Driving Tips for Driving Hire Cars in New Zealand
Using hire cars in New Zealand is an ever popular way to tour around and hire cars are widely available from hire car companies throughout the country. International travellers arriving by air can pick up their hire cars at the airport on arrival. For travellers recovering from long-haul flights, which many flights to New Zealand invariably are, it is also worth remembering that hire cars can often be dropped off at an accommodation.
Driving Tips for Drivers using Hire Cars in New Zealand
Here are a few things for drivers to bear in mind:
- Whilst New Zealand roads are not busy, they are often single-lane highways which do not accommodate a huge volume of traffic. This may slow you down. Plan more rather than less time for your journey.
- Many roads, especially those going through scenic and mountainous countryside are winding and you may not cover as much ground in one day as you think you can from looking at the map. Take it easy on these roads, especially if you are not used to smaller, winding roads.
- If you try to do too much driving in one day, you may well arrive at your destination too tired to enjoy it. (Having more than one driver insured for rental cars is a great way to combat tiredness and to keep moving.)
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