The final destination - Lake Taupo Driving to Taupo - Riverside Apartment
The skyline of Auckland, our biggest city Auckland city skyline - Riverside Apartment
Glow worms at the Waitomo Caves Waitomo caves glow worms Taupo Accommodation
The beautiful waterfalls of the Waikato area Waterfall Waikato, North Island, NZ
Kiwi crossing roadsign and Mt Ruapehu Kiwi crossing, NZ road sign Taupo Accommodation
New Zealand's beautiful native bush and streams NZ beauty river
Rotorua geyser and geothermal area Rotorua Taupo geothermal geysers
Beautiful Lake Tarawera Lake Tarawera stay nearby in Taupo at Riverside apartment
Hobbiton near Matamata, NZ LOTR Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand
Corrugated sheep and NZ icons at Tirau Tirau icon corrugated sheep sculpture

NZeTA - New Zealand electronic Travel Authority

Changes take effect from 1 October 2019 - what you need to know

New entry requirements will affect visitors from 60 countries that previously enjoyed visa-waiver entry into New Zealand, including those from the UK, most of Europe, Hong Kong, Canada, USA and Malaysia. NZ permanent residents, Australian passport holders, or visitors already in possession of a valid NZ visa are not required to obtain an NZeTA.

Affecting an estimated 1.5 million visitors to NZ, a NZeTA will be required prior to boarding any flight to New Zealand. The new eTA will cost either NZ$9 or NZ$12 and should be obtained before you leave your home country (or at least before flying to New Zealand). When applying for the NZeTA an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (currently set at $35 per person) will be added so visitors can contribute to the infrastructure they use and help support the natural environment maintenance.

The NZeTA is valid for multiple visits and lasts for two years. Applications can be approved in as little as 10 minutes but NZ Immigration suggests allowing up to 72 hours.

For more information and to apply for your NZeTA visit the official NZ Immigration website.