New Zealand in Profile: 2011

New Zealand lies around 1,600km from Australia’s eastern coast (a three-hour flight) and 9,000–12,000km from all Pacific Rim destinations (10- to 16-hour flight). New Zealand has several international airports. Auckland Airport is the busiest. Peak travel months are December to February.

Short term travel
2010 2005
(million)
Overseas visitor arrival 2.5 2.4
NZ-resident departures 2.0 1.8

New Zealand’s top 10 visitor source countries for 2010 were the five listed below, followed by Germany, the Republic of Korea, Canada, Singapore, and India.

Top five visitor source countries

Country of last permanent residence
2010 2005
(thousand)
Australia 1,119 875
United Kingdom 249 305
United States of America 194 221
China, People’s Republic of 105 84
Japan 84 163
Note: All data refers to June years. 

Tramper.