Mar
27
2017

Dunedin: Hit the road and find the best eats

By South Island /

Dunedin is one of the southern hemisphere’s best preserved cities. It features Edwardian and Victorian architecture from the 1800’s Gold Rush. It’s also New Zealand’s oldest university city, which earned it the reputation as the country’s centre of learning. Is charming scenery and architecture enough to convince you to stop by Dunedin for a trip? If not, then perhaps its superb restaurants and cafes will. It has a wide variety of dining options. You can have a taste of Asia, Europe and even contemporary New Zealand tastes. Find yourself a cheap car hire deal at Dunedin Airport and hit the road to find these best eateries. Miga Korean BBQ and Japanese Restaurant Miga’s philosophy is proudly all about balance. This idea rules all of the cuisine that graces the table, with the chef making sure the different flavours and textures compliment each other perfectly. You’ll have plenty of delicious Korean and Japanese dishes to choose from. The Korean BBQ is sensational with marinated…

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Feb
21
2017

New Zealand for adventure: 5 unmissable things to do in Picton

By Picton / South Island /

Picton is one of New Zealand’s prettiest port towns. People come here for the picturesque scenery and outdoor activities. It’s the perfect place to base yourself before catching the ferry across to the North Island. Pick up a cheap car hire deal with DriveNow and add these attractions to your to-do list at Picton. Dolphin viewing tour from Picton Marlborough Sounds is just as beautiful as the creatures that live there. Majestic dolphins cruise through the area, delighting tourists with every sighting. You can get up close and personal with the dolphins. Five different species are regularly seen at Marlborough Sounds – the Bottlenose, Common, Dusky, Orca and also the rare Hector’s dolphins. Take a winery tour Most people love a trip to a good winery. It’s definitely something you want to do during your stay in Picton. If your driver is a wine lover then it’s easy to join a tour. A guide takes you to one winery after another,…

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Jan
29
2016
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Best campsites on New Zealand’s South Island

By New Zealand / South Island /

Across New Zealand’s South Island you’re bound to find some of the world’s most beautiful campsites. Make sure you pick up your DriveNow hire vehicle from one of New Zealand’s major cities and travel around the countryside to spend some time at these lovely locations. Here are five of the best campsites on New Zealand’s South Island. Te Anau Holiday Park A stay at the Te Anau Holiday Park should be on the top of every traveller’s list. The park is set on the shores of Lake Te Anau’s crystal blue water and surrounded by the stunning Kepler mountains. It’s a tranquil location with many options to explore nearby natural attractions, including the cascading Oneroa Falls, glow-worm caves and Milford Sound. Bay of Many Coves Campsite The name says it all. At the Bay of Many Coves Campsite, you’re treated to views of gorgeous coves along with lush forests. There’s no drive in access to this campsite, making it even more special….

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Dec
21
2015

Driving through New Zealand’s south island

By New Zealand / South Island /

New Zealand’s south island is home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Hire a campervan in Christchurch and drive through some of these incredible regions. Canterbury The Alpine Pacific Triangle comprises of three incredible areas. Head to the Waipara Valley, where you’ll encounter award winning wineries. The area is best known for its rich and spicy Pinot Noirs and Rieslings. You can then expore the thermal waters along with native forests and limestone hills in Hurunui. Then there’s the waters off Kaikoura, where majestic Humpback whales and orcas are frequently spotted. Dunedin One of the most popular attractions for tourists is watching yellow-eyed penguins surf into the beach along the scenic Otago Peninsula. Also worth exploring, is Dunedin’s incredible architecture. Travel around the city and take in all the sites it has to offer. Don’t miss the country’s most photographed building, Dunedin Railway Station, which was constructed in 1906! Queenstown Queenstown and its surrounds captivate visitors from all corners of the…

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Jun
18
2013
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Places to stay in the South Island

By Christchurch / New Zealand / South Island /

There are plenty of accommodation options in New Zealand’s South Island for your road trip adventure. Taking New Zealand campervan rental or car hire around the country is an all-time favourite of visitors from around the world, yet while DriveNow can look after your hire needs to get you from A to B, you’ll need to look at booking your accommodation or Caravan Park in advance as well.

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