Exchange Rates

The exchange rates published are the “Buy TT” rates from our bank (Westpac NZ), as these are the relevant rates for buying a foreign currency. Note that there is a discrepancy between this rate and the “Sell TT” rate, which is often mistakenly quoted by some agents.

This rate is valid for a period of 7 days from the time the invoice is sent out.

Please Note: There is small incremental buffer included to counter any fluctuations within the time period before payment is made.

NZD rates: USD 0.625 0.595

Drivers Licence Requirements

Drivers Licence Requirements

Nov 05, 2019    Nathan Bitcheno

As we head into the popular travel months, we would like to remind you of the drivers licence requirements for your clients to ensure a safe and enjoyable self-drive holiday in New Zealand.

  • If the drivers licence is not presented in English, clients must obtain an International driver permit or an approved translation of their licence.  This can be done from a NZ Transport Agency authorised translation service, a diplomatic representative at a high commission, embassy or consulate or the authority that issued the overseas licence.
  • In addition to the translation of the drivers licence, clients must also carry their original drivers licence with them when driving in New Zealand on an International driving permit.
  • This is a legal requirement and must be completed prior to leaving the country of origin to ensure no disruptions upon arrival in New Zealand.

Some Additional Tips when planning a self-drive holiday:

  • We recommend you spend your first night in New Zealand in your arrival city to ensure you are well rested after your flight.
  • Prior to departure, if the licence is not in English, clients must contact their local transport authority to arrange an international driver permit or organise a translation from an approved provider.
  • Plan to drive with regular breaks. There is a lot to see in New Zealand, so stop often, stretch your legs, take some photos, or enjoy a bite to eat with the locals.

Should you have any further questions relating to this information, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on tours@pdnz.co.nz