Other Details of New Zealand
in New Zealand - Your Safety
New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, with a relatively low crime rate, few endemic diseases and a first-class healthcare and accident compensation system. However, we recommend you observe the same precautions with your personal safety and your possessions as you would in any other country or at home.
• Keep copies of your important documents, eg passport and credit cards, and keep them separate from the originals.
• Keep a record of the description and serial number of valuable items, eg digital cameras.
• Dial 111 in emergencies.
• In a bar, avoid accepting drinks from strangers and don’t leave your drink unattended.
• If using an ATM withdraw small amounts - preferably during the day - and shield your pin.
• Don’t carry large amounts of cash or expensive jewellery.
• Keep valuable items close to your body.
• The police recommend you don’t accept rides from people you don’t know.
• While still relatively safe in New Zealand, we recommend you don’t hitchhike. For more tips on driving in New Zealand see Road Rules and Safety.
• Lock your accommodation (including campervans) and secure windows at night.
• Carry a mobile phone and don’t hesitate to dial New Zealand’s emergency phone number if you feel unsafe or threatened - dial 111.
• Carry a basic first-aid kit for use in emergencies.
Keeping Your Possessions
Given New Zealand's subtropical climate, it is no surprise that New Zealanders like to spend so much of their leisure time in the water. However water can conceal hazards. Beaches with potential hazards are often patrolled by lifeguards, who put up yellow and red flags - Water Safety New Zealand recommend that between these flags is the safest place to swim on these beaches.
Other advice includes having an adult watching over children at all times, to listen to advice from life guards, never swim or surf alone, learning to recognise rip currents, always using safe equipment, never swimming or surfing when tired or cold, considering other surf users and staying out of the water if in doubt.
Although there are no snakes or dangerous wild animals in New Zealand, you should be aware of the following:
• Variable Weather - Weather conditions in New Zealand alpine areas can change rapidly. Be prepared for cold wet weather if you plan to walk in our National Parks, whatever the time of year.
• Sandflies - In wetter areas, particularly in Fiordland, sandflies can be pests, but are effectively controlled by use of an insect repellent.
• Giardia - Giardia is a water-borne parasite that causes diarrhoea. To avoid contracting it, it is best not to drink water from lakes, ponds or rivers without first boiling, chemically treating or filtering it.
Sunburn - New Zealand's clear, unpolluted atmosphere and relatively low latitudes produce sunlight stronger than much of Europe or North America, so be prepared to wear hats and sun block if you plan to be out in the sun for more than 15-20 minutes.
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