Potable (Safe) Drinking Water in New Zealand

Information for travelers about drinking the water in New Zealand.

Please submit information or experiences about the quality of the water in New Zealand.

Is the local water safe to drink? Is the tap water or well water safe to consume without boiling? Are there specific cities or regions of New Zealand where water is or isn't safe to drink without purification?

Over 1.1 billion people on the planet still do not have access to safe drinking water.

What are the locals doing (buying, boiling, drinking raw)? How much does a liter of water cost?

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Jeryl

March 7th, 2008

Hi! So whats the outcome of your discussion/question?
IS Tap Water Potable in NZ?

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leya

August 6th, 2008

hey. i had lived in new zealand a major part of my life and during that time i have never bought bottled water! everyone drinks straight from the tap. the water there is really pure and safe to drink.

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