Israel Travel Guide
Whether you're visiting Israel for its religious sites or cultural riches, there's a few things that are worth knowing before you head over there. To help you plan your holiday, our travel guide resources include a round-up of Israel's top destinations and an overview of the seasons so you can pick the right time to go. There's also a section on visas and security updates so you're fully briefed on the essentials, and in our Top Travel Tips you'll find more information on the currency, food, shopping, customs, tipping and more.
Must-see destinations in Israel for first-time visits from religious sites to cities
If you still needed more inspiration, here's a collection of our favourite travel videos
- From Beirut to Jerusalem
by Thomas Friedman
- My Michael
by Amos Oz
- Son of Hamas
by Mosab Hassan Yousef
Facts about Israel
- Israel is one of only two countries that began the 21st century with a net gain in the number of its trees
- Rivaling Silicon Valley in the States, Israel has the highest ratio of hi-tech companies in regards to its population
- After Tokyo and NYC, Tel Aviv has the third most sushi restaurants per capita
Israel Travel Advice for New Zealand Travellers
The safety of our travellers is paramount and we closely monitor travel advisories to Israel. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from Safe Travel New Zealand before you travel.
Flying to Israel from the New Zealand:
The city of Tel Aviv serves as Israel's primary international transport hub and a number of airlines fly here from New Zealand. The average journey time is around 29 hours with at least one stopover in Asia with more airlines offering the route with two stopovers - the second in either America or Europe. One of the quickest options is with Thai Airways via Bangkok with other options including Turkish Airlines via Bangkok and Istanbul, and Lufthansa via the States and Frankfurt. You can search on Expedia for flight deals from New Zealand to Israel.