Self Drive Travel Tips – Apex Car Rentals Australia & New Zealand

Driving holidays in Australia & New Zealand are the best way to see the country and experience the sights at your own pace. In this section you’ll find tips on Safe Driving in Australia & Safe Driving in New Zealand, how to reduce your excess liability, the areas you’re permitted to drive an Apex vehicle, the use of toll roads and how related charges are collected, and information about the Apex Rental Terms & Conditions.

Safe Driving in Australia & New Zealand

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience behind the wheel, so we have put together a summary of the key road rules and tips for driving in Australia & New Zealand.

Safe Driving in Australia

Safe Driving in New Zealand

Australia Driving Restrictions

There are some places in Australia you are not permitted to drive an Apex vehicle. Find out where the inland boundary lies with our detailed information and Driving Restrictions Map.

Australia Driving Restrictions Map

Toll Roads in Australia

Toll roads in Australian can make travelling quick and easy and save you a lot of time. To make it easy for you Apex have fitted electronic toll tags to all Apex rental vehicles. If you use a toll road, the tag automatically transmits the vehicle details to the relevant toll road operator.

Read all about Toll Roads in Australia

New Zealand Driving Holidays

New Zealand is a great place for a driving holiday and our comprehensive travel guide covers the North Island & South Island, as well as special features and points of interest. Use this as a source of inspiration for your driving holiday and experience New Zealand at your own pace.

Read all about New Zealand Driving Holidays

Interisland Travel in New Zealand

Make the most of your New Zealand holiday and see the whole country. Whether you travel from the North Island to the South Island or vice versa, Apex makes life easy by allowing you to take our vehicles across Cook Strait.

Apex New Zealand has a partnership with the two inter-island ferry companies (Bluebridge & Interislander) to provide our customers with discounted pricing.

Read all about Inter-island Ferry Services connecting Wellington and Picton