New Zealand’s spectacular cities might not be particularly large compared to other nations – the country as a whole only has a population of just over 4 million, after all – but that doesn’t mean they are anything less than superb. In fact, Aotearoa has a wonderful small town feel like few other places on Earth, mixed with gorgeous scenery, exciting adventure and everything else you could want in a road trip holiday.
So where to start?
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.
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!
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?).
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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.
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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.
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!
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.