Bluebottles. They WILL
kill you with their stings and are a plague on NZ beaches.
The Katipo, called Redback in Aussie will hurt you bad but death
probably will not happen as the hospitals know how to treat the bite.
Get bitten or scratched even by a Kiwi Possum and chances are, left
untreated you will become very sick indeed as they carry all sorts of
Along with wild Pig, get gored in the bush by one of those and a Katipo bite will seem like good news.
No, snakes are not a problem but some plants are. Like every country NZ
has a wide range of Flora and being scratched by some leaves can get you
The stats on any of it happening are so low however you shouldn't have a problem.