GETTING AROUND • A visit to New Zealand is an opportunity for your clients to discover a spectacular range of landscapes, so deciding HOW they travel around the country can be as important as where they go.
IMPORTANT ROAD RULES New Zealand is a left hand drive country. All distances are posted in kilometres (km) The speed limit is 100km/65 miles per hour on the open road and 50km/30 miles per hour in built up areas.
DRIVING CONDITIONS Don’t underestimate driving times when planning your clients trip. Allow plenty of time to get between places. Check for recommended driving times and themed highways on the Travel Trade Website.
SELF DRIVE Driving is a popular way to explore New Zealand. It gives visitors the flexibility to follow their desires, or the advice of someone they meet along the way.
AIR Flying by helicopter or light plane is a great way to gain access to areas of exceptional beauty in New Zealand such as extinct volcanoes, glaciers and mountain tops.
BUS & COACH Coach services range from point to point transport, pre organised tours and Hop on- hop off buses.
CUSTOM TRANSFERS With a custom transfer visitors can sit back and enjoy the view.
ACCOMMODATION SEASONS Book at least the first two night’s accommodation in New Zealand during high and shoulder seasons or during event times.
EXCLUSIVE Known world wide for their décor, location, cuisine and wine offer and exceptional customer service.
HOTELS International chain hotels, Unique Boutique Hotels and resorts are found in the main centres.
SERVICED APARTMENTS Apartments range from studios with kitchenettes through to three bedroom units with full kitchen facilities.
MOTELS Can be fully self contained including laundry facilities, or have kitchenettes with common laundry areas.
BED & BREAKFAST Many located in restored historic buildings and private homes. They provide an opportunity to interact with real New Zealanders - often a holiday highlight.
YOUTH & BACKPACKER YHA, BBH and other independently owned hostels abound throughout New Zealand.
FARM & HOMESTAY A unique way to discover a real slice of New Zealand life and make friends with the locals
CAMPGROUNDS There are a range of Holiday Parks from powered sites for campervans and caravans, through to campsites and cabins. The Department of Conservation offers campgrounds on conservation land in unique places like National Parks and islands.