How to Call New Zealand from the U.S.

Calling New Zealand from USA doesn’t have to be an epic production any more!

See our handy “How to Call New Zealand” guide below.

To call New Zealand from the U.S., just follow these dialing instructions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 64, the country code for New Zealand.
  • Then dial the 1-digit area code (see sample calling code list below) followed by the 7-digit phone number.

Here’s what the U.S.-to-New Zealand international dialing format looks like:
011 + 64 + ? + ??? ????

Need more help with How to Call New Zealand?

Here is a list of some major city area codes and city calling codes:

Auckland 9
Christchurch 3
Dunedin 3
Hamilton 7
Howick 9
Invercargill 3
Napier 6
Nelson 3
New Plymounth 6
Palmston North 6
Rotorua 7
Tauranga 7
Timaru 3
Wellington 4
Westport 3

Calls to New Zealand still giving you trouble?

See how to avoid these regularly occurring dialing mistakes:

International calls that are blocked

A “blocked” status is sometimes found in settings, generated automatically by some cell service providers. Just change the setting to take care of it or call your service provider for help. Note: Vonage World does not have this problem.

Some cell phone numbers won’t have area codes

Many area codes aren’t addable to some international cell phone numbers — most countries usually have a dedicated starting digit for international calling to them.
You can’t break a trunk code

Note that for any phone number beginning with a zero, that first digit is the phone number’s “trunk code” — only to be used for calls to a few countries. Just leave it off and you should be able to make your call.


Numerous Internet cell phone (VoIP) providers don’t require that you dial the exit code 011 during international calling, so if that feature is on be sure to skip pressing 011.

Vonage’s international calling plans are the best deal you’ll find if you’re looking for unlimited¹ calls to New Zealand for a great price. You can skip the calling cards and highcost cell phone services altogether. Just take a peak at the link above.

Have family in New Zealand who like to call the U.S. a lot?

Well, then you might want to consider giving the gift of Vonage World®. From Auckland to Dunedin, you can keep in touch best by signing up your relatives for a Vonage World account, then shipping them a Vonage Box™.² They’ll immediately be able to make unlimited¹ calls to any landlines and cellphones inside the U.S.!

Even better, your loved ones in New Zealand will then also share your U.S. area code. Feel free to call them via your or any other U.S.-based number, and if you’re all using Vonage as your main service provider, then all calls to New Zealand will be free.
Free calls to New Zealand are here to stay!

So…are there any free international calling apps out there?

Check out Vonage Mobile for international calling apps for iPhone® & Android™ devices.

¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

²You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.