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ROAD:
ROADS ARE WELL MAINTAINED AND HAVE CLEAR SIGNS. ALL TRAFFIC
DRIVES ON THE LEFT. SPEED LIMIT IS 100KPH ON THE OPEN ROAD
AND 50KPH IN BUILT-UP AREAS.
FOR CAR HIRE INTERNATIONAL HIRE COMPANIES HAVE SPECIAL
DEALS WHICH CAN BE PRE BOOKED IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY.
ONE WAY HIRES ARE AVAILABLE BETWEEN MOST COMPANY LOCATIONS.
THERE ARE ALSO MOTOR HOMES FOR HIRE THESE MAY BE DIFFICULT
TO FIND IN HOLIDAY SEASONS DUE TO DEMAND.

BUS:
NEWMAN COACH LINE PASS.
A THREE MONTH PASS CAN BE PURCHASED BEFORE DEPARTURE FOR
NEW ZEALAND FROM NEWMANS COACH LINES. THIS IS VALID FROM
THE DATE OF ARRIVAL IN NEW ZEALAND AND CAN BE USED ON OTHER
COACH LINES.
KIWI COACH PASS.
THIS PASS ALLOWS UNLIMITED TRAVEL THROUGHOUT NEW ZEALAND PLUS
A ONE WAY FLIGHT ACROSS THE COOK STRAIT BETWEEN WELLINGTON,
NELSON OR BLENHEIM ON AIR NEW ZEALAND OR MOUNT COOK AIRLINE.
CAN BE PREPAID BEFORE DEAPARTURE FOR NEW ZEALAND.

COMBINED PASSES:
THESE PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL ON ANY INTERCITY
COACH, RAIL AND COOK STRAIT FERRY SERVICES.

8 DAY PASS - OVER 14 DAYS
15 DAY PASS - OVER 22 DAYS
22 DAY PASS - OVER 31 DAYS

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OVERSEAS FROM GENERAL SALES AGENTS
LOCATED IN AUSTRALIA, UK, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, TOKYO,
DENMARK, GERMANY, CANADA, AND THE USA.

TAXI:
THERE ARE METERED TAXIS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

RAIL:
THE SILVER FERN IS INTERCITYS DAYTIME RAIL SERVICE BETWEEN
AUCKLAND AND WELLINGTON OPERATING MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

THE NORTHERNER RAIL SERVICE RUNS OVERNIGHT BETWEEN AUCKLAND
AND WELLINGTON, SUNDAY TO FRIDAY.

THE COASTAL PACIFIC DAILY RAIL SERVICE CONNECTS WITH THE
INTERISLANDER FERRY LINKING THE NORTH AND SOUTH ISLANDS.

THE SOUTHERNER RUNS BETWEEN CHRISTCHURCH AND INVERCARGILL,
MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

THE TRANZ ALPINE EXPRESS TRAIN RUNS DAILY BETWEEN THE EAST
AND WEST COASTS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, THROUGH THE SOUTHERN
ALPS.

APPROXIMATE COST WELLINGTON - AUCKLAND, NZ $69-79.
CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN NZ $38
CHRISTCHURCH - INVERCARGILL NZ $60

AIR:
OPERATORS INCLUDE - AIR NEW ZEALAND
ANSETT NEW ZEALAND
MOUNT COOK AIRLINES
AIR NELSON

A KIWI AIR PASS CAN BE PURCHASED BEFORE ARRIVAL IN NEW
ZEALAND. THE PASS ALLOWS THE HOLDER TO TRAVEL ON ANY SECTOR
OF MOUNT COOK AIRLINE SCHEDULED SERVICES. HOWEVER YOU CAN
NOT TRAVEL THE SAME ROUTE MORE THAN ONCE.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS COVER BOTH ISLANDS. NUMEROUS FLIGHTS
DAILY.

SEA:
THE INTERISLAND FERRY LINE OPERATES BETWEEN WELLINGTON AT
THE BOTTOM OF THE NORTH ISLAND AND PICTON AT THE TOP OF THE
SOUTH ISLAND. THE JOURNEY ACROSS THE STRAIT TAKES THREE
HOURS. MOTOR VEHICLES CAN ALSO BE CARRIED.
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