important information Before you Travel
We want to help you prepare for your trip to help ensure it will be a smooth and enjoyable time.
We’ve gathered some information to help you with your planning. Have a look at the resources below before you leave.
NZST: New Zealand Standard Time
Time Difference: NZST is 16 hours ahead of Toronto (EST).
Visa & Passport
Travel to New Zealand
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Canadian Tourism Commission
Insurance can be purchased through the tour provider, Ellison while you book your tour.
Packing - What to Bring
Be sure to pack comfortable shoes and clothes since you will be working and exploring outdoors with horses.
What to Pack
New Zealand uses the New Zealand Dollar.
Currently $1.00 Cdn is equal to $1.067 NZD
Professional Development Tours run by HorseDream Canada may be considered to be business related expenses that could have a positive impact when filing income tax returns. Please check with the Canada Revenue Agency and your accountant.
Canada Revenue Agency
New Zealand's cuisine has been described as Pacific Rim, drawing inspiration from Europe, Asia and Polynesia. This blend of influences has created a mouth-watering range of flavours and food in cafes and restaurants nationwide. For dishes that have a distinctly New Zealand style, there's lamb, pork and cervena (venison), salmon, crayfish (lobster), Bluff oysters, whitebait, paua (abalone), mussels, scallops, pipis and tuatua (both are types of New Zealand shellfish), kumara (sweet potato), kiwifruit, tamarillo and pavlova, the national dessert.