driving in Otago is pleasant, the roads are good and well looked after. State Highways are just that, not to be compare with what you know from Europe or America, or Japan.but the people drive reasonable, polite and helpful. in the summer month you can come across floading, passages of roads are swept away, so take care, get a weather update...have a look at the pic and you see what I mean. a small creek, in the Balclutha area, had become a torrend river, we where cut offwhen you have any suspision that an area you might travel to has a floading problem, stay away. the AA can give you good advicebut it is not always like that, more often then not..Otago's sunsets are georgeous.