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Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
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There are no dangerous animals in New Zealand: no snakes, and that’s why flightless birds still survive.

Diseases such as typhoid and malaria are also absent.

This means the biggest dangers for foreign visitors are:

  • Hypothermia – weather can change very quickly, especially at altitude in the mountains, so be prepared with warm clothing.

  • Drownings – while New Zealand’s countless beaches are incredibly inviting, play it smart when it comes to going swimming. Rips and undertows cause many preventable drownings.

  • Car crashes – the biggest dangers for foreign visitors are excessive speed and winding, often unsealed roads. Drive on the left and don’t become road-kill!


Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Kevin Hutchinson