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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.
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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.
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 […]

Family activity ideas in Queenstown

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

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

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

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.

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