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Singapore Airlines will be flying Singapore - Canberra - Wellington, starting in September 2016 just in time for conference delegates to book and travel to the conference. This will be especially useful to delegates wishing to attend the pre conference workshop in Canberra. Tickets are on sale now and will operate on the following schedule:

Contact your local travel agents for more details and bookings.

 

Accessible New Zealand

New Zealand is approximately a 10 hour direct flight from most places in the Pacific Rim, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and the west coast of the USA. It is only a 3 hour flight from the eastern seaboard of Australia. Options to fly direct to Auckland (New Zealand's main international airport) or directly to Wellington both exist, with direct Singapore – Auckland services in operation. Numerous daily flights connect Auckland and Wellington with a 1 hour flight time.

International Connections to Auckland and Wellington

  • 366+ Weekly flights connecting Auckland to the world. Several airlines operate direct Singapore – Auckland services.
  • 18 International Airlines fly direct to Auckland from 32 destinations around the world
  • 4 International Airlines fly direct to Wellington from around the world
  • 60 Direct Trans Tasman flights a week to Wellington. Those direct services operate between Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast and Brisbane

Accessible New Zealand

 


What you you need to know when you get here!

Climate
The far north of New Zealand is subtropical whilst the south is more temperate. The warmest months are traditionally December, January and February, and the coolest June, July and August.
In summer, the average maximum daytime temperatures range between 20 – 30°C and in winter between 10 – 15°C. You can check weather conditions in New Zealand on the New Zealand MetService website: www.metservice.com.

Healthcare
New Zealand’s public and private medical and hospital facilities provide a high standard of treatment and care. Medical services are not free to visitors. It’s recommended you purchase travel and health insurance before you visit. No vaccination certificates are required. There are no snakes or dangerous wild animals in New Zealand.

Money
New Zealand’s currency is the dollar (NZ$). You can use all major credit cards in New Zealand, with Visa and MasterCard accepted most widely.

Internet and WiFi access in New Zealand
If you’re looking to stay connected to the internet everywhere you go, it’s recommended that you purchase a plan from one of New Zealand’s main networks. Free WiFi hotspots are generally found in main cities only and can be sporadic throughout the rest of the country. Purchasing a plan from a network will allow you to access a mix of data, calling and texting throughout your trip to suit your communication and connection needs.

Electricity
New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts, and we use angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia).

Mobile telephones
Check with your phone company before leaving home about international mobile roam facilities available in New Zealand. Alternatively you can hire or buy mobile phones or SIM cards in New Zealand. Note that signal is not available in all rural areas.

Visas
Visitors from more than 50 countries do not require a visafor stays of less than three months. If you would like more information about visas please visit: www.immigration.govt.nz.

Travel within New Zealand
You will find travelling through New Zealand easy and relatively inexpensive. An extensive network of air, train and road services makes it easy to reach most places using public transport. Buses and coaches link up with rail and ferry operators to take you the length of the country, and air travel is also available to most destinations.

 

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