Wednesday, 31 August — Friday, 2 September 2022

International visitors

International visitors information

Stay and play
We appreciate the energy that goes into attending a Meeting in another city / country and encourage you to extend your stay to enjoy some of the activities on offer.

Travelling to and around New Zealand is easy. Use the following travel information to help prepare for your journey to our beautiful country.

Things to do – Christchurch and
Things to do – Canterbury
Things to do – New Zealand

Passports, visas & electronic travel authority (ETA)
When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

New Zealand is visa free from 60 countries and territories. Visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand.

Covid 19 / border restrictions
Click here to check on New Zealand’s latest border restrictions.

The weather varies throughout New Zealand by region and by season. The far north of New Zealand is subtropical whilst the south is more temperate. Learn more here about weather, climate, and seasons in New Zealand. In Christchurch August / September you can expect highs 12 – 15C, down to 3 – 4C at night.

All goods and services are subject to a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST) included in the display price.

i-SITE New Zealand
i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network with almost 70 i-SITE locations found throughout New Zealand. Speak to a travel expert at your nearest i-SITE for local knowledge and bookings throughout New Zealand.

Internet & phone coverage
Staying connected in New Zealand is easy with a little forward planning. Learn more here about New Zealand’s main mobile networks and free WiFi hotspots.

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).

Time zone
New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Tiaki promise
The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now, and for future generations. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand.