I by all means was responsible to drive the car throughout the journey for the 11 days because I was the only one who could drive and had a valid driving license. I had no other complaints except sometimes I couldn't take the pictures while driving. On the other hand, I actually enjoyed very much driving on the roads in South Island. The landscapes were always so magnificent along the journey. Sitting beside me, my friend Yen occasionally helped to look up the map and entertained me in the car :D
|Scenery on the journey to Kaikoura|
|Beach views along the East Coast|
|We stopped off at the beach and enjoyed our prepared lunch before continued driving to Kaikoura|
As long as follow the road rules and routes, it shouldn’t be a problem driving in New Zealand. To me, driving on the left side of the road is stress-free as I used to follow the rule in my country. However, it may seem unaccustomed for some international drivers. Please click on this Driving In New Zealand section to learn more about the visitors driving license, road safety and rules in New Zealand.
|Snowy mountains seen on the road trip began in Wanaka|
|A large field with the mountains backdro|
By and large, we had pleasing moments and enjoyed every road trip reaching the different regions of South Island.