Information about New Zealand currency and weather for NZ eTA and NZ Visa visitors

Temperature and Weather

New Zealand is an island nation, sitting somewhere in the range of 37 and 47 degrees Fahrenheit south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Both the North and South Islands of New Zealand appreciate moderate, sea atmosphere, climate and temperatures.

New Zealand climate and atmosphere is of principal significance to the individuals of New Zealand, significant number of New Zealanders make their living from the land. New Zealand has mellow temperatures, respectably high precipitation, and numerous long periods of daylight all through the vast majority of the nation. New Zealand's atmosphere is ruled by two primary topographical highlights: the hills and the ocean.

New Zealand weather


September, October, November
Average daytime temperature:
16 - 19°C (61 - 66°F)


December, January, February
Average daytime temperature:
20 - 25°C (68 - 77°F)


March, April, May
Average daytime temperature:
17 - 21°C (62 - 70°F)


June, July, August
Average daytime temperature:
12 - 16°C (53 - 61°F)

New Zealand has a to a great extent mild atmosphere. While the far north has subtropical climate during summer, and inland high regions of the South Island can be as cold as - 10 C in winter, a large portion of the nation lies near the coast, which means mellow temperatures, moderate precipitation, and bottomless daylight.

Since New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, the normal temperature diminishes as you travel south. The north of New Zealand is subtropical and the south mild. The hottest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August. In summer, the normal most extreme temperature goes between 20 - 30ºC and in winter between 10 - 15ºC.


Most places in New Zealand get more than 2,000 hours of daylight a year, with the sunniest zones—Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Nelson and Marlborough—accepting more than 2,350 hours.

As New Zealand watches sunshine sparing, during summer months sunlight can last up until 9.00 pm.

New Zealand encounters generally little air contamination contrasted with numerous different nations, which makes the UV beams in our daylight solid throughout the mid year months. So as to maintain a strategic distance from burn from the sun, guests should wear sunscreen, shades, and caps when they are in direct summer daylight, particularly in the warmth of the day (11 am - 4 pm).

While summer is sunnier than different seasons, most districts in New Zealand have a generally high extent of daylight throughout the winter months.


New Zealand's normal precipitation is high - between 640 millimeters and 1500 millimeters - and uniformly spread consistently.

Just as delivering zones of shocking local woodland, this high precipitation makes New Zealand a perfect spot for cultivating and agriculture.


New Zealand dollar

Ensure that you have money changed at your home bank rather than converting in New Zealand, it can be expensive to convert after you land in New Zealand. Alternatively, use your offshore credit card, but avoid converting currency locally.

The huge plastic notes are anything but difficult to recognize and the coins don't make your wallet conceivably a deadly weapon. There's no lack of ATM's. You can discover them all over New Zealand. It's still best to have some money on you consistently.

New Zealand utilizes the decimal standard. That implies we use kilograms, kilometers, meters, liters, degrees Celsius.

Mastercard, AMEX and Visa are broadly acknowledged. Most places won't charge you extra on if you use them.

Barter or haggling is uncommon. Basically wherever in New Zealand has a fixed cost and retailers won't move. On the other hand, if you demonstrate to them a less expensive cost somewhere else, they may value coordinate the contender.

Tips are incorporated into the cost and are by no means a requirement. No awful shocks when you get to the bill/cheque at the counter. On open occasions, there might be a 10 – 20% extra charge at bars and cafés.

Swedish adjusting framework is used, or rounding. The lowest denomination coin is the 10 cents coin. If the cost is $6.44, it will progress toward becoming $6.40. $6.46 moves toward becoming $6.50. What about $6.45? That is up to the vendor/dealer.

Ensure that you have checked the eligibility for your New Zealand eTA. If you are from a Visa Waiver country then you can apply for an eTA regardless of the mode of travel (Air / Cruise). United States citizens, Canadian citizens, German citizens, and United Kingdom citizens can apply online for New Zealand eTA. United Kingdom residents can stay on New Zealand eTA for 6 months while others for 90 days.

Please apply for a New Zealand eTA 72 hours in advance of your flight.