Driving in New Zealand

If you have a valid driver’s license from another country, you are eligible to drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months. If you plan on staying in New Zealand longer, you should think about applying for a New Zealand driver’s license. You can find more information at www.aa.co.nz.

Be sure to get familiar with New Zealand traffic laws, and pay careful attention to your speed – there are speed cameras set up all over the city. New Zealand also has strict penalties for driving while intoxicated, and alcohol checkpoints are set up regularly throughout Auckland. Please take a taxi, bus, or get a ride with a friend if you have been drinking.

More information about driving in New Zealand is available here.