We will be arriving by air from the United States to Melbourne, land tour, then boarding Ruby princess in Sydney, going to Auckland, followed by a back to back on the same ship ending in Auckland. We will then stay in Auckland for 2 days, one night, before flying home.
Australia says prescriptions should be in original containers, New Zealand says must. When do they check, at our first port or upon final departure from ship? We have several prescriptions between us , so quite a few bottles that will take up a lot of space. Most are mail order so would be difficult to get them to put in smaller bottles. All pills have identifying codes on them, but I understand bureaucracy. If they check upon final land arrival, only a few pills will be left.
Also, do they check your shoes? Is that on ship or when you get off at each port? What is the best way to clean them?
Thanks for any help with this.