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Essential information

​​Find all the essential information you need to make your stay in Auckland a breeze, from frequently asked questions to maps and i-SITE Visitor Centre locations.
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​Weather and climate

Enjoy Auckland in any season – the region has a warm coastal climate without extremes of temperature.

The seasons are the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere.

Auckland’s summer is from December to February, autumn or fall is from March to May, winter is from June to August and spring is from September to November.

The mean daily temperature during January and February is 23 degrees Celsius (74 degrees Fahrenheit), and during July and August, the mean daily maximum is 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit).

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​Customs and immigration

Make your arrival in Auckland hassle-free and get information about customs, immigration and passport and visa regulations before you travel.

Passports and visas
When arriving in New Zealand you must be carrying your passport. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date. If you are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, you may require a visa or permit to visit New Zealand. Visit the Immigration New Zealand website to find out more.

Cruise passengers
If you’re arriving in Auckland by cruise ship, find out all you need to know about customs and immigration.



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​Visitor safety

New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, and Auckland is also rated the third most liveable city in the world on the global Mercer Quality of Life Survey.

Kiwis are friendly, free-spirited and welcoming. With a high respect for human rights and equality, our travel experiences can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages and cultures and are gay-friendly.

Always take the same precautions with your safety and possessions that you usually would at home or travelling elsewhere, including making copies of your passports and visas and taking out travel insurance. Read more.

Driving in New Zealand? Watch this video for top tips to make your journey a safe and enjoyable one.