Visitor Visa / International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy

You are be allowed to travel to New Zealand if you do not have a visitor visa or an NZeTA.

  • Allow up to 72 hours for processing, but it could take as little as 10 minutes.
  • You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).
    The IVL costs NZD $35 and is paid at the same time as the NZeTA.
  • When you are from a visa waiver country, you must hold an NZeTA before you travel.
  • Australian citizens do not need an NZeTA.
  • An NZeTA request costs NZD $9 on our free app, or NZD $12 if completed online.

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New Zealand size compared to …

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Find places to go walking and tramping

Short walks or multi night tramps… Whether you are into short walks or a multi-night tramp, there is a suitable track for everyone to enjoy New Zealand’s natural environment. Connecting with nature is good for you. Studies show that spending time in nature lifts your mood and can decrease feelings of depression and anxiety. If

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White Island

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Itenerary planning

Itinerary planning

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Driving in New Zealand

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Keeping your possessions safe

New Zealand is generally known as one of the safest countries to travel to. Never the less; you need to act responsible and careful if it comes to your personal possessions. First and best advice: Do you need whatever you take? We mean Jewellery, (designer) accessories, keys? Remember, what you don’t bring, you can’t lose!

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