New Zealand is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. In the wake of last year’s rugby world cup, the country’s popularity has grown with many tourists still wanting to experience the fantastic landscapes made famous by Peter Jackson’s iconic Lord of the Rings Trilogy.


Where to go?

New Zealand offers a great escape for Brits wanting to get away this winter. The country has two main land masses, the North and South island – providing plenty of scope for travel.

Getting around New Zealand is made easy by the country’s excellent travel services. As a traveller, you have many transportation options. Driving affords you more freedom and passenger and vehicle ferries operate a regular service between the North and South Islands, making it even easier for you to move between the two.

New Zealand is a very compact country and this makes it popular for people who wish to use their own vehicle. There are many themed highways and touring routes and along the way you can stop off at some of the country’s scenic hotspots such as Lake Taupo.

Driving in New Zealand

Driving in New Zealand is made all the more easy because traffic is light and most roads are kept in a good condition. Many travellers choose to follow themed highway routes when driving in New Zealand and these cover various areas and distances depending on what you want to see and how far you are prepared to travel.

A lot of websites offer pre-planned driving routes across New Zealand which are great for anyone who has not visited the country before – but you shouldn’t be frightened to set your own itinerary either. Here at Avis we provide plenty of flexible car hire options so whether it’s the rural shire or coastal retreats you want to visit, we’ll provide you with the means to do so.

New Zealand offers unique scenery and breathtaking landscapes that can all be appreciated from the comfort of your vehicle. Deciding to hire a car in New Zealand may not be something you’ll find in The Hobbit but it will provide you with the ability to enjoy your own epic adventure.

If you would like to find out more about New Zealand visit the official New Zealand Tourism website.

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