For The New Zealand Tourist
Safe driving tips elaborate on driving rules the New Zealand tourist needs to know for an independent travel while self-driving.
Long distances, spread out natural sights, and plenty of areas ideal to explore on an independent travel while self driving, encouraged the tourism industry in New Zealand to provide for exactly that. There are plenty companies national and international that offer bicycle hiring, car, or motor home rentals. Following New Zealand travel you get some invaluable tips.
Before setting off to drive in another country
it is crucial to learn about the driving regulations on
age and existing road
rules. They might differ to other
places on the globe.
All overseas driver with a current and
valid driver licence or driver permit, and older than eighteen
years, have the
legal right to drive for twelve months upon entry into NZ. For
verification the driver
licence is in English, translated by an authorised New Zealand
translation provider, or an international driver licence.
After staying twelve months permanently in New Zealand, it is required to obtain a New Zealand driving permit. At the bottom of the page are links to helpful online resources.
Often self driving for younger drivers has some consequences. Ace Rental Cars and other motor home rental companies have special terms and conditions in place for self driving age groups between 18 and 21 sometimes up to 25 years. They often regard excess limits in case of an accident or insurance fees.
A key ingredient for driving safely and great stress free vacations is; to know the difference between your country and New Zealand driving rules. Some safe driving tips in New Zealand demand attention from overseas visitors, as they are different.
Land Transport New Zealand covers the topic on safe driving tips more extensively.
Measured in kilometre, the time to cover a certain distance may often be underestimated. Road conditions are usually excellent but hilly and curve rich landscapes take their toll on the driving time.
Roads meander peacefully through hills and valleys, sometimes wider sometimes narrower. Crossings on creeks can narrow down to one lane with Give Way regulation. Other times the sealed road changes into gravel. It is still in good condition but it slows traffic down due to width restriction and dust formation.
Bearing the safe driving tips in mind the New Zealand tourist can enjoy a stress free driving experience.
As long as there is a choice, avoid peak traffic times in the morning and in the evening. This is naturally more important around bigger cities like Auckland City.
For in-depth reflection what means of transport could be right for your adventure vacations visit New Zealand travel.
Did you know that a Hei-Matau pendant like that seen to the right, is said to protect travellers especially on long journey's over sea? It is traditional carved bone jewelry by the Maori people.