This city boy grew up in a place where even family runabouts cost close to S$100,000. Hence, the temptation to buy a secondhand car, go on a road trip and explore NZ‘s wonders and backroads was impossible to resist. Given the spread of the attractions across the country, driving in New Zealand was the only way to see them all. The said car also costs less than the price of a laptop computer.
These Wikitravel articles which I found [Driving in NZ; Buying/renting a car in NZ; Renting a motorhome in NZ] cover the basics such as purchasing/renting and selling, warrants, driving licenses, laws and hazards, but there are a few gaps which I discovered only when I got there. So, as promised, I’m following up my list of NZ surprises with a post that focuses on driving in New Zealand as a visitor.