So you’ve decided that New Zealand is the destination for your next holiday? We’re really glad you plan to visit our little paradise in the Pacific South West and we're sure you have a few questions. In this post, we'll take a look at a common question: How to travel around New Zealand?

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Planning a trip to New Zealand and still unsure of how to see the country? Jump online and you know you've got choice for your trip, you can travel in a group or do your own thing. Whether you're visiting the South, North or both islands, there's a lot to see and do in our beautiful country and no doubt you want to find the right fit for your trip. Here's a handy guide to group travel in New Zealand, including a comparison of group vs solo travel and some planning tips for your trip, from your friends at MoaTrek.

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Did you know that Lonely Planet has voted New Zealand as one of its top five countries to visit in 2018? The Land of the Long White Cloud is currently one of the hottest travel destinations in the world, why is New Zealand travel on everyone’s travel bucket list?

There are many reasons why this country proves is such a popular travel spot right now, here's a quick and handy guide to help you answer the question "why travel to New Zealand?"

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Nowadays more and more people travel New Zealand during our winter months of June to September and find out for themselves all the winter fun on offer. Whether you're looking for a winter tour or independent travel, here's the complete guide to New Zealand winter travel, the perfect escape from the heat (or rain) of the Northern Hemisphere summer.

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Planning a trip to New Zealand from the UK? We’re not going to beat around the bush here. The flight from the UK & Europe to New Zealand is one of the longest air trips in the world. In fact, you’ll need at least two flights to make it here. But don’t let that put you off. The trip is worth every minute. Don't believe us? Almost 200,000 visitors make the trip every year from the UK, which is fantastic, we love making lots of new British friends on our tours every season.

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If you're visiting New Zealand from the UK or Europe, one of the biggest things to deal with is the time difference. There's no easy way to get round it, times in New Zealand are pretty much the exact opposite to the UK and Europe. Breakfast time in Auckland is dinner time in London, mid afternoon in Nelson is the middle of the night in Amsterdam. It's all upside down!  Here's a handy summary of time differences between New Zealand and the United Kingdom / Europe, including the best time to phone and a few handy hints on how to handle that time difference once you're here.

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Planning a trip to New Zealand from the USA and struggling to get your head around those time differences? What do you mean these crazy Kiwis are a day ahead but behind on the clock? How does that work? Getting your head around the dateline and time differences can be tricky, so not worry, here's a handy guide to time differences between New Zealand and the USA, the best time to call New Zealand from the USA (and calling home once you're here) and a few more tips on how to handle that time difference.

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New Zealand is one of the most beautiful, welcoming and safe travel destinations on earth - but like anywhere, as a traveller you do need to be aware of any potential risks and make smart decisions when you are planning your visit.

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Fresh, varied and influenced by natural local ingredients - the food in New Zealand is exciting and full of flavour. Enjoying a delicious meal and a glass of wine can be one of the best bits of your New Zealand trip. From crayfish to roast lamb to gourmet burgers, New Zealand's dining scene has gone through a renaissance in recent years, there are so many delectable dishes to enjoy. But of course you want to know how much it costs to eat out here in New Zealand right?

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Do you long for open roads with little traffic, deep valleys, covered in lush vegetation? Are you a fan of road trips in beautiful locations? You are going to love driving in New Zealand!

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