Two main islands, two peoples, two very different climates, one sport, one nation, two names - Aotearoa and New Zealand. Made up in reality of more than 700 hundred islands, and before European colonization home exclusively to the Maori, New Zealand is the land that gives us a green conscience, bungee jumping, the flightless Kiwi and of course the All Blacks. This country was made for a road trip, so hit the road with car hire and experience the trip of a lifetime!
The North Island is warmer in climate than the South and is a land of volcanoes, hot springs, never ending beaches and two of the principal cities, Auckland and the capital Wellington, both designed for 4 wheel transport like car hire. Auckland is a modern city based around a spectacular bay, very much in the Sydney, Seattle, and San Francisco mold. What it lacks in charm it makes up for in energy. Conversely the capital has a more personal, cozy, old world feeling, and what it lacks in energy it more than makes up for in charm. Travel between the two is easily achieved particularly with car hire.
Somewhere in between you can find the volcanic energy of Taupo and its enormous volcanically formed lake. The area is dotted with geysers, hot springs and fantastic trekking opportunities in amongst the volcanoes themselves. Or you could stop off with car hire in the tranquility of Hamilton, perhaps to watch the Waikato Chiefs Super 14 rugby team, or even head a bit further across to the beautiful art deco architecture of Napier. Car hire makes it perfectly possible to see all of this breathtaking country.
The South Island has two distinct personalities, a combination alpine fjord land in the middle and something approaching an eerily exact Scotland copy from the rugged countryside to the granite looking cities and their very Scots sounding names. Explore this wonderful area in car hire.
The largest urban area on the South Island is Christchurch, and is an excellent base from which to explore. Before long you’ll be whale watching, or shark diving for the braver, at Kaikoura, partaking in any outdoor sport of your desire in the World’s bungee capital Queenstown, or even trekking some of the World’s best tracks, such as the four day Milford track.
CarDelMar wishes you a pleasant journey with car hire in New Zealand.