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Wellington in winter – 4 great things to do

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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

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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

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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 hire vehicle from Drive Now 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 […]

Family activity ideas in Queenstown

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Apart from its reputation as a top destination for thrill-seekers, Queenstown is also a great place for a holiday with the whole family.
Here are some great ideas for family activities during your Queenstown holiday.
Canoe or kayak Lake Wakatipu
Take in the beautiful views of the mountains that surround Lake Wakatipu, as you spend a few relaxing hours paddling across the lake. There are plenty of experienced guides who will teach you the techniques and let you cruise along at your own pace.
Escape Quest
At Escape Quest, your family must solve a crime and escape within an hour! Not […]

5 ways to eat like a king in Auckland

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Heading to Auckland, New Zealand but want to know where to find some of the best places to eat?
Here are five eateries in Auckland where you can eat like a king.
Kazuya (pictured)
Kazuya is one-of-a-kind, offering European cuisine with Japanese influence. Chefs use low temperature to roast meat over several hours, while fish is prepared using traditional Japanese methods. The restaurant is famous for its evening degustation menus. Here, you can pick up a main for $35, or add on another $10 to bring it up to three courses.
The French Café
The French Café was born out […]

5 Adventure activities on the North Island

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From climbing bridges to trekking through alpine wilderness, New Zealand’s North Island is home to many exciting activities, which are often overlooked by travellers in favour of the South Island’s outdoor adventures.
Here are five adventure activities you must try up north.
Auckland Bridge Climb
New Zealand’s only bridge climb is based in Auckland. Your tour guide leads you up the bridge, highlighting some of the bridge’s architectural features. The one and a half hour tour also allows you to spot the city’s iconic landmarks before you reach the summit, where incredible 360 degree views await.
Rafting on the Kaituna River (pictured)
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Where to take your campervan in New Zealand

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Wellington is the perfect place to start your campervan trip across New Zealand. The country’s capital city is located at the bottom of the North Island and isn’t far from the top of the South Island.
Pick up your New Zealand hire campervan and drive to these incredible places.
Milford Sound
It’s one of New Zealand’s most famous natural attractions, with its dramatic peaks overlooking beautiful coastal scenery. Hike to the mountain tops, or perhaps cruise or kayak along the famous Mirror Lakes. Wherever you go in Milford Sound, take your camera with you, because at every turn incredible natural beauty awaits.

Driving through New Zealand’s north island

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A drive through New Zealand’s north island in a campervan is one of the best experiences you’ll ever have. Head to DriveNow to hire a campervan in Auckland, then make your way to these fascinating areas.
Bay of Plenty
The beautiful Bay of Plenty is home to New Zealand’s only active volcano, White Island. You’ll have a chance to explore the island and learn about the country’s volcanic workings. While in the Bay of Plenty, take in the sights of Tauranga Harbour with a kayaking trip, join a night-time glow worm tour on Lake McLaren, or swim with wild dolphins […]

Driving through New Zealand’s south island

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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 […]

Places to park your campervan in Wellington

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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.
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