Home to monstrous mountains, crystal clear lakes and magical glaciers, New Zealand is an adventurer’s dream. If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand and you’re looking forward to trying out adrenalin-pumping activities and seeing the natural wonders, here are some tips to ensure you avoid travel accidents and see the best this amazing country has to offer.
Planning your holiday in New Zealand
Although New Zealand is only a small country, there is so much to see and do and you’ll never be bored. There are two islands to discover: the North Island is more developed with bustling cities, such as Wellington and Auckland, while the South Island is a land of intrigue and adventure. After some cosmopolitan city slicking on the North Island, relax and recharge your batteries in Lake Taupo and rest those weary muscles in the hot springs at Rotorua.
If you’re heading to the South Island, the best way to get around is by hire car; simply follow the map and drive round; you’ll be greeted with an incredible sight around at almost every corner. Must-do activities include skydiving in Queensland, whale watching in Kaikoura, hiking the Franz Josef Glacier and taking in the beauty of Lake Matheson and Milford Sound.
Preventing accidents in New Zealand
You want your holiday to be memorable for all the right reasons, so here are steps to help you prevent overseas accidents:
- take care when driving to avoid road accidents; there are lots of small, windy roads to navigate in New Zealand
- watch out for steep slopes and bare bluffs to reduce your risk of a fall
- pay attention to safety briefings when attempting adventure sports
- watch out for strong currents when swimming in the sea as they can increase the risk of drowning; take heed of warnings from the coastguard
How to claim for an accident in New Zealand
If you’ve been injured abroad, it is possible to claim travel accident compensation. The process may take a little longer than it would for a UK accident; however, the outstanding team of lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline has experience in travel claims and your representatives will do everything they can to make sure that your personal injury claim is successful.
If you’ve had an accident, try to record as much information as possible, take photographs and see a doctor so that your travel accident injuries can be assessed, then give us a call on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for more information about our 100 per cent no-win no-fee* service.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice