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It’s not too late to book your last minute New Zealand ski holiday

A ski holiday is one of the best ways to spend winter with the family. Most people start to hit the slopes when snow season begins in June. But the great news is you can wait until October to go skiing or snowboarding and the trip is still going to be just as great.
A New Zealand ski holiday offers you postcard views at every turn and terrain for different experience levels.
Check out some of the cheap car rental deals on New Zealand’s north and south islands, then make your way to the slopes.
Mt Hutt, South Island
Mt […]

Dunedin: Hit the road and find the best eats

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 […]

5 unmissable attractions in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is definitely worth a decent stopover on your New Zealand adventure. You’ll soon come to realise the city is unique. Not only is it a world class city with all the facilities you’d expect in a capital, but it also has natural wonders right on its doorstep.
In a single day you could be climbing the city’s highest tower, exploring wineries and hiking through pristine rainforest.
This alone makes it a great city to base yourself as you explore Auckland’s attractions. All you need to do is find a great hire car deal from Auckland Airport with DriveNow and […]

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

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 […]

Winter wonderland in 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 […]

Relocation, relocation, relocation with a New Zealand campervan rental

RELOCATION deals. Now that’s one of the most overlooked opportunities for those looking for an inexpensive and fun way to explore a destination. Right now, for example, there are dozens of cheap New Zealand campervan rental relocation deals just sitting there waiting to be clicked and most of them are for $5 a day at the time this blog hit the blogosphere.
So, how does it work? The DriveNow campervan rental relocation list is updated each day between 8.30am-9.30am (AEST) for travel in the coming two or three weeks. That’s when the list is fresh and vehicles most likely to […]

Campervan adventures in Christchurch

Christchurch is the oldest city in New Zealand. It’s also one of the most beautiful and is recovering after the devastating 2011 earthquakes. Whether you want to explore the city’s famous gardens, hit the snow or go on an outdoor adventure in the forest, Christchurch has everything. 
Planning a trip to Christchurch but wondering where to park your wheels? Visit DriveNow’s website to hire a campervan so you can begin your adventure in this beautiful city!
Christchurch Top10 Holiday Park
This holiday park is the largest accommodation provider in the city. It’s located on the outskirts of the CBD, making it […]

Wellington in winter – 4 great things to do

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 […]

Best campsites on New Zealand’s 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 […]

Where to stay with the family in New Zealand

Planning a family trip to New Zealand and wondering where to stay? There are many top quality holiday parks which offer a range of accommodation to suit travellers’ needs, from campervan and tent sites to motel rooms, scattered around the country.
Grab your Camper and explore the country, while staying at some of these holiday parks:
Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park
The relaxing seaside setting at the Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park will make you want to stay forever. It’s situated metres from the sandy Carters Beach, which is safe for swimming. It’s the ideal location from which […]

 
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