Driving in New Zealand can be very different to driving at home. For starters, we drive on the left-hand side of the road, some of our roads can be quite narrow and windy, and they may even have loose gravel. Driving distances may appear shorter on a map than they really are, so be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, while factoring in time to stop and enjoy the sights along the way.
Check out Tourism New Zealand's "New Zealand Tourist Driving Quiz" - it's a great resource to check out before starting your Pacific Horizon motorhome holiday. It's available in five languages - English, German, French, Spanish & Chinese, and highlights some of the unique characteristics of our roads, our essential Road Code rules, and our different driving conditions.
Another useful resource to help you plan your Pacific Horizon holiday is the DriveSafe website, containing:
- Useful tips for a safe & enjoyable motorhome journey in New Zealand
- An overview of the common road signs, road rules, driving laws and driving etiquette
- A quick video (with English sub-titles) highlighting the Top 7 things you need to know about driving in New Zealand
- A list of some 'Great Kiwi Road Trips' to help you plan your itinerary