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6 months in New Zealand without visa?

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1. Posted by LaceyLoo (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

I'll be travelling to New Zealand in May/June time and as I am from the UK I believe I can visit for 6 months without a visa...

My plan was to visit NZ for 6 months and then go to Australia for 3 months (time allowed without visa). I was just wondering whether after my 3 months in Australia would I then be allowed back in NZ for another 6 months or is there a period of time I have to wait in between the two 6 months?

Thanks in advance for any answers and advice!

Lacey x

2. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Visa regulations forNew Zealand and Australia.

Good luck and have fun.


3. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 873 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

It would take me a while to actually figure out how many times I've been to NZ and Oz now. Ive never stayed back to back in NZ like in your situation, but I've never had any problems getting in. Sometimes a question or two, but all smiles and welcome back. But then I'm an old geezer now and so supposedly more trustworthy As a younger person they may question why you are coming straight back in, so get your story straight. You'll also need another outward bound flight when you come back in.

I did eventually get refused a Aussy eta, because I'd been going too many times and they considered me a resident rather than a tourist. They said I'd been in Aus a total of two years in the last 5 when you counted up all the 3 month stays.