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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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Feb
21
2017

New Zealand for adventure: 5 unmissable things to do in Picton

By Picton / South Island /

Picton is one of New Zealand’s prettiest port towns. People come here for the picturesque scenery and outdoor activities. It’s the perfect place to base yourself before catching the ferry across to the North Island. Pick up a cheap car hire deal with DriveNow and add these attractions to your to-do list at Picton. Dolphin viewing tour from Picton Marlborough Sounds is just as beautiful as the creatures that live there. Majestic dolphins cruise through the area, delighting tourists with every sighting. You can get up close and personal with the dolphins. Five different species are regularly seen at Marlborough Sounds – the Bottlenose, Common, Dusky, Orca and also the rare Hector’s dolphins. Take a winery tour Most people love a trip to a good winery. It’s definitely something you want to do during your stay in Picton. If your driver is a wine lover then it’s easy to join a tour. A guide takes you to one winery after another,…

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Jan
26
2017

Winter wonderland in Wellington

By New Zealand / 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. Choose from these things to do… Go shopping Shopping is always a good idea on a rainy day and Wellington has many charming shopping hotspots. Cuba Street is known for its vintage stores, such as Ziggurat, along with boutique stores and New Zealand designers. Lambton Quay is also popular with locals. But if you’re also looking for all sorts of handmade arts…

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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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Jun
08
2016
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Wellington in winter – 4 great things to do

By New Zealand / Wellington /

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 many other animals. You can also tour ZEALANDIA at night. This will get you closer to nocturnal animals, such as endangered little spotted kiwis. Weta Cave Travel behind the scenes at Weta Cave. A guided tour of the Weta Workshop teaches you about the skills and creativity required to perfect this art. Come close to sculptures of famous characters from your favourite childhood movies….

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Apr
28
2016

Hot relocation deals in New Zealand and Australia

By Australia / New Zealand /

If you haven’t yet discovered DriveNow’s amazing one way rentals deals then you’ve been missing out! Relocation rentals are a win win situation for both parties involved. The rental company doesn’t have to pay big bucks to transport a vehicle to another city, while the customer receives incredible deals for as little at $1 a day. Consider taking up one of the offers below. But you’d better be quick to jump on these limited deals before someone else does! Auckland to Queenstown Price: $5 a day Travel dates: May 4th-8th Terms: Minimum four days, maximum seven days hire Do you need to travel between these two cities in early May, or perhaps you’re looking around for a last-minute road trip? Then look no further than this Britz Voyoager campervan deal, where your sleeping quarters are comfortable and decked out with everything you need. You’ll also receive the first 2000km free. Christchurch to Queenstown Price: $5 a day Travel dates: May 8th-11th Terms: Minimum…

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Jan
29
2016
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Best campsites on New Zealand’s South Island

By New Zealand / 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 location with many options to explore nearby natural attractions, including the cascading Oneroa Falls, glow-worm caves and Milford Sound. Bay of Many Coves Campsite The name says it all. At the Bay of Many Coves Campsite, you’re treated to views of gorgeous coves along with lush forests. There’s no drive in access to this campsite, making it even more special….

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