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Leaving for New Zealand on 30th April

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1. Posted by T66anh (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y

Hi all

So it's nearly here. I leave from Heathrow next Wednesday (30th April) arriving in Auckland on Friday 2nd May. Very excited and nervous at the same time.

Can anyone advise on what to pack and how much to pack I'm going for a year and I'm finding it hard what to take and what not to take. I no not to take my ugg boots haha heard that Aucklanders are not fans of uggs.

Also when I get to New Zealand what do passport control need to see apart from passport and working travel visa email print out?

Any advise that you can offer me would be great as I want to be prepared as much as I can be.

Thank you all in advance

T x

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 2y

I wouldn't worry too much about what to take as you can always buy stuff out there. The shops in Auckland aren't as good as the UK but they're not too bad so you'll always be able to find pretty much what you want. The weather when you arrive will just be on the turn, and it will start to get chilly at nights, so take a warm coat. Ugg boots aren't seen that much in Auckland because even in the winter it would rarely be cold enough to wear things like that.

Immigration should just need to see your passport which will already be linked to your visa details in the system if it's electronic (when I went it was pasted into my passport). It's possible that they could ask for proof of funds, but this is unlikely as I've never heard of anyone being asked for this.

3. Posted by Jaynz (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

If you wear makeup bring a good few of whatever you need, NZ is very limited in makeup and about x4 of the price !

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 2y

Quoting Jaynz

If you wear makeup bring a good few of whatever you need, NZ is very limited in makeup and about x4 of the price !

Very true, and that goes for toiletries in general. Stock up on your 3 for 2 offers in Boots before you go!