Oct
24
2017

DriveNow’s new rental vehicle excess insurance giving you more choice

By Australia / Christchurch / Great Ocean Road / New Zealand / United States / Victoria /

Rental vehicle excess insurance is a great option for many people who are choosing a self-drive holiday. Driving holidays are becoming more and more popular both in Australia and overseas. That’s why DriveNow has partnered with Hiccup Insurance to give customers the option of taking out affordable new product for rental vehicle excess insurance. It’s for anyone who is hiring a car in Australia, and also Australians who are travelling overseas. Check out some of the rental vehicle excess insurance deals that you can pre-purchase. There’s also the options of buying excess reduction when you arrive to pick up your car! Or you can stick to the standard insurance policy and not take out additional cover. There’s an option for everybody, so check out these destinations where we recommend a self-drive holiday! New Zealand – Christchurch to Te Anau The best to see New Zealand’s most impressive terrains is to drive. Pick up your hire vehicle in Christchurch. After a day of sightseeing around the city,…

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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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Oct
18
2016

Campervan adventures in Christchurch

By 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 an ideal place to base yourself during your stay. After you’ve explored the area for the day, you can enjoy the park’s spacious grounds, park facilities and pool. It’s always a favourite with young families but it also accommodates for all types of travellers, including business and backpackers. North South Holiday Park North South Holiday Park is located just five…

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Dec
08
2015
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Places to park your campervan around Christchurch

By Christchurch / New Zealand /

No visit to New Zealand is complete with stopping by Christchurch. A campervan is the perfect tool to explore Christchurch city and surrounds. Hire a campervan by browsing DriveNow’s specials, and park your campervan at some of these fantastic holiday parks. Amber Kiwi Holiday Park This small inner city holiday park is just 4km from Cathedral Square. It sits on landscaped grounds, making it a peaceful setting for a holiday with the family. With a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere, it’s also close to all the attractions Christchurch’s CBD has to offer. Waikuku Beach Holiday Park (pictured) Waikuku Beach Holiday Park sits only 100 metres from a surf and swim beach, which is patrolled by lifeguards during summer. There’s also a forest separating the holiday park from the beach, with several walking trails. Not to mention the flying fox, basketball court and golf course nearby, offering plenty of entertainment for children. Rakaia River Holiday Park Less than an hour south west of Christchurch is Rakaia River…

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Nov
27
2015
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Seven great eateries in Christchurch

By Christchurch / New Zealand /

Christchurch is the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s home to beautiful gardens, historic buildings, incredible scenery – and also diverse cafes and restaurants. Grab one of DriveNow’s great Christchurch car rental deals, and explore these seven great eateries. Christchurch Tramway Restaurant Jump on board a luxurious colonial-style dining tram and dine in style. The Christchurch Tramway Restaurant boasts the finest cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. You’ll enjoy a superb meal in comfort, while admiring the city’s historic buildings and scenic surroundings. Pedro’s House of Lamb Lamb lovers’ mouths start to water the second they step foot in Pedro’s House of Lamb. The Spanish restaurant slowly cooks a tender whole lamb shoulder over five hours, keeping the meat moist and ready to melt in your mouth. The lamb is seasoned with garlic and rosemary and served with scalloped potatoes. Foodies regularly say it’s one of the best roasts in all of Christchurch. The Old Vicarage The stunning 1898…

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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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Jun
28
2013
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Taking the scenic route over the straight one

By Christchurch / New Zealand /

New Zealand is full of great scenic routes you can take instead of the faster motorways or highways. There’s something special about road trips.
You don’t just get in a car and drive anywhere, it’s not just about getting from A to B. It’s about going somewhere, embarking on an adventure and enjoying the journey while you’re at it.

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