Which countries do not need visa for New Zealand?

The only visa exempt country is Australia and its citizens can travel to New Zealand without a visa for short term stays. Australian foreign residents, however, do need to obtain the new electronic travel authority, NZ eTA  (but not to pay the associated tourist levy), regardless of their nationality.

Citizens of 60 countries are now required to obtain a New Zealand eTA. This travel authorization is obligatory from October 1st, 2019.