What Do I Bring To New Zealand

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New Zealand is a temperate climate, but as an island nation, note that conditions can change quickly. For more information on climate in New Zealand, refer to MetService. This site will give you up-to-date weather forecasts for all major centres, weather warnings and ski updates for all major ski fields during ski season.

Below is a recommendation only of items you should consider when travelling around New Zealand. Most items can be purchased cheaply once you’ve arrived or can be hired during the Self Check-in process. The most important thing to bring you is your sense of adventure. We only ask that you respect our environment when you travel so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.



  • Light jersey
  • Windbreaker/jacket
  • Hiking boots – make sure they’re clean if travelling from overseas
  • Sunscreen – the ozone layer is pretty thin in this neck of the woods, and burn times can be very quick
  • Insect repellent – we have quite aggressive sand flies
  • Swimwear
  • Day pack
  • Sunglasses



  • Heavy jacket
  • Thermals
  • Beanie
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen – especially if you’re planning on skiing
  • Ski/snowboard – though these can be hired at most ski fields, or at nearest service towns
  • Day pack