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Exploring New Zealand’s Remote Spots

Friday, March 28th, 2014

I have just read a book A Coast to Coast of the South Island – The Long Way, by Ginney Deavoll. Ginney travelled the length of the South Island coast to coast from Te Waewae Bay at the bottom, to Cape Farewell at the top, by ‘paddle, peddle and foot’. This is a beautiful inspiring book, describing an amazing journey of beauty and discovery of oneself and the bigger picture. Shouldn’t all journeys have an element of this? Exploring some of New Zealand’s more remote areas can be an extremely rewarding experience, allowing you to get off the tourist trails and discover our raw natural beauty in pristine, serene settings. But this kind of travel isn’t for the inexperienced or the faint hearted! (more…)

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Exploring The Waitakere Region – West of Auckland

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Auckland is a fun-packed, bustling city with so much to do and see, but it can get a bit much if you like peace and quiet or want to relax on your trip. So we reckon you should hit the road and head out west to explore the Waitakere region for a scenic walking adventure among pristine native forests. If you need transport grab an affordable Auckland rental car from NZ Rent A Car – we offer a great range of affordable vehicles to help you get around at your leisure.

Your first stop should be the Arataki Visitors Centre which is the proverbial crossroads of the Waitakere region. Once there you will not only find a stunning view of the Waitakere Ranges from the Lower Nihotapu Reservoir to the Manukau Harbour, but also an extensive collection of maps detailing the trails and tracks that cover the Waitakere Ranges. (more…)

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2014 Festivals & Events in New Zealand

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

It’s never too early to start planning your next New Zealand holiday, and if you get a jump on it you can select travel dates that will allow you to experience one of the many top class events that take place here every year. If you’re thinking about taking a holiday in NZ, here’s a selection New Zealand events taking place in early 2014 that could be worth making the effort to see. (more…)

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Interisland Ferry Disruption Update

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Damage to a propeller on one of the large ships of the Interislander ferry company mean that your travel plans could be disrupted. Many visitors to New Zealand make use of the inter-island ferry services that connect Wellington and Picton to transport their rental cars and drive around the country, however the damage sustained to the Aratere in November 2013 looks set to continue to affect services over the summer. (more…)

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New Zealand Travel Guide For The USA

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

New Zealand and the USA have strong diplomatic ties that provide some leniency for visitors from the United States, however there are still areas where documentation and applications are required. To ensure your vacation isn’t prematurely cut short or spoiled by unexpected surprises, we’ve put together a New Zealand travel guide for visitors from the USA. (more…)

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New Zealand Travel Guide For The UK

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

As a former colony of England, New Zealand has a unique relationship with the UK that can make it easier for travellers coming here with correct documentation. There are still some requirements to ensure your stay goes smoothly however, so we’ve compiled a New Zealand travel guide for the UK to help you out. (more…)

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New Zealand Travel Guide For Australia

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

New Zealand and Australia have always had a close diplomatic relationship, as well as being close neighbours and friendly sporting competitors. For citizens of each country this makes travel between them exceedingly easy, and the level of documentation needed is fairly low. Still, it’s worthwhile making sure you understand any requirements and limitations before you go to ensure you make the most of this travel opportunity, which is why we’ve created a New Zealand travel guide for Australians. (more…)

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Get Outside and Get Moving in Beautiful Marlborough

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

I know runners like to do this all year, running I mean, but sponsored runs open to all ages and abilities are prolific heading into the Kiwi summer. Right now the weather isn’t too hot, it’s a great incentive to get fit and set some personal goals and a good way to get in shape for your summer holiday. The Marlborough Marathon is classed as a scenic rustic course, and just the location really takes the stress off the word ‘marathon’ – you’ll enjoy the spectacular scenery far too much! The run is scheduled for the 27th October – the Sunday of Labour Weekend, which is usually the first official weekend of summer. I can’t think of a better place to visit for a long weekend, where you are surrounded with luscious, gorgeous scenery, and fantastic food and wine. (more…)

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The NZ Travel Tips Article You Have To Read

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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Being a visitor in New Zealand isn’t always easy. Everyone has an opinion on what makes the best Kiwi holiday, and it’s hard to know if you’re getting genuine tips or being shepherded towards a tourist trap. That’s why we’ve compiled a range of useful info and guides, covering everything from planning and arriving to driving safely. These resources will give you the inside scoop on putting together a fantastic holiday. (more…)

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Driving in New Zealand: Speed and Alcohol Limits

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

While you are touring New Zealand in your rental car it’s crucial to familiarise yourself with our driving rules, and two that are particularly important are the speed limit and the legal alcohol limit. As you will no doubt be driving all over the country or throughout a specific region trying to see as much as you can you will encounter different speed limits according to the road conditions. As we have an abundance of fantastic restaurants, vineyards and events where alcohol will be available it’s also important to understand what you are allowed to consume when driving. Both the speed limit and impaired driving from alcohol or drugs are monitored heavily by the Police in New Zealand.

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