It's lucky we have all these foreign drivers coming here. Now we get very regular adrenaline rushes which must be good. Keeps us feeling alive!!
Two of the favoured tricks. Trick one: STOP!! If you see anything worthy of a photo or a walk around just STOP!! Not on the side of the road, in the middle. JUST STOP!! Hop out with your camera and wonder around, get those snaps. We fully realize you are in a rush and are so crippled you can't walk 50 metres or so from a safely parked vehicle. When a local comes around the corner make sure you are standing in the other lane, grin stupidly at them and wave while waving your camera around. We just love watching you pretend you are trying to get out of the way.
Us kiwis LOVE that, we get a real rush trying to figure out where to drive. Don't worry, you are as safe as houses doing this as any other people on the road will always find an escape route. Or not. Whatever.
Trick two: Drive as fast or as slow as you want. The locals drive at around 90-100 (The limit here)km/h. But you can do anything from 15 to, well hell, whatever you want! Now if you are going to do the slower speed it's preferred if you only do that through windy parts. Do NOT pull over and let that huge snakeback past. Hell no! And if you see something that might be photo worthy you can slow down some more. Of course, as soon as you see a straight bit of road boot it!!! Floor that bitch, do NOT let anyone pass you. It's a game we play here in NZ.
Oh, there's a third trick to I almost forgot, please feel free to drive on the wrong side and pass on blind corners with yellow lines (the no passing lines) we're not serious about that with people from overseas. It's more a very rough guide, that or the guys painting the lines just ran out of white paint. Shit happens.
This last one gives us a good excuse for a piss up when we go to the funeral. And we get free beer so all is forgiven.
Via: +Adam K