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When travelling from New Zealand to Tunisia, you have an option of three primary departure points. The main Auckland International Airport (AKL) is the primary node for flights to Tunisia. You may also book your flight from Christchurch Airport (CHC), as well as Wellington International Airport (WLG). The flight from New Zealand to Tunisia generally involves two stopovers regardless of the airline and the flight time to Tunis–Carthage International Airport (TUN) is at least 29h. Qatar Airlines offers a 30h flight, approximately. This offering has two stops, one in Brisbane International Airport (BNE) and Hamad International Airport (DOH). Emirates Airlines offers a similar route, with two stopovers on a flight lasting 30h 30min. The stops for this flight are at Kuala Lumpur International (KUL) and Dubai International Airport (DUB). Other airlines offer similar Tunisia flight deals, however, for many, the travelling time is in excess of 50h.
Unfortunately, there are currently no non-stop flights from New Zealand to Tunisia. Cheap flights to Tunisia (TUN) that are available mostly offer two relatively short stopovers. Depending on the flight route and airline, the stopovers can take place for example in Brisbane International Airport (BNE), Hamad International Airport (DOH), Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), or Dubai International Airport (DUB).
Tunis Carthage International (TUN) is situated about 7 km from the city centre of Tunis city. The average travel time by motor vehicle is 20min. The next main city in Tunisia is Sousse, and the trip will take approximately 20min as it is located a short 14.4km from Tunisia Airport. There are buses running every 30min, servicing the airport with routes to both the city centre and other local attractions. A ticket will set you back around NZ$0.50. If you want to explore the Tunis beach destinations, like La Goulette, take the TGM train. There are national and regional bus companies in Tunisia, but for tourists, a shared taxi (louage) can be a more comfortable way to travel.
Keeping in line with Arab tradition, the cities in Tunisia revolve around the old town area, referred to as the Medina. The Tunis Medina is one of the oldest and perhaps the first proper Arab-Islamic towns in the area. The area is crammed with ancient, archaic-looking structures. Buildings that speak to a rich history and heritage, which lives on to this day. Another must-see attraction is the Souk or traditional Arab marketplace. For those unfamiliar with it, it is an experience to behold. The various parts of the market are grouped together by craft or produce. You could essentially purchase everything from spices to a wedding gown, all in this single eclectic locale. If you are looking for a great café in Tunis, you can do no better than the Cafe-Resto. A location in the centre of the Medina, overlooking the Mosque, the venue caters its menu to the culinary sensibilities and restrictions of traditional Islam.
As a citizen of New Zealand, you do not require a special visa. Proof of identification and a valid passport will suffice, granted you are visiting the country for less than 90 days.