Getting there: Air New Zealand has direct flights to both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Hawaiian Airlines also has flights from Auckland, travelling through Hawaii. Currency: US cents. Best time to visit: From April to October [the warmer months]. Coastal and Southern parts of California have a Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and somewhat rainy winters.
$1.00 NZD changes to $ 0.70
24 July – 9 August, is one of the biggest country fairs of the year, attracting top performers amid carnival rides, games, choice food and wine.