITE :

i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network. There are currently 80 i-SITE locations found throughout New Zealand where you can speak to a travel expert for local knowledge and bookings throughout New Zealand. Visit this link for more information.