For the world’s mountaineers, New Zealand is well and truly on the map. Our Southern Alps were Sir Edmund Hillary’s training ground for his historic Everest climb in 1953. With 30 peaks taller than 3000 metres, and Aoraki/Mount Cook scraping the sky at 3753 metres, there’s no shortage of challenging summits to conquer.
- Auckland Airport (AKL) is the country's largest and busiest airport, connecting with a large number of international and domestic destinations.
- All major airlines serving New Zealand fly into Auckland Airport(opens in new window). Auckland is also well connected to the rest of the country with domestic flights operated by Air New Zealand(opens in new window), Jetstar(opens in new window) and other providers.
- All travellers to New Zealand will require an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority)
- Most big mountain climbing destinations are located in the South Island which has Christchurch and Wellington airports.