Overview

New Zealand, southeast of Australia in the southern Pacific consists of two major islands of volcanic origin with mountainous regions and several large plains. New Zealand has a total land mass of 268,000 sq. km with approximately 15,000km of coastline.

The north varies in climate and vegetation from subtropical in the northern peninsula to temperate areas facing the South Island. The South Island includes snowfields and fjords and is cooler south of its Alps. Summer is mild to warm in the North Island and mild in the south and winters are cool. Most rain falls in winter.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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