New Zealand: Travel to the End of the World for Driving Adventure
New Zealand is an idyllic destination for an unforgettable trip, offering impressive views of the ocean, mountains and lakes, as well as the rich Maori heritage. The long scenic road beckons travelers to enjoy the variety, hospitality and opportunity to create lasting memories with every kilometer of their journey.
Notable aspects of driving in New Zealand:
Driving on the Left: In New Zealand, traffic is predominantly left-handed. This means that the steering wheel is located on the right side of the car, and on the road you should navigate on the left side. For those accustomed to right-hand traffic, this shift may seem unusual, requiring attention and compliance with traffic rules.
Mountain landscapes. Known for its scenic mountains and breathtaking scenery, New Zealand's roads are often rough terrain with winding turns and climbs. Consider winding routes and be careful on steep section
Significant distances. Despite its compact size, New Zealand has significant distances between some cities. Therefore, a road trip may require a longer duration. Carefully planning your route and keeping these long stretches in mind is essential.
Basic rules and details for car rental:
To secure a car rental, there is usually a minimum age of 21 (or 25 in some cases) and a driving experience of 1 to 2 years. Younger drivers may be subject to additional fees or require additional insurance coverage.
Driver's license: Obtaining an international driver's license is mandatory. This permission can be obtained by completing a form available on our website.
Insurance: usually includes standard accident and third party damage insurance; however, additional coverages may be available, such as insurance against theft or vehicle damage. It is extremely important to read the terms and conditions of the insurance carefully to ensure full coverage.