New Zealand is a beautiful and accessible country to explore by car, campervan or motorhome.

However, driving on our roads can be very different to driving in your home country.

We drive on the left-hand side of the road, some roads are narrow, windy and have loose gravel, and it’s 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 New Zealand road rules and signs.


DriveSafe Website

The DriveSafe website has key things to consider when planning your trip and as you make your journey around the country. It also recommends some great driving routes to help with your planning. Information is available in multiple languages. 

Travel Time and Distance Calculator

Find out from New Zealand experts how long it will take you to get from location to location, and the best route.