Driving safely in New Zealand

Heading out on the road over mid-term break? New to New Zealand? Welcome.

This country is renowned for its diverse and beautiful scenery, wonderful locations and fantastic people.

One of the best ways to experience and absorb the sights and sounds of this land is by driving. However New Zealand roads may be very different to those you may be used to driving on.

The New Zealand Police and the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) are committed to ensuring all road users safely enjoy the driving experience.

Visiting drivers eligible to drive in New Zealand must have a current and valid overseas driver licence or international driving permit. If you’re here for more than 12 months, you’ll need to gain a New Zealand driver licence. 

Have a safe journey.

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