Jan
22
2016
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Family activity ideas in Queenstown

By New Zealand / 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 a real crime, of course, but this exciting game for up to five people takes you back to Queenstown’s 1860s gold rush. You’re locked in a room, as you race against the clock to search for clues to get out. There’s no doubt that this will be the most exciting game you ever play with the family! Mountain biking With…

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Dec
15
2015
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Where to visit in Queenstown with your campervan

By New Zealand / Queenstown /

Queenstown is one massive adventure waiting to happen. Rent a campervan from DriveNow and visit these amazing places when staying around the city. Queenstown Hill Walk It’s a fairly easy walk, but there are amazing views once you reach the top. Drive to Belfast Street in Queenstown before hiking through pine forest to the summit of Te Tapunui. Stunning views overlooking Lake Wakatipu await during the three hour return journey. You’ll also learn about Maori history, Queensland’s gold rush and how Queenstown became the Adventure Capital of the World along the way with information signs. Walter Peak High Country Farm Experience the beautiful Lake Wakatipu by cruising across it in a vintage steamship, before disembarking at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Here, you’ll help feed adorable farm animals, watch a sheep shearing display and join horse treks or cycling excursions. Camp and canoe at Moke Lake Moke Lake is touted as one of the best camping spots in all of New Zealand, but…

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Nov
18
2015

Five exciting adventures in Queenstown

By New Zealand / Queenstown /

Beautiful Queenstown, which is famous for its adrenaline based activities, is one of New Zealand’s must-see destinations. Grab a DriveNow hire car from Queenstown Airport, and use your set of wheels to explore some of the amazing things Queenstown has to offer, including bungy jumping and memorable hiking trails. Bungy jumping No visit to the Adventure Capital of the World is complete without a bungy jump! Queenstown is home to the world’s first commercially operated Bungy Jumping site , which was launched in 1988. There’s nothing like the exhilarating experience of jumping off the historic Kawarau Bridge, which will have your adrenaline pumping the entire time. Gibbston Valley Wineries Drive through the Gibbston Valley, which has become known as the ‘Valley of the Vines’. It’s one of the country’s most scenic wine growing areas, with vineyards locked between the rocky Kawarau River gorge and rugged mountain ranges. The hot dry summers and cool winters help create superb wines, with most of the region producing…

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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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May
17
2013

Top five South Island ski fields

By New Zealand / Queenstown /

With winter fast approaching, and arriving sooner in the south, it’s a great time to plan your South Island ski trip with a Christchurch car hire, or a rental from Queenstown. There are over 20 ski fields in the South Island, but we’ve picked our top five so you can make the most of your trip! Mt Hutt If you’re picking up your car rental from Christchurch, do as the Romans do and head to the local favourite field, Mt Hutt. It’s just an hour and a half from the city to the ski field and this option offers plenty of runs for beginners and daredevils alike. It is due to open on June 15. Ohau For a smaller club field with plenty of atmosphere, head four hours south of Christchurch or two and a half north of Queenstown. Staying in the lodge is a must to meet other travellers, and you’ll also get a great deal on meals, accommodation…

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May
12
2013

Take a road trip through Middle Earth

By Auckland / New Zealand / North Island / Queenstown /

Are you a diehard Tolkien fan who has always wanted to experience the beauty of Middle Earth for yourself? Then New Zealand is the country for you. After all, all three movies in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as the Hobbit and its two soon-to-be-released sequels were filmed right here in the Land of the Long White Cloud! Why not visit New Zealand, organise a car rental and explore some of the many destinations that featured in those hit films for yourself? We guarantee it’ll be a trip that you’ll never forget. Hobbiton in Matamata Nestled in the rolling green hills of the North Island, visitors to the town of Matamata will find the hidden village of Hobbiton. This picturesque movie set has been left standing following the completion of filming and serves as a fantastic visitor’s destination for ring-buffs. A great itinerary for a trip to Hobbiton is to book yourself an Auckland car hire, and…

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