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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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The ski fields in New Zealand you'll love to visit

 

Skiing and snowboarding are some of the most popular winter tourist activities here in New Zealand, and it’s not surprising why. This country is positively swathed in fantastic alpine resorts, from buzzing major commercial operations to smaller, more laid-back clubs.

But let’s not dillydally with an intro – on your next NZ winter holiday, make sure you visit at least one or two of these locations.

Tags: travel guides, Car Rental Road Trips, Natural attractions, Christchurch, Queenstown, Snow Shredding, Winter, Ski Fields

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 19/04/2018 10:55:18 AM
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Ace Rental Cars' favourite New Zealand Beaches

New Zealand is a country where fun, outdoor experiences are the name of the game. From bungee jumping in Queenstown to exploring the wilderness of Northland, there is a genuine plethora of things to see and do outside in this fabulous country.

As a nation that consists primarily of two main islands, neither of which are particularly wide, the beach is never far away. In fact, Te Ara encyclopaedia states that no location here is more than 130 kilometres from the great blue, and there is around 18,000 kilometres' worth of coastline to be explored.

We've listed some of our favourites with special titles and the closest rental car branch to pick up your rental car , to help you figure out what should feature in your New Zealand beach holiday road trip plan.

Tags: travel guides, Car Rental Road Trips, Natural attractions, Auckland City, picton, Rent The Experience, Beach Hopping

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 13/04/2018 3:32:29 PM
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A quick guide to: Queenstown

 

Queenstown: ‘The adventure capital of New Zealand’. Despite there being less than 30,000 people living in the area, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s much bigger, considering how mighty a reputation this truly stunning South Island town has.

We could not recommend hiring a car here more, and exploring the sheer bounty of entertainment it has to offer. Click to see details for our Queenstown Airport branch

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, Grid Escaping, Town Painting, Branch Locations, Queenstown, A Quick Guide, Otago, Queenstown Airport

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 26/03/2018 11:22:36 AM
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10 Things to do in Queenstown

As the ‘adventure capital of New Zealand’, you’ll probably never run out of things to do in Queenstown. This is especially true if you have access to a local unlimited-kilometres rental car, as you can see not just the famous town itself, but also the bounteous surrounding area.

Tags: travel guides, Car Rental Road Trips, deals, Grid Escaping, Hobbit Filming Locations, Queenstown, Adventure

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 16/03/2018 4:28:08 PM
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New Zealand’s Big Things Road Trip Checklist

 

With a landmass of around 270,500 square-kilometres split between its two major sections (aptly named the North and South Islands) it is about the size of the UK, but with only 4.5 million people the population is less than half that of New York City – that makes for grand wide open spaces and absolutely stunning countryside. A self-driving paradise!

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, Road trip information, Rent The Experience, Branch Locations

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 12/03/2018 11:04:50 AM
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Lord of the Rings / Hobbit Filming Locations Road Trip

 


In 2001, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was released around the world, putting New Zealand tourism on the map like never before.

Over a decade and five films on and NZ is equated to Middle Earth more than ever before. In fact, the International Visitor Survey cites that 13% of international visitor arrivals are a direct result of the movies. Whether you’re visiting New Zealand because you’re a fan or you’re just looking for a fantastic NZ road idea, we’ve highlighted all of the top Lord of the Rings filming locations and points of interest for you!

Tags: travel guides, Car Rental Road Trips, Natural attractions, Grid Escaping, Hobbit Filming Locations

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 12/03/2018 9:44:38 AM
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Which New Zealand rental car is the best option?


With the many different car rental options on offer here at Ace Car Rentals, you’re certainly not short on possibilities when it comes organising your next New Zealand road trip adventure. Whether you’re a backpacker looking to see as much of the country as you can in a month, or an employee of a local SME visiting the big city for a conference, your personality could guide you towards which car to choose.

Let’s find out what car rental is right for you!

 

Tags: rental cars, ace rental cars, Branch Locations

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 27/02/2018 2:46:48 PM
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What you need to know about: State Highway 1, New Zealand

 

Every developed nation in the world has its major infrastructure arteries, pumping commerce and tourism throughout the body (or in this case country). New Zealand’s major road is not just a great way for Kiwis to get from north to south – or vice versa – but also for budding road trippers with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery.

Here is our quick guide to your State Highway (SH) 1 road trip.

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, wellington, picton, Taupo, Cape Reianga, Kaikoara, Grid Escaping, Beach Hopping, State Highway 1

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 27/02/2018 11:32:34 AM
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