Driving in New Zealand


Driving in New Zealand can be very different from driving in your home country.  We drive on the left-hand side of the road, some of our roads are narrow, windy and have loose gravel. It is not unusual to see sheep or cattle on roads in rural areas.  You need to give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination and to understand the New Zealand road rules and signs.

There are some great websites available to help you prepare for driving in New Zealand. Visit www.drivesafe.org.nz for further tips and information.

The Automobile Association has a Visiting Driver Training Programme on its wesite and is available in a number of languages. Click here to check out the visiting driver information.