Welcome to Ōtautahi Christchurch


Welcome to Ōtautahi Christchurch

Christchurch is the city of exploration, a refreshing urban centre full of new secrets to discover. If you haven’t been here in a while, you’re in for a surprise. The city has been through some massive changes in the past few years, and the time has come to explore it all.

Prepare for new architecture and immense street art, cocktail bars and bustling restaurants, laneways and green public spaces. Get up the Port Hills for outdoor adventures, from downhill biking to ziplines. Hit the coast for surfing, kayaking and beach vibes.

Ōtautahi Christchurch is the basecamp for southern exploration, the likes of Akaroa, Kaikōura, Hanmer Springs, and the epic Southern Alps, all within reach of Aotearoa’s newest city.

If your travel itinerary includes a transit stop in Australia you may need an Australian Transit Visa. Details about this and how to apply can be found at www.immi.gov.au. Failure to obtain this visa in advance of your travel may result in you being unable to board your aircraft.
NZ Border Process

Currency

The currency used is the New Zealand dollar. Banking hours are usually 0900 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout New Zealand.

International credit cards are accepted throughout the country banks, most hotels and city stores.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Goods and Services in New Zealand are subject to a 15% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated. This tax cannot be claimed back by visitors, when leaving the country.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit to New Zealand and to protect against cancellation charges, loss or damage to your luggage and personal effects, loss of cash and medical expenses. 

Electricity

New Zealand uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs.

Biosecurity

New Zealand has a national biosecurity system that is considered one of the most robust in the world. Please refer to www.biosecurity.govt.nz for more information.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand.

Dress

New Zealand’s climates range significantly in temperature throughout the country.

Dress for all sessions at the Exchange is smart casual.

Name badges

Name badges will be given to all delegates on registration. We ask that you wear your badge at all times, including social functions.

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