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Travel Insurance for New Zealand

Before you go on your trip, get travel insurance cover here.

Why do I need travel insurance in New Zealand?

‘Beautiful countryside, friendly Kiwis and adventure sports aplenty. It’s little wonder why Aussies flock across the ditch in droves. However, with hiking mishaps, kayaking catastrophes and the chance of cancelled flights leaving you stranded, there’s a lot that can go wrong on a holiday to New Zealand. We've got cover available with travel insurance New Zealand!

What does travel insurance cover me for in New Zealand?

Here are some of the cover benefits available with a travel insurance policy.

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Hiring a rental car?

Cover towards the insurance excess if you rent a car from a licensed hire company and it is damaged, stolen or in an accident whilst in your care.

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Don't like medical bills?

Compensation for unforeseen medical expenses incurred whilst on an overseas holiday

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Taking luggage with you?

Cover if your luggage is stolen, permanently lost or accidentally damaged due to circumstances outside of your control.

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Going on a cruise?

Hit the open waters with confidence. Our international policies automatically include cover for cruises so you can focus on the fun.

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This is a brief summary only for full terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions read our policy wording

New Zealand travel insurance FAQs

I'm going trekking or hiking during my trip, do I need a special policy?

No, both trekking and hiking are automatically covered by your policy, you don't need to take out any additional cover. More details on hiking and trekking can be found here.

As an Australian citizen, aren't I covered for medical expenses in New Zealand?

Yes, New Zealand has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia, meaning medical expenses are generally covered. However, not all expenses are covered, like medical evacuations and medical repatriations, for example. 

I plan on driving during my time in New Zealand, do I need a local driver's license?

You are legally allowed to drive on your Australian licence in New Zealand for up to 12 months, and you are permitted to drive only the class of vehicle you are licensed for back home. More details on driving in New Zealand can be found here

Do I need a visa to travel to New Zealand?

No, New Zealand doesn't require a visa for Australians visiting for up to three months. However, this can vary depending on criminal history. You may be asked to show a return flight ticket for longer stays. More details on travelling to New Zealand can be found here.

Read the policy wording for full terms, conditions and exclusions and to ensure the product suits your needs.

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