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hongi is a traditional Maori greeting. Noses are pressed together and
the ha, or breath of life, is exchanged and intermingled. The hongi is
an integral part of the powhiri (welcoming ceremony).
image credit: James
excellent reasons for an
accessible vacation in New Zealand
are 10 reasons why we encourage our wheelchair travelers and their families
to plan their accessible vacation in New Zealand.
New Zealand is considered one of the safest destinations in the
world. It's a stable first world country and New Zealanders are
welcoming and happy to help visitors.
English is the primary language. The country is aided by good
tourism and transportation infrastructure and it's easy to get
around. Roads are clearly signposted and there's always a friendly
New Zealander to point you in the right direction.
New Zealand is virtually disease free and vaccinations are not
necessary. Tap water throughout New Zealand is excellent and safe
There are no dangerous animals, no poisonous reptiles, and only
one poisonous spider that's very rarely seen.
More than a third of New Zealand's land is protected in parks
and reserves and all are open to visitors. The Lord of the Rings
trilogy was filmed throughout New Zealand and the stunning landscapes
featured in the film still remain.
Vacationing in New Zealand offers a very good value for most of
the world's major currencies. Visitors travelling on the USD (United
States Dollar), GBP (British Pound), and EUR (European Euro) will
find their money goes a long way in New Zealand.
All major credit cards are used in New Zealand and travellers cheques
are accepted at hotels, banks and some stores. ATMs (automated teller
machines) are plentiful.
Getting from one place to another in New Zealand takes longer
and roadways are uncongested. Major motorways are found only in
the major cities and it seems that the scenery is responsible
for slowing down all the drivers. New Zealand forces visitors
to devote more plenty of time for scenery, vistas and café
stops on the way.
Visas are not required for most visitors staying less than three
months who are citizens of Australia, America, Austria, Canada,
Germany, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Singapore,
Switzerland. United Kingdom visitors can stay for six months without
Zealand is clean, unpolluted, nuclear free, and uncrowded.