The 7 must-do activities in the beautiful Coromandel

December 19, 2018, Chester S New Zealand Road Trips

  Picking up your hire car from Auckland airport and heading to the Coromandel is a great way to begin your New Zealand road trip. Less than a couple of hours drive from the city, the region is filled with beaches, rainforest-covered mountains, and waterfalls. Don’t miss out on these seven must-do activities in NZ’s very own […]

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The best places to go skydiving in New Zealand’s North Island

December 12, 2018, Chester S New Zealand

There's no denying that New Zealand boasts some of the world's most spectacular scenery. While it's great viewing such beauty from down below, sometimes it's best from new heights – quite literally. Skydiving is the ultimate bucket list activity and one that provides unbeatable views of New Zealand's incredible landscapes. Thankfully, there are an array of places […]

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Top tips for 3 days in the Bay of Islands

November 26, 2018, Chester S New Zealand Road Trips Tips

Whether you’re escaping for a long weekend, or on a road trip taking in some of New Zealand’s best locations, spending a few days in the Bay of Islands is a must. Not only does incredible scenery await, but three days spent in this idyllic area will leave you feeling relaxed and rested. It’s the […]

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4 sunset spots worth stopping for on your NZ road trip

November 16, 2018, Chester S Fun New Zealand Road Trips Tips

OK, so a sunset photograph is a bit of travel cliche, but we don't mind admitting we just love them. Sunsets are one of the most popular natural photography spectacles, with almost 2 million #sunset photographs on Instagram.  Theories as to why we love sunsets so much range from their ability to remind us of our […]

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New Zealand’s obsession with giant things and where to see them

November 2, 2018, Chester S Fun New Zealand Road Trips Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

  Lots of countries around the world are famous for giant buildings – America has the Empire State Building, Dubai has the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa, and the list goes on. While New Zealand isn’t well-known for it’s tall buildings, it is known for its love of giant, and slightly […]

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Why travel insurance is definitely the best policy

October 31, 2018, Chester S New Zealand Tips

  Travel insurance is there to protect you from unforeseen costs. Whatever the amount, extra expenses can really ruin a holiday – especially if they accrue because of a theft or injury to you or your family. When it comes to top priorities, as well as getting your car hire organised, book your travel insurance […]

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Thank your lucky stars: 8 amazing stargazing spots in New Zealand

October 19, 2018, Chester S Fun New Zealand Tips Unusual destinations to drive to

  New Zealand’s well-known for it’s daytime beauty. With scenery ranging from beaches to mountains, it really hits the mark. But at night, the scenery impresses in a totally different way. Stargazers will delight in New Zealand. With little in the way of light pollution, the country is home to an International Dark Sky Reserve and […]

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You’ll love these spectacular NZ hiking tracks

September 20, 2018, Chester S New Zealand Road Trips

  With spring on the way, New Zealand’s walking tracks are high on the agenda of many of the travellers we see at our Auckland car hire. Around one third of New Zealand is designated a national park or reserve. The country has nine hiking tracks that are classified as ‘Great Walks’ and are considered the […]

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Why the Bay of Plenty should be on your road trip list

September 11, 2018, Chester S A weekend in Fun New Zealand Road Trips Tips

Getting your Auckland car hire sorted is the easy part, planning a route is not so simple. New Zealand has so much to offer, from volcanoes and mountains, to Lord of the Rings attractions and vineyards. How do you decide where to go? Luckily for you, we have a pretty good answer: The Bay of Plenty. […]

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Top 5 lakes you should see in NZ’s North Island

August 24, 2018, Chester S Fun New Zealand Road Trips Unusual destinations to drive to

  New Zealand has its fair share of lakes – 41 major and over 4000 little ones to be precise! There’s plenty to do and see around New Zealand’s lakes, making them worth building in to your route plans when you’re hiring a car from Auckland. Here are some North Island lakes to consider visiting. […]

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