Useful New Zealand Websites

Google is usually your best online buddy when it comes to finding information. We have brainstormed some websites we think are helpful to be aware of during your travels.

Things to do, places to go

  • Best Beaches – where people can vote for their favourite New Zealand beach and you can see the results.
  • AA – The Automobile Association, handy for car breakdowns, maps and all things motoring in New Zealand
  • Farmers Markets – Find markets all around the country.
  • Event Finder – Find events around the country.
  • - surf forecasts, surfcams and all other things surf related.
  • Department of Conservation – For walking tracks (including the Great Walks) and National Park information.
  • – for all skifield info and snow forecasts.
  • Rankers – over 40,000 travel reviews of New Zealand activities, transport, campgrounds and tour companies.

Services & Shops

  • Met Service – for weather forecasts
  • NZ Post – for postal information (apply for tax numbers and bank accounts at branches that also have a Kiwibank)
  • New Zealand Government – The home page to search all the departments.
  • Trade Me – The ebay of New Zealand. Find a job, buy a secondhand car, find accommodation…
  • The Warehouse – Discount superstore, low cost shoes, stationary, clothes, plastic containers, camping gear.
  • Kathmandu – Outdoor gear, never buy anything full price, wait for the sales.
  • Inland Revenue Department – the New Zealand tax department.

Travel, Transport & Accommodation

  • Bookabach – book a holiday house for short term periods.
  • Grabaseat – low cost airfares with Air New Zealand
  • Fuel Watch – for up to date fuel prices around the country.
  • Auckland Airport – from arrival and departure noticeboards and airport information
  • Air Bus Express – gets you to and from Auckland Airport at the lowest price.
  • Pure NZ – Tourism New Zealand’s comprehensive website.
  • HomeAway – Holiday homes, villas and apartments to rent on holiday around New Zealand (and the world)
  • Driving Tests New Zealand – Learn about New Zealand’s road code (road rules) to keep you safe on our roads


  • Stuff – for news headlines from all over New Zealand