Dec
29
2016

Relocation, relocation, relocation with a New Zealand campervan rental

By Auckland / Christchurch / New Zealand /

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 still be available. It’s the best time to submit a relocation request as DriveNow is more than likely able to confirm your request. The relocations book quickly and therefore as the day progresses the availability becomes more limited. The number of free kilometres on each deal is the distance between the pickup and drop off location plus 550km. Any travel…

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Jan
19
2016
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5 ways to eat like a king in Auckland

By Auckland / New Zealand /

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 of a partnership between Simon Wright and his wife, Creghan. Their menu is “driven by the seasons” while passion for providing an outstanding meal is what drives the chefs to produce the finest food. This gorgeous café on Symonds St, Aucland consistently wins awards and ranks among the best restaurants, according to international and domestic food experts. Vinnies by Geoff Scott…

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Nov
30
2015

Great places to park your campervan in Auckland and surrounds

By Auckland / New Zealand /

Auckland’s an amazing city with plenty to offer its visitors. Make your stay in Auckland more affordable and at your own place, by hiring a campervan in Auckland and exploring the city as it suits you. Here are five of the best sites to park your campervan in Auckland. A Kiwi Farmstay Just north of Auckland city is A Kiwi Farmstay, where you’ll experience traditional Kiwi farm life. Chatter around the campfire at night, feed baby goats and lambs, sheer a sheep or enjoy a horse ride. It’s the perfect destination for a lovely getaway with the family. Whangateau Holiday Park Whangateau Holiday Park, situated on the water’s edge on Whangateau Harbour, is a peaceful and award-winning campground. With several waterfront powered sites available, along with fishing and safe swimming nearby along the pristine Matakana and Kowhal Coast, this is one destination you must visit. Orere Point TOP 10 Holiday Park Located about an hour from Auckland’s CBD is the Orere Point…

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Nov
28
2015

5 great outdoor adventures in Auckland

By Auckland / New Zealand /

There are so many amazing outdoor adventures to explore in Auckland. From kayaking to hiking and climbing, you’ll find everything there is in Auckland. Grab a hire car at Auckland airport and drive to your next outdoor adventure, whenever you feel like it! Here are five ideas for outdoor activities that every adventurous traveller must experience in Auckland. Hike Mt Eden Mainland Auckland’s highest volcanic peak offers beautiful 360 degree views of the city and surrounds. It’s 196m tall and while many visitors opt for a tour bus or train to reach the top, many find it’s much more rewarding to drive to the bottom and then hike the trail up. Zip-lining across Waiheke Island Beautiful Waiheke Island is renowned for its wineries, but for the adventurous traveller, it’s the ultimate destination for zip-lining. There are three 200 metre zipline flights, which take you across valleys, above vineyards and a lush forest. While it’s an incredible adrenalin rush, you’re completely strapped in and…

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Nov
11
2015

5 great reasons to visit Auckland and surrounds

By Auckland / New Zealand /

There are so many great reasons to visit the New Zealand city of Auckland and surrounds. You can drive to Mount Eden or Woodhill Forrest for the day. These are just some of the many wonderful attractions the city has to offer. Head to DriveNow’s Auckland car hire page, to find the cheapest car rental deals for your next New Zealand holiday. Mt Eden Mount Eden’s peak treats you to a stunning 360 degree panorama of Auckland and its scenic harbour. Standing 196m tall, it’s the highest volcanic peak in mainland Auckland. There are many options for getting to the bottom of Mount Eden. You can take a tour bus or train but it’s worth driving at your own leisure to the bottom, and then using your physical energy to reach the summit. Then you can really appreciate the rewarding views. Sky Tower The other Auckland peak worth visiting is The Sky Tower, which at 328 metres, is New Zealand’s tallest…

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Oct
17
2013
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Explore one of the world’s top adventures with a New Zealand car hire

By Auckland / Christchurch / New Zealand / Queenstown /

There is a common misconception that New Zealand, while being one of the world’s most beautiful and scenic countries, doesn’t actually offer a lot to do in terms of activities. The country boasts 33 of the world’s top 1,000 adventures, is home to the bungy jump, cable controlled base jumps and so much more, so grab a rental car and get your adrenaline boost today! Who says New Zealand is boring!

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