Exploring the Kaimanawa Forest Park

June 20, 2019, East Coast Car Rentals New Zealand

Around an hour’s drive from Taupo, Kaimanawa Forest Park is a time capsule of life in New Zealand before humans walked the Earth. These rolling, tree-covered hills offer plenty to explore with varying levels of difficulty, making it the perfect stop on your North Island road trip. Where is the Kaimanawa Forest Park? Made up of several […]

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Winter road tripping tips for New Zealand and Australia

May 27, 2019, contentadmin New Zealand

Don’t let winter scare you off the idea of a road trip. The colder season has a lot to offer travellers who are willing to change things up and escape the popular summer months.  Here’s how you can make the most of a winter getaway in your East Coast hire car.  Focus on the winter attractions […]

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Why you should head to New Zealand’s Writer’s Festival

April 30, 2019, Chester S Events Fun New Zealand Road Trips Tips

  If Sydney’s Writer Festival doesn’t sate your literary needs, or you’re unable to make it to it, never fear. Just across the ditch, New Zealand has it’s own renowned Auckland Writer’s Festival which has been running for 19 years! This is no small deal either – in 2018, over 200 of the world’s best […]

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Where to find the best lighthouses in NZ’s North Island

April 3, 2019, Chester S Fun New Zealand Road Trips Unusual destinations to drive to

Considering that New Zealand is a country of islands, it shouldn’t surprise you that its shores are scattered with lighthouses. Maritime New Zealand alone manages 23 lighthouses, and there are more that are maintained by harbour authorities. While the practicality of lighthouses makes them an essential feature for coastal regions, it’s also impossible to deny […]

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Visiting the extreme points of NZ’s North Island

March 28, 2019, Chester S Fun New Zealand Road Trips Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

New Zealand is a small country with a lot to offer. In one day you can go from mountains to beaches, as well as passing through cities on the way. Diversity is jam-packed into two little islands. One major benefit of having everything so close at hand is that you can literally fit in the […]

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Where to road trip along the East Coast of New Zealand

February 18, 2019, Chester S New Zealand Road Trips Unusual destinations to drive to

The East Coast of Australia isn’t the only one holding some amazing road trip treasures. Along the eastern edge of New Zealand’s North Island you’ll find plenty to do and see. Grabbing your hire car from Auckland airport, head to the coast and check out these great locations! View this post on Instagram A post […]

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What to know about climbing NZ’s mountains

February 15, 2019, Chester S New Zealand Road Trips

New Zealand is known for its beaches. As well as its sheep, native bush and adorable flightless birds. However, one thing that's never left off the list of what its famous for… is its landscapes. How better to see these than from the mountaintops?  Grab your hire car from Auckland airport, chuck on your hiking boots […]

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Why you should explore the walking tracks of the Waitakere Ranges

February 7, 2019, Chester S New Zealand

Out beyond the city of Auckland, and away from the myriad of golden beaches and islands, you’ll find the Waitakere Ranges. New Zealand is amazing partly in thanks to the diversity of scenery that you can discover all within a short drive in your hire car, and this regional park is a perfect example. Only […]

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Whale spotting in NZ: When, where and how many

February 4, 2019, Chester S Fun New Zealand Road Trips Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

Back in 2002 the NZ movie 'Whale Rider' was released, and Keisha Castle-Hughes found her way into international limelight. However, this movie wasn't just a fictional tale – instead it showed the world how the majestic mammals are part of New Zealand's history and culture. Is it any surprise that there are so many great […]

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5 things to do during a weekend in Taupo

January 30, 2019, Chester S New Zealand

Just over three hours drive south from our Auckland Airport vehicle rental is Taupo. Situated on the northern edge of Lake Taupo, this small town has a big offering. Whether you’re into hiking, sailing, chilling in hot springs or jumping out of planes,Taupo has something for every interest. Taupo’s lake, the town’s defining feature, is the biggest in […]

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