the world's most spectacular roads


Lying in the south-western Pacific Ocean, most of the landscape of New Zealand is mountainous. The country consists of two main islands a number of smaller islands.  New Zealand's geography includes glaciers, fiords, mountains, plains, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau, and miles of coastline, all within easy reach of each other.

Highest mountain roads in New Zealand:

Road Elevation Zone Surface
Mount Dobson Access Road 1.748m (5,734 ft) South Island Gravel
Mount Olympus Access Road 1.634m (5,360ft) South Island Gravel
The Remarkables 1.622m (5,321ft) South Island Gravel
Ohakune Mountain Road 1.620m (5,314ft) North Island Asphalt
Bruce Road - Whakapapa ski field 1.619m (5,311ft) North Island Asphalt
Mount Hutt Access Road 1.597m (5,239ft) South Island Gravel
Mount Cheeseman Access Road 1.550m (5,085ft) South Island Gravel
Ohau Mountain Access Road 1.469m (4,819ft) South Island Gravel
Island Saddle 1.347m (4,419ft) South Island Gravel
Duffers Saddle 1.275m (4,183 ft) South Island Gravel
Treble Cone Access Road 1.250m (4,101ft) South Island Gravel
Wards Pass 1.145m (3,757ft) South Island Gravel
Crown Range Road 1.121m (3,677ft) South Island Asphalt

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Around the world

>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama. 
>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves. 
>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.


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