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New Zealand

Flag & Coat of Arms

capital

Wellington

population

4 451 017

area

268 021 km²

languages

English

currency

New Zealand dollar

GDP

$122.193 billion

Int'l organizations

IMF, WTO, OECD, UNIDO

Majority of both international and local trade fairs, exhibitions and conferences in New Zealand is held in Auckland, Christchurch, Feilding and Hamilton. This is also where the largest trade centres are situated. Auckland, New Zealand's largest city is a natural choice for events. With a compact city centre rich with accommodation and venues, Auckland is a great location. One of the New Zealand’s largest trade shows is a series of Gift and Homeware Fairs organized by XPO Exhibitions at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.

New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty and tourist attractions, such as mountain peaks, lakes, rivers and volcanos. Besides enjoying the natural beauty, you can explore the culture and life of the Maori tribe closer or enjoy a more developed tourism facilities. Visit the Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo, Tongariro National Park, Hawke's Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, Westland National Park, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and Milford to enjoy the amazing view of New Zealand. New Zealand is a friendly country offering visitors infinite opportunities for adventure and exploration. The islands are home to dense native forests, mountains, beaches, glaciers, thermal regions and fiords that have been well-preserved by the environmentally-conscious government and culture. New Zealand is a place where traditional Maori culture mixes with modernity in cosmopolitan cities, charming villages and vast expanses of untouched wilderness.

It is relatively easy to travel across New Zealand. Domestic flights in New Zealand are often cheaper than driving or taking the train, especially if a crossing between the North and South Islands is required. Airlines operate an electronic ticket system. You can book on-line, by telephone, or through a travel agent. Air New Zealand has the most extensive domestic network, serving most cities over 20,000 people, with jet services between main centres and smaller aircraft elsewhere. Keep in mind that the best way to explore New Zealand in depth is to have your own transport. Outside of cities roads are usually only one lane in each direction and undivided.

Accommodation options in New Zealand are diverse, with something for every level of comfort and budget. From quality luxury lodges to camping, the selection of accommodation in New Zealand is diversel. Visitors will find 5 star boutique and lodge accommodation, international quality hotels and motels in most city centres and towns. There is a wide range of backpackers accommodation around the country, including a network of Youth Hostels that are members of the Youth Hostels Association and a network of Nomads Hostels. Free camping is also available in many places. Unless there is a "no camping" sign it is common to find a tent or hammock pitched for the night in many picnic areas or in a grove of trees off the road. For unique New Zealand accommodation, there are Māori homestays and tourist-catering marae stays.

New Zealand has a vibrant and varied nightlife, with a range of nightlife activities to suit everyone. Nightlife in New Zealand includes bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants and gentlemen's bars. Lively entertainment precincts such as Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour and Britomart and Wellington’s Courtenay Place offer a variety of music scenes and live entertainment so there’s something to suit everyone from pub-goers and night clubbers to those seeking cosy bars. Also, you may want to try your luck at one of New Zealand’s casinos where you’ll also find live music, dancing, dining and bars, or visit a theatre or comedy club.

English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages of New Zealand. English is universal and is officially written with British spelling. New Zealand English is one of the major varieties of English and differs from other forms. 

 

Trade shows in New Zealand:

 Fine Food New Zealand

 ENEX

Additional Info

  • flag file: nz.png
  • coat of arms file: nz.png
  • capital: Wellington
  • population: 4 451 017
  • area: 268 021 km²
  • languages: English
  • currency: New Zealand dollar
  • GDP: $122.193 billion
  • Int'l organizations: IMF, WTO, OECD, UNIDO

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