Hello everybody, my wife and I are travelling to NZ in January. We are currently on a world tour and are in Sydney atm. (our honeymoon ;-)) New Zealand is our last stop but we are uncertain about how long we want to stay there, we know we can stay up to 3 months. Are we able to fly to NZ with a one way ticket, we have proof that we have enough money to buy return tickets from NZ.
I think New Zealand is pretty strict in requiring an outbound ticket for regular visitors, with "proof of funds" only being acceptable for working holiday visa holders. But I can't seem to be able to find word one way or the other on the immigration site, so I'm not entirely certain about this. Your best bet is probably to contact them directly and ask.
Otherwise I'd recommend getting an open-ended ticket out of there, or at least one with a very low fee for changing the dates on the ticket - if you ask specifically for that at any travel agency, they should be able to help you with it.
Or you could just book a ticket for somewhere near the end of the three month period. I can virtually guarantee that you won't have any trouble filling the time until then. New Zealand is an absolutely gorgeous country, and there's just so much to see!
[ Edit: Edited on Nov 25, 2006, at 4:50 AM by Sander ]
I'm almost certain that if you are on a tourist visa you cannot enter NZ without an onward ticket. As the previous post states, this stipulation is waived only on working holiday visas.