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.

What to do:

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Clothing, bags, suitcases, luggage… What to bring?

We make sure both the Explorer and Seeker have ample storage for the weight limits allowed by the aviation industry. Choosing what luggage you bring is up to you; when you select hard-shell suitcases and need to store them in the campervan it is, how to say this nicely…; Hard Case! We advise using soft

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Drinking tap water

Tap water, is it safe to drink in New Zealand? The answer is YES: Tap water in Hotel’s, B&B’s, camp-sites, etc. can be drunk without problems. Is all tap water safe to drink in New Zealand? We don’t recommend to drink straight from a stream or river as it is often contaminated with the “Giardia”

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Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

In awe-inspiring Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, which encircles the once-unconquerable mountain of the same name, stunning natural beauty is present in every direction, from the vibrant flowers underfoot to the dazzling stars twinkling high above. Dark Sky Reserve The park offers an unparalleled stargazing experience, so much so that in 2012, it was declared

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Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral

The Cardboard Cathedral, formally called the Transitional Cathedral, is replacing Christchurch Cathedral, which was significantly damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s. His notable buildings include the Tokyo Curtain Wall House, the Pompidou Museum in Metz, France and he was the first architect in Japan to use paper as a primary

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Safety Code New Zealand

New Zealand has a great outdoors to explore. The Outdoor Safety Code NZ is there to keep safe for short walks, tramping, hiking, climbing, or boating. Whatever the activity, make sure you are safe from the start until the end by keeping in mind these simple rules: The outdoor safety code NZ: Before you go

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Your New Zealand Campervan Stories

We love hearing travel stories from our guests, especially those like the one we received from Marijke & Jacob Jan! Not only did they share their story, they even showed us their funny video driving from Wellington to Auckland in an Explorer campervan. A Happy Campervan Couple This is what Marijke & Jacob had to say about renting a campervan

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