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  Renting a car or campervan is a great way to explore New Zealand and it gives you the opportunity to visit out of the way places that are off the normal tourist route.

Innovative Travel can pre-book your rental vehicle for you. Just e-mail us on with your request.


  Driving in New Zealand is relatively easy as driving is on uncongested, good quality, though sometimes narrow roads. Around Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch there are multi-laned motorways to assist the heavier flows of traffic, but for the most part, New Zealand roads are single lane only.
In New Zealand, (like the UK and Australia) all motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road.
It is important not to underestimate driving times. Although the distance between places may seem short in terms of kilometres or miles, New Zealand roads can travel over hilly terrain, and therefore more time is often required.  
Speed Limit

  The speed limit on the open road is 100 km/h (around 60 mph). In built up areas the speed limit is 50 km/h.
Licence requirements

  Visitors hiring a vehicle will be asked to provide their home country licence, as long as it is in English. If the licence is in another language, an International Driver's Permit or English translation is required.


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