New Zealand

New Zealand North Island

Auckland – Hobbiton – Rotorua – Ohope – East Cape – Gisborne – Napier – Hastings – Hawkes Bay – Greytown – Wellington – Tongariro National Park – Taupo – Whangarei & Tutukaka Coast – Russell – Paihia – Kerikeri – Cape Reinga – Opononi – Waipoua Forest – Auckland

Having enjoyed a road trip through the South Island of New Zealand in Dec-Jan 2014-5, we decided to go back and see the North Island in Dec-Jan 2015-16.

While not having quite the ‘wow’ factor of the South Island, the North Island has a different feel and plenty of spectacular places to visit – we loved it. Highlights include the thermal activity around Rotorua, Northland & Bay of Islands, the Hawkes Bay region, the iconic Pacific Coast Drive (State Highway 35), Wellington and Auckland.


By |2024-01-23T19:17:53+11:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: New Zealand, North Island, North Island|0 Comments

New Zealand South Island

Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park

Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park

New Zealand South Island Slide Show 2014/15 – Google Photos

New Zealand’s South Island certainly has the ‘Wow’ factor. The beauty of the island is spectacular – lakes, mountains, rolling green hills and the coast.  It’s the kind of scenic landscape you see on calendars.

New Zealand is the perfect place for a road trip holiday with relatively short distances, plenty of good accommodation, excellent camping facilities and last, but not least, good food and wine.


By |2019-06-03T14:36:24+10:00January 20th, 2015|Categories: South Island, New Zealand|0 Comments

Transfercar: How can rental cars be free?

TransfercarTransfercar is an online relocation service that offers free use of rental cars to travellers. In return the travellers are helping the rental car industry to relocate their cars in a cheaper way than any current relocation alternative. This is how it works: “Transfercar is an online relocation service providing really cheap (usually free) rental cars and campervan hire. With “free” we really mean the cars are free to drive, not even $1 a day! We don’t charge anything for this. (more…)

By |2018-08-27T15:41:02+10:00November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Australia, New Zealand|0 Comments
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