Staying safe in New Zealand

New Zealand is generally a very safe place to travel. Here are some tips to keeping safe while you are here.

Plan a safe adventure

Plan a safe adventure

AdventureSmart provides tips, links and advice for you to plan and prepare any activity safely, for any level of ability.

Health and safety travel guide

Health and safety travel guide

Visitors are still advised to take the same care with your personal safety and your possessions as you would in any other country, or at home.

Health and medical insurance

Health and medical insurance

If you have an accident while you’re here you’ll be covered by our Accident Compensation Scheme. However, other medical services are not free to visitors so you'll need insurance.

Drive safe

Drive safe

Before you start driving in New Zealand, it is important to understand how to keep safe on our roads.

Cycling safety

Cycling safety

A guide to important road rules and safety tips for cyclists.

Water safety

Water safety

Many people enjoy a vast range of aquatic activities that the New Zealand environment offers, whether at home, the beach, a pool or river.