Jan
26
2017

Winter wonderland in Wellington

By New Zealand / Wellington /

Winter in Wellington. New Zealand’s north island is an absolute gem at any time of year, but even more so in winter. Not only will you generally find the roads are quieter and there are no lines to get into most places. You have the freedom to move at your own pace and book as you go along. Many people will flock to the south island for winter on the ski fields. But Wellington has plenty to offer plus more. Pick up a hire car from Wellington airport and make this the place of your next winter getaway. Choose from these things to do… Go shopping Shopping is always a good idea on a rainy day and Wellington has many charming shopping hotspots. Cuba Street is known for its vintage stores, such as Ziggurat, along with boutique stores and New Zealand designers. Lambton Quay is also popular with locals. But if you’re also looking for all sorts of handmade arts…

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Jun
08
2016
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Wellington in winter – 4 great things to do

By New Zealand / Wellington /

Are you looking for a winter holiday in New Zealand? Discover Wellington and its amazing attractions. Check out this list of the most popular things to do in Wellington if you want to ride cable cars and take a Lord of the Rings tour. But you can also add some other great attractions. Just hire a car from Wellington Airport and check out the list below. ZEALANDIA Sanctuary Just a few minutes from downtown Wellington is a whole new world. ZEALANDIA is home to the country’s most unique wildlife. Venture into the beautiful Sanctuary Valley to spot geckos, playful forest parrots called kaka and many other animals. You can also tour ZEALANDIA at night. This will get you closer to nocturnal animals, such as endangered little spotted kiwis. Weta Cave Travel behind the scenes at Weta Cave. A guided tour of the Weta Workshop teaches you about the skills and creativity required to perfect this art. Come close to sculptures of famous characters from your favourite childhood movies….

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Dec
18
2015

Places to park your campervan in Wellington

By New Zealand / Wellington /

Pick up a great campervan deal from Wellington and visit some of the exciting attractions the city has to offer. If in need of some ideas of great places where you can park your campervan in Wellington, read on. Wellington’s Kiwi Holiday Park This family run holiday park is tucked away in the scenic parklands of the Akatarawa Valley in Upper Hutt. It’s set on 32 hectares of peaceful native bush and parkland, surrounded by wildlife and a river running through the area. It’s location makes it an ideal setting for a relaxing stopover when heading to or from New Zealand’s South Island. Camp Elsdon This family-friendly camp overlooks the magnificent Porirua Harbour and is surrounded by native bush. There’s are many fantastic bush walks and bike tracks around Camp Elsdon, and they’ll treat you to amazing, panoramic views of Porirua, Wellington and the South Island. Wellington Waterfront Motorhome Park Drive straight off the ferry from the South Island and into the Wellington Waterfront…

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Nov
24
2015
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Five adventures you can’t miss in Wellington

By New Zealand / Wellington /

When visiting beautiful New Zealand, a stopover in Wellington is a must. There are many exciting attractions around the city and they’re all accessible with a car. Rent a car from DriveNow and explore everything Wellington has to offer. Climb Mount Victoria At nearly 200 metres tall, Mount Victoria is far from being New Zealand’s highest peak. However, it definitely offers some of the best views in the country. With 360 degree views of Wellington harbour and the CBD, it’s a climb you’re bound to enjoy. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa This museum showcases the best of New Zealand’s history, art and Maori culture. ‘Te Papa Tongarewa’ translates into ‘container of treasures’ and under Te Papa’s roof is six floors of cultural treasures and interactive displaces. With free entry, it’s a wonderful destination for the family, and it also educates and entertains visitors. Ride the historical Cable Car Step on board this iconic Wellington attraction. The cable car runs from…

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May
21
2013

Wellington for jazz lovers

By New Zealand / Wellington /

From Thursday 6 June until Saturday 8 June, Wellington central will come alive with all things jazz.Hundreds of musicians, many of whom are of international standard, are descending on the capital’s famous Cuba quarter for three days of contemporary and traditional jazz as well as soul, rhythm and blues, reggae, Latin and gospel. No matter your taste or budget, the Wellington Jazz Festival will have something for you.

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May
11
2013

The North Island Foodie Road Trip

By Auckland / New Zealand / North Island / Wellington /

Zealand is a nation of foodies, so it only makes sense to visit the culinary hotspots of the country. Here’s your guide for where to go to with your Wellington or Auckland car hire to keep your taste buds happy when travelling through the North Island! Coromandel Ask any Kiwi from the North island, the Coromandel is the place to go for oysters. It’s not bad as a holiday spot either, but that’s another story. The Coromandel Oyster Company is right in the heart of the Coromandel and offers fresh pacific oysters from the farm gate – as well as a multitude of other oceanic delights from the area. Kapiti Kapiti is a small area just an hour away with a Wellington car hire and while small, cannot be missed because it is home to two of New Zealand’s best dairy products. The name Kapiti goes hand-in-hand with both ‘cheese’ and ‘ice cream’. Cheeses from here are known throughout the…

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