Exploring New Zealand independently by car give you best of all worlds. This is the place to go on a road trip: by car you can get to villages, sights and adventurous hiking trails you wouldn’t be able to on foot. This is what makes a New Zealand holiday car tour really unique. Book your hire car early to make sure you are not left out – in the peak travel season finding the right hire cars can be difficult. Don’t forget you drive on left in New Zealand and the speed limit on motorways and highways is 100 km/h. The speed limit in residential areas is 50 km/h. You can pick up your hire car directly from a partner car rental firm at Auckland Airport (AKL). New Zealand is waiting to be discovered.
From Auckland you can drive to the Shire (in Matamata) in about 2 hours along State Highway 1 then SH 27. In Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, the Museum of New Zealand is a must-see. The Maori culture as well as the history of the kiwi fruit are impressively explained and illustrated here.
Discover New Zealand by car and experience for yourself its amazing natural beauty and wildlife, for instance in Fiordland National Park. This park on the South Island is also the gateway to Milford Sound, a spectacular fjord. The best way to explore New Zealand is by car. New Zealand is full of breath-taking moments. Enjoy every day.
For more information on traffic safety, please visit www.drivesafe.org.nz