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October 29, 2019BY Visahp ( 0 ) Comment

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. There are many things for you to explore here but comming to unfamiliar may have many risk. Check out the following things before traveling New Zealand.

1. Always wear sun block

The weather can be very fickle. One moment the sun is beating down on you, and the next you’ll catch a chill in the wind. Wear plenty of sunscreen, or else you’ll end up with a nasty sunburn.

2. Beware of Sand Flies

The weather can be very fickle. One moment the sun is beating down on you, and the next you’ll catch a chill in the wind. Wear plenty of sunscreen, or else you’ll end up with a nasty sunburn.

3. Don’t put Food in your luggage

When flying into the country, you will not be allowed to bring in most foods (especially fruits, nuts, agricultural products, etc). You will also need to declare any food items in your luggage, but a lot of stuff will need to be thrown away before going through immigration.

4. Drive on the Correct (Left-hand) Side of the Road

In New Zealand, You must drive on the left side of the road. Learn the rules of the road before you arrive in New Zealand. Learn what the road signs mean and be prepared for differences with driving in your own country.

5. Prepare Ahead for Day Walks

The New Zealand Great Walks are pretty great, but as a full-on hiking trip lasting 3-6 days, there needs to be a bit of preparation involved. Make sure you can get to the walking track and back, use the right equipment, and pack the right things. New Zealand is a casual, laid-back kind of place. There’s no need for fancy clothes or dressing up to go somewhere. It’s more important to pack active and outdoor clothing than to pack nice things.

6. Respect the Environment

If you are bringing hiking boots, tents, or any other gear that has been used before, there is a risk of carrying organisms that could be harmful to New Zealand’s environment. So they need to be properly cleaned before packing them, and they need to be declared upon arrival.

7. Learn Some Maori

Maori is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand. There are some common Maori words such as: Aotearoa (New Zealand, long white cloud), aroha (love), awa (river), haka (generic term for Māori dance. ), hangi (traditional feast prepared in earth oven), hapu (clan, sub-tribe; to be born ), hīkoi (walk)
hui (gathering, meeting), iti (small), iwi (tribe), kai (food), karakia (prayer), kaumatua (elder)
mahi (work or activity), mana (prestige, reputation), manuhiri (guests, visitors), maunga (mountain), moana (sea), wai (water)…

8. Internet in New Zealand

Free WiFi hotspots are generally found in main cities only and can be sporadic throughout the rest of the country. Wi-fi is not always easy to come by. It can be very slow or even non-existent in many places. Free and/or unlimited wi-fi is even harder to find, purchasing a plan from a network will allow you to have access to a mix of data, calling and texting throughout your trip to suit your communication and connection needs.

9. There are no poisonous animals or large predatory animals in New Zealand

There are no snakes, large predatory animals, or poisonous insects (except for the Katipo spider) in all of New Zealand. You don’t have to worry about running into bears or mountain lions while hiking on the North or South Islands

10. New Zealand’s seasons

New Zealand is in the Southern hemisphere, so their seasons are different from many countries. Winter is June-August and Summer is December-February (roughly).