1. What side of the road should I drive on in Dunedin?
In Dunedin, as in the rest of New Zealand, you should always drive on the left side of the road.
2. Is a UK driving licence acceptable in Dunedin?
Yes, you can use a UK driving licence in Dunedin and throughout New Zealand for up to a year. However, it must be valid, and if it is not in English, an international driving permit or an accurate translation is required.
3. What is the speed limit in Dunedin city?
Dunedin city residential areas have a speed limit of 50km/h, while some central areas may have a reduced limit of 30km/h. Always look out for posted speed limit signs.
4. Can the speed limits change?
Yes, speed limits can change, especially on rural roads due to local conditions. Always obey the posted signs.
5. Where can I park my campervan in Dunedin?
Dunedin offers designated campervan parking areas. Do not park on the streets residential areas unless signs permit it.
6. Are there toll roads in Dunedin or anywhere in New Zealand?
There are a few toll roads in New Zealand, mostly around Auckland and Tauranga. Dunedin does not have toll roads. You can pay for tolls online, in advance, or within five days of passing through one.
7. Where should I look for parking and traffic rules?
The New Zealand Transport Agency's website provides the `Road Code´ that includes all the traffic and parking rules.
8. How prevalent are speed cameras in Dunedin?
Speed cameras are quite common across New Zealand, including in Dunedin. Fines are significant for speeding, so it´s best to stick to the limits.
9. How are driving conditions in Dunedin?
Generally speaking, roads in Dunedin and surrounding areas are well-maintained, but they can be hilly and winding. Extra caution is recommended, especially in wet weather.
10. What are the rules regarding overtaking?
Always overtake on the right in New Zealand. Make sure you have a clear view of the road ahead before you overtake. It is strictly forbidden to overtake when you are approaching a pedestrian crossing, a corner or a bend, the crest of a hill, or anytime you cannot see the road clearly ahead.
11. What should I know about driving in rural areas?
Be aware that rural roads may not be fully sealed and can be narrow. Pay attention to the livestock warning signs. The conditions can change rapidly, so always drive to the conditions.
12. How should I deal with roundabouts?
On roundabouts, give way to vehicles coming from your right. You should also signal your intention to exit a roundabout.
13. Are there any specific driving laws for campervan drivers?
Campervan drivers must follow the same rules as other drivers in New Zealand. However, some roads and areas may have restrictions on campervan access, so always check local signage.
14. Are there any restrictions on where I can park my campervan overnight?
Yes, only designated campsites or areas signposted as allowing overnight parking can be used for sleeping in your campervan. Freedom camping laws are taken very seriously in New Zealand.
15. What if I get into an accident?
If an accident happens, firstly make sure you are safe and then contact the local police. If another vehicle is involved, take the driver's details and inform your campervan hire company as soon as possible.