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Direct flights from South Africa to New Zealand are not available; however there are options for 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch; from Cape Town to Auckland and Christchurch, and from Durban to Auckland. To book a cheap flight to New Zealand:
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Unfortunately since 2016 South African citizens have required a visa to enter New Zealand; whether for studying, working or visiting. Navigate to our New Zealand visas page, to see how to apply for a visa.
For the latest requirements, check the website of the High Commission of New Zealand or contact them at 012-435-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Their physical address in South Africa is at 125 Middel Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria.There is a consulate in Cape Town at 345 Landsdowne Road (corner of Denver and Landsdowne Road) which you can call at 021-696-8561. Note that the offices are closed on New Zealand public holidays.
Keep these contact details handy in case you lose your passport, or something happens in New Zealand requiring embassy assistance:
Physical address: Level 7, State Insurance Building, 1 Willis Street, Wellington
Email : email@example.com
Phone number : + 64-4-815-8484
You can fly from Johannesburg to Auckland (AKL) with Qantas Airways (via Sydney), Cathay Pacific Airways (via Hong Kong), Emirates (via Dubai), Singapore Airlines (via Singapore), Thai Airways (via Bangkok) and SAA/Air New Zealand (via Perth).
Fly from Johannesburg to Wellington (WLG) with Qantas Airways (via Sydney) - there are also a number of 2-stop options available.
Flights are available from Johannesburg to Christchurch (CHC) with Qantas Airways (via Sydney), Emirates (via Dubai) and Singapore Airlines (via Singapore) - there are also a number of 2-stop options available.
Fly from Cape Town to Auckland (AKL) with Emirates (via Dubai) - there are numerous 2-stop options.
You can fly from Cape Town to Christchurch (CHC) with Emirates (via Dubai), and 2-stop with Singapore Airlines (via Johannesburg and Singapore).
Emirates flights from Durban are the only 1-stop options to New Zealand:
Flights are available from Durban to Auckland (AKL) with Emirates (via Dubai) - there are a number of 2-stop options available.
There are Durban to Christchurch flights with Emirates (via Dubai) - there are various 2-stop options available.
English is the official language of New Zealand and is widely spoken there.
The currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar.
Places of interest in New Zealand include:
Abel Tasman National Park offers something for everyone—inlets for kayaking, rocky passages for hiking, and beaches for relaxing—which is why it’s the most visited park in New Zealand. This coastal park is easy to get to and offers a number of caves and limestone or marble hills to explore.
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier draw tourists in droves to see the magnificent, centuries-old ice floes. Walk around the beautiful local lakes and try out a glacier walk, ice climbing, or a helicopter flight/hike.
Kaikoura attracts not only for its natural splendor but its variety of good restaurants and accommodations. Mountains tower over this once sleepy fishing village that sits at the edge of the sea. Marine animals, such as penguins, whales, dolphins, and seals, exist in droves. Book a wildlife tour with one of the many available guides for the full experience.
Raglan is the place to relax and escape the crowds. This small surfing town still offers good restaurants and nightlife as well as its famous waves. Fishing, kayaking, and swimming are also top activities in this tranquil and pleasant town.
The warmer months of November to April are the best time to visit New Zealand and even more so during summer (December to February). That’s when you’re most likely to find concerts and festivals. June to August is the prime season to ski though not to visit beach towns—most establishments are likely to be closed.
Note that travel prices may be elevated around public holidays:
6 February (Waitangi Day)
25 April (ANZAC Day)
First Monday in June (Queen's birthday)
Fourth Monday in October (Labour Day)