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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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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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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, New Zealand Must Do's

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 13/04/2018 3:32:29 PM
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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, Things to Do

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 16/03/2018 4:28:08 PM
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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, New Zealand Must Do's

Posted by Ace Rental Cars on 12/03/2018 9:44:38 AM
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