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Driving in New Zealand
Self-driving in New Zealand is the best way to explore at your own pace. New Zealand is a compact destination so driving distances and driving times are very manageable. The average kilometers travelled each day of a four week trip would be around 150-200km.
Driving in New Zealand in a compact and fuel-efficient campervan rental makes a lot of sense. There are some hilly and windy roads so an automatic transmission means you do not have to worry about changing gears. Being in a compact campervan rental also means you will not hold up traffic and the driving experience will be relaxing and easy for all ages.
You also get the comfort factor of a car and the ease of parking and maneuvering when in built up areas.
This is why we created Spaceships - Like a good car to drive with the features of a campervan.
What’s different about driving in New Zealand
There are a few things that you need to know and may not be used to when driving in New Zealand.
- We drive on the left side of the road
- We have a unique give way rule at intersections
- Using a hand-held mobile phone while driving is illegal
- NEW ZEALAND LAW REQUIRES AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENCE OR AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENCE. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ONE OR THE OTHER.