Walking up to a glacier, experiencing Maori culture and sailing through fjords – a trip to New Zealand offers the chance for unique and breath-taking activities every day. Each year we get hundreds of claims from Australians who aren’t covered for some medical services on their national healthcare, not to mention cancelled flights and stolen tech. With this in mind, you may want to think about getting travel insurance for your trip to New Zealand..
New Zealand also has some epic ski resorts scattered across both islands. And we often get claims from Aussies who’ve injured themselves doing snow sports. If you’re crossing the Tasman to hit the slopes, our snow sports option, provides you with the additional cover required for these activities.
Flitting from vineyards to geysers is made all the more relaxing when you know you've got cover for the important things. Our holiday insurance for New Zealand provides a comprehensive level of cover on The Works and Annual Multi-Trip plans, but it's always best to read the policy wording to check if it's got exactly what you need for your trip. The benefits most people look out for are:
Losing photos and videos to the Pacific is bad enough without the cost of replacing your devices. While our travel insurance automatically covers personal valuables, it has limits and for an additional premium you can purchase additional cover for your valuables.
With hikes of all inclines, museums, spas and nature parks, New Zealand appeals to travellers and holiday-makers from all walks of life.
If you’re heading to New Zealand to reap the benefits of local school fees and specialist subjects, you’ll probably want to tack some travel onto your trip. Whether you’re grabbing some mates for a study break or doing a course, our travel insurance for students can cover you for things such as tuition fees and exams.
With hop-on/hop-off buses, lively hostels and exhilarating activities, independent travellers can make life-long friends and cross things off their bucket list in New Zealand. Make sure you and your trusty rucksack have got cover for common eventualities with our insurance for backpackers.
From splashing about in thermal pools to marvelling at glow worm caves, tons of families travel to New Zealand during the school holidays from Australia to show the kids (and parents) a good time. Get cover for up to two adults and their dependents with a family travel insurance policy. Kids go free!
New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep your wits about you. Tourists still get targeted in some areas and there are some pitfalls that can be avoided. Where possible, exercise safety precautions and get clued up on local authority laws before you go. Some things to looks out for are:
Choosing when to travel to New Zealand really depends on the type of holiday you want and the sort of activities you’re planning to do.
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. Note: Mountaineering and rock climbing using support ropes is not covered.
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.
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
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, limitations and exclusions and to ensure the product suits your needs.
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