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Top 10 Christchurch Day Trips

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Akaroa Jetty

Christchurch is one of the best places to seek out a fun day trip – one the whole family will enjoy! There are plenty of excellent day trip destinations all within easy driving distance, with fun activities for all ages as well as some pretty amazing scenery to see along the way.  Need to know where to go on a day trip from Christchurch? Take a look below at our top 10 destinations with handy guide to drive times and things to do on the way and when you get there. 1. Hanmer Springs Drive time 1 hour 45 minutes The small alpine village of Hanmer Springs is one of the (read more)

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Top 20 Auckland Day Trip Destinations

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Sometimes it is fun to jump in the car and go exploring – the good news is – Auckland is one of the best places in New Zealand to do that from! You can go up into Northland and discover its beautiful beaches and remote bays or down deep into North Island farming country and maybe spot a Hobbit hole along the way! Whether you are short on time, or want to spend the day exploring well beyond the Auckland region, we have assembled this comprehensive guide to the best day trip options for all! Here are our top 20 day trips from Auckland ranked according to drive times so (read more)

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NZ Van Hire – Why Take A Van On Holiday

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Every summer, thousands of Kiwis pack up the car and head all across New Zealand to their favourite holiday destination. Whether it’s staying in a tent, bach or motel, everyone loves to get away for a while and enjoy a much needed change of pace. Consider these points before you embark on your next New Zealand holiday, and you may find that a minibus or van hire is worth it for you. 5 Benefits Of Hiring A Minivan If like most families, fitting everybody and all of their belongings in the car is a bit of a stretch, then hiring a minivan or minibus can be an affordable option. Some of (read more)

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7 Summer Dunedin Day Trip Destinations

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Long daylight hours and warmer temperatures mean summer is the perfect time for new adventures and exploring further afield with fun day trips for the whole family. Dunedin is one of those lucky places in New Zealand that provides a varied range of experiences all within easy driving distance. Pile up with friends and family in a rental van (a great way to cut down on petrol costs and to share the work of driving) and hit the road there are some fantastic locations nearby for you to explore! 1. Taiaroa Head And The Royal Albatross Centre The location of the only Albatross colony on the mainland, the Taiaroa Head (read more)

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Van Rental And New Zealand Freedom Camping

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

While there are plenty of awesome camping grounds, holiday parks and Department of Conservation (DOC) huts and facilities that cost next to nothing in New Zealand, camping out on public land or ‘Freedom Camping’ as it is commonly known, is still permitted in designated places across the countryside. What Is Freedom Camping? Particularly popular with backpackers and other tourists travelling on a budget, freedom camping in New Zealand means staying overnight in your vehicle in non-designated campground locations usually without any on site facilities (like toilets, running water, showers and public waste disposal etc.)   Your choice of vehicle whether it is campervan, caravan or van, will depend on how many (read more)

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