Before travelling to New Zealand learn about the basic facts to help you plan
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.
Check your route with the distance calculator from AA to plan your travels in New Zealand.
To contact New Zealand Emergency services, including Police, Fire Brigade or Ambulance simply dial 111 from any phone.
Your Heron Motorhome will be equipped with a Wifi-Modem which is working with a SIM Card. Additionally, you will find some more possibilities to access the internet. For free!
In the centres of major cities in New Zealand you will get offered free wifi hot spots. Visit Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Rotorua and other cities to get access. Most of the bigger supermarkets like New World, Countdown or Pack’n’Safe offer free Wifi as well. And public libraries have a free access and of course a lot of books or DVDs for rent.
Another possibility is to use one of the “pay as you go” spots in the i-SITE Visitor Centres, in Holiday Parks or Internet Cafes.
i-SITE Visitor Centres
The i-SITE Visitor Centres know where to stay, what to do and how to get there. The travel experts at i-SITE can also do bookings for you. These include accommodation, transport, activities and attractions. You will also be informed about weather & mountain safety, travel itineraries and nearby events. Click here to find a list of all i-SITE branches.
The price for fuel in New Zealand varies throughout the country.
The current price for diesel is around $1.33 per . In remote areas the network of petrol stations in thin and prices can be a significantly higher.
Insiders Tip: It is recommended that you fill up the tank when you arrive at larger towns or cities.
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?
Don’t get confused with all the different camping rules in New Zealand. Visit the Camping our way website which provides all the information you need about camping in New Zealand, including: types of campsites, locations, and general rules.
Waste Dump Stations
Dispose of your waste safely at one of New Zealand’s network of Dump Stations. To find a station simply look for the sign below, or use this comprehensive list provided by the Ministry of Tourism on their Dump Station Guide.
We can also recommend you to download the app Campermate on your smartphone or tablet. It has all the information you need about local showers, toilets, dump stations and self contained parking spots around New Zealand.