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.
1. Freedom to go where you please
New Zealand covers over 267,000 square kilometres of gorgeous land, has 11,000 kilometres-worth of well-maintained State Highways, and is blessed with numerous major cities and regional towns on both islands. As such, we love the idea that our customers are free to go where they please, try what they want and can do so all at their own pace – this is just one reason we offer unlimited-kilometre car rental.
However, tour buses need to plan their routes. There are many mouths to feed, so certain restaurants need to be chosen, and as attractions are booked well ahead of schedule, you can’t dawdle too much in the previous ones or stop at random lookouts along the way.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this type of holiday, and indeed it can mean you see a lot in a short time frame. But if you want freedom, a rental car will prove much more flexible.
2. Choose who you want to holiday with
Many bus tour operators pride themselves on offering holidaygoers a chance to experience a new country with a group of ‘like-minded individuals’, often in the same age group as each other. Though we can’t deny that this is certainly a worthwhile experience if you love making new travel buddies, it may not be suitable for anyone interested in simply pottering about at their own pace with family and close friends.
There are many sizes of rental car available at Ace rental Cars, from petite hatchbacks to 12-seater minivans, so you can bring the exact group of people you’d love to see NZ with. Plus, you can still make new friends even if you aren’t in a group, simply by talking to the locals or with fellow travellers at bars, nightclubs and the attractions themselves.
Now that sounds like a great holiday to us.
We have rental car locations all over New Zealand so no matter where you plan to pick up your car rental or drop off your rental car we will be able to accommodate your needs, our locations are all open 7 days a week and with arrangement offer after-hours Rental car pickups and drop-offs.
Auckland Airport, Auckland City, Christchurch Airport, Wellington Airport, Greymouth Train Station, Picton Interislander Ferry Terminal, Queenstown Airport and Dunedin Airport.