Driving in New Zealand
There are a few things that you may not be used to when driving in New Zealand. For example:
- we drive on the left side of the road
- it’s easy to underestimate travelling times here
- our roads are narrower, more winding and sometimes steeper than you might expect
- our roads are mostly two-way, with one lane in each direction - we have few motorways.
Make sure you have a safe and enjoyable journey. You can download a Driving in New Zealand leaflet for information on the key road rules – available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Arabic. Or visit newzealand.com for more information on planning a safe trip.