The Golf Travel Group provides several transportation options for your New Zealand adventure
Exploring New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes by car or private driver is an experience unlike any other. It is a wonderful way to experience the magnificent natural scenery & destinations.
It is important to that note that all measurements in New Zealand are metric. Distances are in metres and kilometres, and speed in kilometres per hour. Equally important to note that in New Zealand you drive on the left side of the road and the vehicles have the steering wheel on their right side. Roads in the populated cities and towns are paved and well maintained.
New Zealand’s diverse terrain does mean that roads are often narrow, hilly and windy with plenty of sharp corners. Outside of the main cities, there are very few motorways. Most of the roads are single lane in each direction without barriers in between. You may also encounter gravel roads. Our advice is to allow plenty of time, go slow and enjoy the journey!
As part of our tours, rental cars, private transfers and motor coaches are all available.
The Toyota Corolla (or similar) is classed as a standard mid-size rental car. The Toyota Camry (or similar) is classed as a full-size sedan rental car. These vehicles have sufficient room for 2 golfers, golf clubs and luggage and is available in automatic.
A Compact SUV (Mitsubishi ASX or similar), Intermediate SUV (Toyota Rav 4 or similar), Full size SUV (Toyota Kluger or similar) and the Full size 4x4 SUV (Mitsubishi Pajero or similar) are all classed in the sport utility vehicle category. These vehicle have sufficient room for 2-4 golfers, golf clubs and luggage and are available in automatic.
The Kia Carnival (or similar) is classed in the minivan category. These 7 seat vehicles have sufficient room for 4 golfers, golf clubs and luggage and are available in automatic. The third rowing seating also has the option of folding into the floor.
Luxury vehicles with private drivers & guides are available as part of our packages for travelers who prefer not to drive. For groups of up to 4 passengers these vehicles are an ideal way to travel and offer all the comfort and space required for golf clubs and luggage.
These motor coaches are suitable for groups of up to 20 passengers and are fantastic for large group travel looking for the escorted experience.
Drivers must have a valid national drivers’ license. All drivers must be 25 years of age or older.
The New Zealand Police strongly enforce and offer one simple precaution — don’t drink and drive.
Drivers and front seat passengers must, by law, wear a seat belt in New Zealand. Rear seat passengers are also required to wear seat belts.