New Zealand is considered to be the country of great volcanoes, beautiful lakes, fairy-tale birds of Kiwi and Maori. The first thing that impresses everyone who visits New Zealand is the extraordinary of its nature. Here, you can go skiing even in the middle of the summer. Wellington, the capital of New zealand, is a modern city at the seashore, extremely attractive for tourists from all over the world.
All New Zealand airports and stations meet travelers with huge stands with maps of the cities, districts, islands and detailed travel guides throughout the country. And Wellington is not an exception. Typically, tourists move around the city on buses; this transport is considered more convenient than a rented car, which requires you to get used to the left-hand traffic unusual for many tourists. On top of that, you need to have a driver’s license of the international standard. However, there are several options:
In the city, there are well-developed long-distance bus routes. However, tickets for such trips are not cheap. Fortunately, there is a system of discounts for privileged travel. The prices of small local companies are somewhat lower. Tickets for any long-distance bus must be booked in advance. Apart from Wellington, city buses function in Auckland, Christchurch, and Dunedin. What is more, there are also trolley buses in Wellington. The cost of the ticket varies from 1.5 to 2.5 NZD depending on the duration of the trip (routes are divided into zones). Tickets can be purchased at special kiosks.
Between the North and South islands, the people travel on ferries. Travel time is three hours, and travel cost is around 44 NZD (or approx. 22 NZD if the ticket is ordered in a week). 3. Car Rent
In order to rent a car, you must have a driving license of the international standard, in English, and be at least 21 years old. The cost of rent starts from 60 NZD per day (insurance is included). Please note that with a long lease (three weeks and more), the rent price is reduced almost twice.
OUR ADVICE: When planning a trip, make sure you book your car in advance. Otherwise, you may not be able to find a free car. The best option is to take a car at the airport upon arrival and “bring it back” to the airport on the departure date. In all major New Zealand airports, stop-accepting rental cars are located in step-by-step availability.
Wellington is a very attractive city for tourists. However, in order to enjoy your trip, it is necessary to plan all the nuances in advance. Thus, the transport aspect requires your special attention and consideration.