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New Zealand Postal Services 2011 Issue
Designed by Cue Design, Wellington, New Zealand

The New Zealand Experience

The New Zealand Postal Service will issue six new stamps with postage values of 60c, $1.20, $1.90, $2.40 and $2.90 named "The New Zealand Experience" on the 5th of October 2011. These stamps are being issued to give the people a taste of New Zealand uniqueness with its beautiful countryside and abundance of tourists activities. Every year, millions of tourists explore New Zealand's diverse landscape by foot, boat or even a bungy cord. Each of the stamps is listed below with a brief description:

  • The Great Outdoors (60c top left) - New Zealand is home to 14 national parks and an assortment of stunning walking trails
  • Water Sports (60c top middle) - New Zealand is surrounded by water and has many places for water sports which include: jet Skiing, windsurfing, and laying on one of its many beaches
  • Fishing ($1.20 top right) New Zealand has an abundance of lakes, rivers and streams for fishing which include: big game fishing, trout fishing or even whitebaiting.
  • Culture
  • ($1.90 bottom left) - Maori culture is the foundations of New Zealand's identity and history. Throughout the country, you will se Maori arts, kapa haka, marae, and some Maori language.
  • On the Slopes ($2.40 bottom middle) - New Zealand has many world-class ski fields. From the Southern Alps to the south Mounts Ruapehu and Taranaki in the north.
  • Extreme Sports ($2.90 bottom left) - World famous bungy jump was invented in New Zealand and is one of the many exptreme sports found in New Zealand. Other sports include: white water rafting, sky-diving and zorbing.

"The New Zealand Experience" stamps can be purchased as a set of six, Sheets of 25, Mini-sheet of 6, Special blocks, Presentation pack, or FDC's. The size of the stamps is 30mm x 40mm with a perforation size of 14 x 14 using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by Southern Color Print Ltd. using the offset lithography printing process with Tullis Russell 104 gms gummed paper.


The New Zealand Experience Mini-sheet


The New Zealand Experience FDC



The New Zealand Experience Mini-sheet FDC


To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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