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Is it safe to travel alone as a woman in New Zealand?

We can tell you first up that there are heaps and heaps of solo travellers in New Zealand, male and female. Secondly, we can tell you that doing things alone as a female is really not seen as anything unusual in this Westernised culture so, unlike many other destinations in the world, no-one is going to think what you are doing is strange. Add to that the fact that New Zealand has a reputation of being about as liberal as it gets on a planetary scale and you will see that the question of whether it is safe to travel alone as a female is yes, as a whole, it is very safe. That doesn't mean you don't still have to take the same precautions and cares you would anywhere in the world to maximise your chances of travelling incident-free. Crime rates are low in New Zealand, especially those related to violent crimes, but that isn't to say they never happen. So, exercise a level of sensible caution and then get out there meeting all those other solo travellers having a whale of a time.

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