In New Zealand cars drive on the left side of the road, as in the UK and Japan. For shooting purposes it is possible to close most roads for limited periods to enable cars to drive on the reverse side of the road.
Visitors from Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and South Africa may drive in New Zealand if they have a current driver’s license in their own country. Visitors from other countries may also drive in NZ if they hold a current International Drivers Permit (I.D.P.). The minimum legal driving age is 15 years but most rental companies require that drivers are over 21 years of age. Normally Big Pictures will provide local drivers for all production vehicles.