Do you want to see New Zealand? British tourists travelling to New Zealand will have to pay for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) from 1 October. The Foreign Office issued an updated travel advisory yesterday, stating that British nationals travelling by air or cruise and entering New Zealand “will need to hold an ETA before travelling to New Zealand. Applications for ETAs will be open from July 2019. Valid for citizens from visa-exempt countries, the digital approval is linked to a traveller’s passport and will be valid for two years (unless the passport expires before then).
There is no need to physically go to an embassy or consulate and the eTA New Zealand online application form only takes a matter of minutes to complete. Although most applications are processed in as little as 1 business day, some applications may take up to 72 business hours to be processed. Once approved, the eTA New Zealand (NZeTA) is sent to the applicant electronically. Once approved, the New Zealand eTA is valid for 2 years and can be used for multiple visits. Applicants are required to pay a small processing fee and tourist tax, the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL), to obtain the NZ eTA.
All citizens of the following 60 countries need an eTA for New Zealand if arriving by air : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Oman, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Republic of South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City. We are specialized in providing a completely online experience and check any mistakes in application, convert digital photos to be of acceptable quality for Immigration New Zealand. Visitors can retrieve their ETA if they lose from our system and we take the risk of any corrections. We provide 100% refund if their application is not approved this derisking ETA applicants. We also accept cards from 130 countries that Immigration New Zealand doesn’t accept. We also accept Paypal and China Union Pay Card payment methods, which others do not provide. We have 24/7 customer support help desk. We assist visitors to New Zealand get their ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) within 72 hours. See more info at ETA New Zealand.
Is it worth to visit New Zealand ? I would say a big YES! Top destinations in New Zealand and eTA application : As both the largest city in New Zealand and its international air-travel hub, Auckland is one of the best places to go in New Zealand. Many international flights arrive in New Zealand through Auckland Airport, which makes it an ideal city from which to start your exploration of New Zealand. Spend at least a day or two in Auckland—named one of the top 10 cities in the world in 2014 by Lonely Planet—before venturing further afield in New Zealand. Here are our suggestions for what to see and do in Auckland: Get some culture by visiting one of the many museums in Auckland, such as the Auckland Art Gallery. The Auckland Art Gallery is the largest art institution in New Zealand, featuring more than 15,000 works of historic, modern, and contemporary art. If the weather is nice, take a stroll through the 185-acre Auckland Domain park. If you’re visiting on a Saturday, include a stop at the nearby Parnell Farmers’ Market, which sells fresh produce in the morning. Auckland is also home to a host of multicultural bars and restaurants serving up all types of cuisine, so be sure to dine in downtown Auckland (and go out for a cocktail or two to check out the nightlife).
In the center of the North Island, a few kilometers from glittering Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, Tongariro National Park is a dual World Heritage Site due to its spectacular volcanic features and its importance to the Maori culture. In 1887, Maori chief Te Heuheu Tukino IV gifted the volcanic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, and part of Ruapehu to the people of New Zealand in order to preserve this sacred land. One of the oldest national parks in the world, Tongariro is a land of dramatic beauty with towering volcanoes, turquoise lakes, arid plateaus, alpine meadows, and hot springs. A highlight of the park is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of the most popular day walks in the country.
The Coromandel Peninsula’s movie-worthy Cathedral Cove gets plenty of love, but Hot Water Beach is a local treasure worth cherishing too. With its golden sands and bubbling hot waters, this deserted piece of coastline is sure to enthral all travellers who spending some time familiarising themselves with the North Island’s natural beauty. Don’t forget to bring a shovel so you can scoop out your own thermal mineral water spring to dip into. The Hamilton Gardens is unique from any other you’ll find in New Zealand: unlike the ones in Queenstown, Wellington or Auckland, it is not a botanical garden in the strictest of terms. Rather, the 54-hectare (133.4-acre) park is a showcase of 21 gardens that symbolise the art and traditions of different civilisations, from Maori to European and Southeast Asian too.