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New Zealand is a great destination to explore by car. Car hire companies are conveniently located in all major towns and at airports on both the North and South islands. One-way car rental can be arranged with the larger car rental companies. As with all car rentals, car hire excess insurance in New Zealand is recommended.

In New Zealand, driving is on the left hand side of the road. Road regulations are generally well observed. At intersections, New Zealand has a rule that you always give way to traffic coming from the right. Although extra time for covering distance as many of the roads are quite narrow and some of the roads are unsealed gravel.

In New Zealand, the wearing of seat belts is compulsory. Take extra care when travelling in rural areas as sheep frequently block the road. Also, New Zealand is renowned for its stunning scenery, so please check your mirrors before stopping to enjoy another photograph opportunity. Many road accidents in New Zealand are caused by tourists stopping to take photographs, if this is you, then car hire excess insurance in New Zealand is recommended.

A full UK driving license is required. Please keep your car rental agreements and insurance documents to hand.

During the winter, roads can get icy and slippery particularly on mountain roads. Check weather and road conditions in advance. Take care when driving on unsealed roads, driving too fast can raise dust which can obscure your vision. Consider taking out car hire excess insurance in New Zealand because if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a road accident you could end up paying out ₤3,000 in damages.