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Things to do in Wellington

 

Wellington is the world’s southernmost capital city. Its thriving arts and business scene has led to it having quite a young population (over half of inner Wellington is between 18-49 years, notes WellingtonNZ.com), which means there’s always something going on to try out during your road trip holiday here.

Here are 10 fun activities to help you explore Wellington and its surrounds.

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, wellington, Beach Hopping, National Museum, Things to Do, Museums, interislander, Zoo, beaches, Weta Cave

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 14/05/2019 2:50:16 PM
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A quick guide to: Auckland

Kia ora!

If you’re planning a sightseeing holiday to Auckland, you’ve made a fantastic decision. This is the largest city in New Zealand, with a population of 1.4 million people (about a third of all Kiwis) and a whopping landmass of 1,086 square kilometres.

Tags: Auckland Airport, Auckland Car Rental, Beach Hopping, Town Painting, A Quick Guide, New Zealand Must Do's, Goat Island Marine Reserve

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 14/05/2019 2:35:33 PM
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The top places in New Zealand to have a snowball fight

 

Who doesn’t love a good snowball fight? There’s something gloriously mischievous about balling up a good helping of powder, creeping up on unsuspecting prey and launching your initial strike. What follows is often mayhem, but what awesome mayhem it is!

On a New Zealand winter holiday, there’s a good chance you will encounter snow at some point or another. If you really want to engage in icy warfare while you’re here, make sure to check the weather in these locations and pop then on your itinerary planner!

Tags: Natural attractions, Auckland Car Rental, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Snow Shredding, Winter, New Zealand Must Do's, Tekapo, Tongariro Crossing

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 28/03/2019 3:38:00 PM
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Why should you choose a NZ rental car over a tour bus?

 

When you decide to take an exciting holiday to a country such as New Zealand, you’ll likely want to explore more than one region. That’s because there is, quite simply, more awesome stuff to do here than you could ever pack into a single escape! However, if you are planning on hitting the roads on your next Aotearoa adventure, you’ll be faced with a pretty big question: Should you book a rental car or tour bus?

With 8 locations conveniently situated in some of our country’s top tourism hubs, you can imagine that here at Ace Rental Cars, we’re a pretty big fan of the former. Here are two reasons why we think you’ll agree with us.

Tags: travel guides, Car Rental Road Trips, Auckland, wellington, picton, Road trip information, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Greymouth

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 11/03/2019 4:04:35 PM
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What are New Zealand's best volcanoes for tourists?

New Zealand might seem like a pleasant, peaceful country, and do you know what? For the most part, it is. Sheep don’t get involved in much crime, after all. However, beneath the crust of the Earth lies a tumultuous hive of activity that has literally shaped the nation. It’s called the Pacific Ring of Fire, and it’s the product of tectonic plate movement that has forced up the mountain ranges we see today, such as the Southern Alps (notice how they are all in a big line?).

Tags: travel guides, Car Rental Road Trips, Natural attractions, Auckland Airport, Auckland City, Auckland Car Rental, Volcanoes, Lake Taupo, Rangitoto Island, Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe, Mount Ruapehu, Mount Taranaki

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 21/01/2019 4:23:17 PM
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Things to do in Greymouth.

 

The South Island’s West Coast is one of those NZ must-visit destinations. It perfectly blends scenic coastal driving with lush, native forests, a wealth of history and more tourist attractions than you can jingle your car keys at.

Make sure you try these 10 things to do around its largest town: Greymouth.

Tags: travel guides, Car Rental Road Trips, deals, Grid Escaping, Adventure, south island, Greymouth, Things to Do

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 10/12/2018 12:41:09 PM
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Off the beaten path: Christchurch to Queenstown

Our ‘Off the beaten path’ series is all about seeing more on your adventure holidays to New Zealand. Kiwi cities are beautiful, but if you hire a rental rental car and explore some of the countryside as well, you’ll be swept off your feet by the sheer bounty of exciting, memorable things to do.
If you are planning on visiting Christchurch, use this itinerary to help you make the most of your NZ road trip, beginning here.

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, Christchurch, Queenstown, Otago, Queenstown Airport, Rangitata, Mount Cook

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 17/08/2018 4:57:37 PM
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Where can I get the best Maori cultural experience in New Zealand?

The Maori people of New Zealand are known as the tangata whenua – the people of the land. Te Ara encyclopaedia states that they likely arrived from the Pacific Islands around 1300 AD, settling along the coasts to hunt seals and moa.

Much of their early history is hard to determine due to Maori having no written language until Europeans settlers arrived in the 1800s. However, there are many traditions that have been passed down through the generations, and that you can still witness today.

Here is where to get the best cultural experiences here in Aotearoa.

Tags: travel guides, Natural attractions, Maori Experience, Waitangi, New Zealand Must Do's

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 13/07/2018 1:32:35 PM
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A quick guide to: Christchurch

Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island, is also one of its most beautiful. This is perhaps why it has been given the affectionate nickname ‘The Garden City’.

Let’s take a look some quick facts about one of the country’s favourite holiday hotspots.

Tags: Natural attractions, Road trip information, Christchurch, wildlife, National Park, Branch Locations, Adventure, A Quick Guide

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 19/04/2018 12:30:00 PM
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What to bring on your winter road trip holiday to New Zealand

 

New Zealand is a winter wonderland. Whether you’re exploring the winding mountain roads of the South Island or the great, undulating hills of the north, you’ll see craggy peaks lit up with brilliant hues of white. Unless you visit north of Auckland, where it’s a subtropical climate, the chances you are going to see Kiwi country with a plentiful dollop of snow.

If you are renting a car and going on a NZ winter road trip, ensure that you have these items packed and ready.

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, Auckland Airport, Auckland Car Rental, Road trip information, Rent The Experience, Travel First Aid Kit, Branch Locations, Queenstown, Queenstown Airport, Snow Shredding, Winter, Ski Fields

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 19/04/2018 12:21:57 PM
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