New Zealand Infomation
||103,736 sq mi = 269,000 sq km
|Population Feb 2011
Our coldest month is July, and our warmest is in January; our seasons opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere. Average temperatures are around 15C (60F) in the upper North Island, and around 10C (50F) near the bottom of the South Island. The climate is fairly mild, without the extremes experienced in many other countries.
In fact, New Zealand doesn't tend to have temperatures over 35C (100F) or under -10C (14F). It tends to snow only in the mountains in the North Island, and mainly in the Southern Alps in the South Island, although it has been known to snow on some of the cities on the East Coast of the South Island from time to time.
Decimal system based on New Zealand dollar, with cent denominations.
Customs generally more formal than in neighboring Australia
Not required of US citizens in possession of a return or onward ticket
staying up to 90 days.
Passports must be valid 3 months beyond date of departure
Facilities good. No special precautions necessary
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