Dutch Government Warns Tourists of New Zealand Crime

Source: NZ Herald
Edward Gay

“The Dutch Government is warning tourists travelling to New Zealand of “serious crime” after a second Dutch tourist was raped in the space of two years.

The 22-year-old woman was attacked early last Thursday as she and her 25-year-old partner slept in their station wagon at the Five Mountains Holiday Park in Tuatapere, west of Invercargill.

Police have arrested a 25 year-old man in relation to the attack.

A new heading – “Serious Crime” has now been added to the New Zealand travel advice page on the Dutch Government website.

Translated, the page says although serious crime does not happen often, the number of robberies is increasing and campers are being targeted.

The Dutch travel advice warns campers to use official camping sites and not to park up in the “wild”.

The site mentions the rape of the Dutch woman last week as well as an attack in 2006.”

This blog has been covering violent crime against tourists of varying nationalities in NZ and raising concernover the escalation in the frequency of the attacks, especially on back packers and campers link link