He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Wherever you go in Aotearoa New Zealand, you'll be embraced as one of our own. Here, fascinating stories, captivating experiences, and legendary landscapes await you.

AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Aotearoa New Zealand is a land of rich stories and unrivalled beauty. At every place you travel in Aotearoa New Zealand, you’ll be warmly welcomed by locals with authentic stories to share. Explore magnificent landscapes, cycling and walking trails, and enjoy fresh local food and wine. Or if you're after the country’s famous adventure activities, there's many to choose from including bungy jumping, white water rafting, jet boating, sky diving and zip lining.

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© Fraser Clements

AUCKLAND

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and its diverse people and landscapes give an extra dimension to visitors' experience.

Auckland is a vibrant city, with a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafes, hotels, cultural experiences and activities. Within half an hour of Auckland's central business district, you can be sipping wine at an island vineyard, hiking through a rainforest or exploring a black sand beach on the rugged west coast.

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© New Zealand Film Commission

FILMING IN NEW ZEALAND

Aotearoa New Zealand offers a variety of sound stage, studio and warehouse options that can host multiple productions at a time and are accessible to a variety of infrastructure and locations. As well as crew known for their creativity and collaborative approach, and cast encompassing a wide range of looks and ethnicities.

These elements matched with a competitive screen incentives scheme, make Aotearoa New Zealand an attractive destination to film your production.

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© Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, The Walt Disney Studios

Travelling to New Zealand

Weather & Geography

October is spring-time in New Zealand and the average daytime temperature in Auckland ranges from 16° - 19° with around 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Population

New Zealand's population is 4.8 million and our largest city, Auckland, is home to over a quarter of New Zealanders.

Phone calls

New Zealand's country code is +64 and Auckland is +64-9. Many hotels and resorts have direct dialling facilities (IDD), and sim cards are available in many shops and stores.

In an Emergency

In New Zealand, the number to call if you need Fire, Police or an ambulance in an emergency is 111.

You can call this number from a mobile phone, even if you have no credit left.

Currency & Banking

The New Zealand dollar is the basic unit of currency, available in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Coins are 10c, 20c, 50, $1 and $2. Normal banking hours are 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday and during weekdays at selected banks.

Tipping

Tipping in New Zealand is not obligatory, even in restaurants and bars. However, tipping for good service or kindness is at the discretion of the visitor. Hotels and restaurants in New Zealand do not add service charges to their bills.

Electricity

New Zealand has three-pin power outlets, with an electric current of 240 volts AC 50Hz. Leading hotels and resorts offer universal outlets for 240v or 11v shavers, hair dryers and other electrical appliances.

Biosecurity

In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment.

Your baggage may be sniffed by a detector dog and/or x-rayed, and it may be searched to identify any risk goods you might be carrying.

To avoid penalties, it is best to familiarise yourself with these guidelines prior to travel. For a detailed list of prohibited, restricted or declarable items, please visit Ministry for Primary Industries.

Passport & Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of the traveller to ensure all travel documentation is correct and current. The name in your booking must be identical to your passport name (including correct order). 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. Return or outbound tickets must also be held.

  • A New Zealand or Australian citizen or resident
  • A UK citizen and/or passport holder (you can stay up to six months)
  • A citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand (you can stay up to three months).

From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.

If you are still unsure about any of the information listed above, please contact Event Dynamics for further assistance at ej@eventdynamics.co.nz or 09 520 6621.