Visitor Information

Important information for Visitors
Conservation Information


The Department of Conservation government website provides all the information about how to be pro-active and conservative, as well as areas and places which are protected.

Distance Calculator

The AA website has a distance calculator that can help you plan your travels in New Zealand. Distance Calculator.

Emergency Services

To contact New Zealand Emergency services, including Police, Fire or Ambulance simply dial 111 from any phone.

Fuel Prices

The current price for petrol is around $2.03 per ltr.  In remote areas the network of petrol stations is thin and prices can be a significantly higher.

Quick Tip:  It is recommended that you fill up the tank when you arrive at larger towns and cities.

i-SITE Visitor Centres


The i-SITE Visitor Centres staff know where to stay, what to do and how to get there. They make bookings for accommodation, transport, activities and attractions. Additionally staff can provide you information about weather & mountain safety, wii fii spots, travel itineraries and nearby events.  Click here to find a list of all i-SITE branches.

Visa Information

All visitors need to check if they need a visa before they get on the plane. There are different visa types for different countries. Please visit the New Zealand Immigration government website for more information.

Where can I camp?

Sometimes there is some confusion about camping rules in New Zealand. The Camping our way website provides all the information you need about camping in New Zealand, including: types of campsites, locations, and general rules.

Where can I dump my waste?


Dispose of your waste safely at one of New Zealand’s network of Dump Stations. To find a station simply look for the sign above, or use this comprehensive list provided by the Ministry of Tourism Dump Station Guide.