majority of New Zealand cities and towns have excellent public water supplies,
making tap water fresh and safe to drink.
average price of petrol in New Zealand is around one dollar sixty cents per litre.
Diesel is priced around one dollar and five cents per litre. Petrol stations are located
throughout the country, often coupled with convenient refreshment facilities
as part of their extended service.
is supplied throughout New Zealand at 230 volts, 50Hz. Most power sockets
in New Zealand accept flat three-pin plugs or similar adaptors. Equipment
designed for different voltage would require a transformer although many
hotels provide 100 volt AC sockets (rated at 20 watts) for electric razors
Services & Mail
offices are generally open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, offering
a variety of ways to send mail locally and internationally. Some smaller
shops also offer a limited service. Courier services are also available
from a number of companies for those requiring a higher priority. For
more information on New Zealand's postal service, including costs of local
and international delivery, visit the link below.
New Zealand Post
of the major international fast food chains operate in New Zealand. The
smaller, more remote towns usually have at least one or two food outlets
in the form of a cafe or dairy. Be sure to try a 'hangi' while you're
here - it's a traditional way the Maori people once cooked their food
(and it's delicious!).