Getting to your Farmstay
Driving in New Zealand can be very different to driving at home. Some of our farmstays are a significant distance from large cities and towns, and getting there can take longer than first anticipated. Public transport may not always have scheduled services to your farmstay destination, so it is important to prepare prior to the start of your journey.
Self-drive holidays are becoming more popular for international visitors, so it is important to understand the New Zealand Road Rules and Signs.
We drive on the left-hand side of the road here, and some of our roads are narrow, windy and have loose gravel; and it’s not unusual to see sheep or cattle on roads in rural areas. You need to give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.
Rural Tours issues documentation with driving directions to assist getting you to your farmstay safely.
Even if you have driven in other countries, it’s important to understand our rules for driving in New Zealand before you get behind the wheel here.
For more information www.drivesafe.org.nz
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