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Any help would be appreciated! Driving UK - NZ

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1. Posted by Ant-Cheryl (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Hi all,

This is the first day that I have signed up to this site and its great i have to admit! i am very glad that i found it before i start my travels in April!

I am driving with my partner from Ediburgh, Scotland to NZ. i was wondering if any one out there has any information on the shipping costs, regulations for China - Auz and Auz - NZ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also we are driving a VW Syncro Turbo Diesel and we are worried about the regularity of Diesel in the further Eastern Countries - has anyone done anything similar that knows about this?


Cheryl MacPhail :)

2. Posted by irish-nikc (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y


just a quick question...are you DRIVING like all the way to NZ?

3. Posted by Ant-Cheryl (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y


Yes we are! It will be over a few years but that is the plan!

Why, Have you done long distance driving yourself?

Cheryl :)

4. Posted by dynamo (Budding Member 26 posts) 8y

You'll be ok for fuel in Eastern Europe, a lot of cars there use diesel too. Whats your route? Sounds amazing!

5. Posted by Ant-Cheryl (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

We will be spending the summer in central Europe and then mooving up to Poland, Russia etc, then Mongolia, China, Auz and then NZ.

I think that we will be traveling for a good few years though as we dont want to rush it. We are young and have no comitments at home like a mortgage, studies etc so should be great!

We were worried about finding diesel but on the other hand it will be cheaper not having to fill the Van as often.

Have you done long distance travel yourself? if so so you have any pointers?


6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 8y

hi Cheryl,

your trip sounds fantastic - hope you are going to post some pictures on your profile as it would be great to see how you are going :)

i'm living in NZ at the mo and have travelled in SE asia so might be able to help you with those destinations if you want to send me a personal message.