Make sure your license is current and take it with you at all times when driving. Also, if your license is not in English format, you will need to provide an official translation or get an international driving permit.
In New Zealand, vehicles drive on the left side. If you have to give way, do so on the right side.
All passengers must have a seat belt on while driving. Also, infants and children below 7 would require a baby or booster seat
On an open road, the speed limit is 100km/h (60mph) while in urban areas, it is 50km/h (30mph). Take note that distances are indicated in kilometres and not in miles.
2WD campervans and motorhomes can only be driven on sealed roads. Also, if you are traveling during winter, be careful of snow-covered roads. Snow chains can be requested from most campervan rental companies.
Don't drive if you're tired; take a break every 2 hours, especially if you are driving long distances.
We can't stress it often enough. Driving under the influence is a crime, and offenders are subject to severe penalties.
Campervans are generally taller, wider and longer than regular sedans. Take extra care when approaching establishments with low fronts, turning into corners and reversing out of parking areas.
Get a map and create a route that avoids narrow roads. Give yourself enough time to travel and enjoy the sights as well. We have suggested itineraries and distance charts to help you.
Because it's better to be safe than sorry.