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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, Branch Locations, Rent The Experience, Road trip information

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, Natural attractions, Grid Escaping, Car Rental Road Trips, 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, picton, wellington, 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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How to save on car rental on your New Zealand road trip

So you’re thinking about taking a road trip through New Zealand? Great! Aotearoa is one of the prettiest countries in the world to drive through, with both the North and South Island practically swathed in unique, beautiful scenery and world-class tourist attractions.

However, despite the excitement probably building inside you at the opportunity to explore this great nation, you don’t want to blow the budget all on your rental car. So how do you save money on New Zealand car hire?

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, new zealand, Road trip information, relocation deals, savings, discounts, Branch Locations, Rent The Experience

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 19/02/2018 4:43:13 PM
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An Ace road trip: Picton to Golden Bay

When keen New Zealand holiday goers traverse the gorgeous sapphire seas of Cook Strait from Wellington to the South Island, they travel through some of our most picturesque scenery. But once you alight in the quiet township of Picton, where do you go from there?

The following road trip plan will take you on a magical journey to a fantasy land of stunning beaches, sweeping valleys and gentle rivers. You’ll be surrounded by things to do, but not by thousands of other tourists trying to cram into the same attractions.

It’s time to visit Golden Bay!

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, Peninsula, Holiday Park, wellington, picton, Beach Hopping, Memory Making

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 19/02/2018 3:17:40 PM
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Your New Zealand car hire road trip checklist

Planning a road trip holiday to New Zealand? There’s more to it than simply choosing your route and a rental car pick up location, booking the hotels and organising your rental car. With over 94,000 kilometres worth of roads here in the Land of the Long White Cloud, there is plenty of room to explore, yielding new sights and experiences around every corner.

With that in mind, a road trip won’t be as special unless you are prepared for it and have the right supplies. Here is our all-in-one packing checklist to ensure you are bringing along the right goodies.

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, Road trip information, Branch Locations, Rent The Experience, Travel First Aid Kit, Drivers Licence

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 19/02/2018 11:13:00 AM
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An Ace road trip: From Auckland to Paihia, the scenic route

 When you hire a rental car from our Auckland City or Auckland Airport branch, though it may feel like an adventure holiday playground, venture not far north and you’ll be in a whole new, sub-tropical world. Here at Ace Car Rentals, we adore Auckland Rental Car and its many splendours, but we also urge you to drive to Northland for an experience at some of our nation’s greatest seaside sights.

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, Auckland Car Rental, Paihia, Kauri Coast, Auckland Airport, Holiday Park, Grid Escaping

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 12/02/2018 2:25:04 PM
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An Ace road trip: Hamilton to Opunake

 

For a road trip plan that blends green farming pastures with spectacular underground caves, towering volcanoes and exceptional beaches, try this route with our rental car.

This route leads from Hamilton (two hours south of Auckland) to the Taranaki township of Opunake. You’ll love this little place for its relaxed atmosphere, stunning beach and proximity to the dazzling Mount Taranaki (also known as Mount Egmont) volcano. But don’t take our word for it, get going and you’ll see for yourself!

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, Auckland Car Rental, Hamilton, Opunake, Auckland Airport, Auckland City, Grid Escaping

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 12/02/2018 2:15:10 PM
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Cruising the Coromandel


The Coromandel Peninsula is one of the most popular places for North Islanders to go on an adventure holiday. Not just for its convenient proximity, though, but because in this small area, there are enough tourist attractions to fill your itinerary planner to the brim, blow the bottom off the list and then keep on going for a few pages more.

Interested? We thought you might be. Pick up your rental car from our Auckland City or Auckland Airport branch follow this handy guide to know where to go and which ones to stop at.

Tags: Car Rental Road Trips, Coromandel, Peninsula, Auckland Car Rental, Thames, Holiday Park, Auckland Airport

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 18/01/2018 3:34:11 PM
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