Driving in New Zealand

Please note that a standard drivers licence is sufficient to drive our 7, 8, 12, 16 and 20 seat people mover, minibus and small coach rental vehicles. Here are a few notes which will help keep you safe on the roads of our beautiful country. In New Zealand we drive on the left-hand side of the road. Visitors who have a current overseas driver licence or an international driving permit can drive in New Zealand for a maximum of 12 months. The speed limits are in kilometres per hour (kph) and are usually 50 kph (30 mph) in towns and cities and 100 kph (61 mph) on the open road unless otherwise specified. Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts. Generally our road rules are very similar to international driving rules but please note that you are not permitted to turn left at an intersection when the lights are red. As of September 2016 fuel is approximately $1:90 per litre of petrol and $1:10 for diesel.


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