New Zealand Car Hire

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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New Zealand Car Hire for Touring

New Zealand car hire makes for a most exciting tour of one of the most bountiful countries. Consisting of two major islands, the North Island and the South Island, New Zealand is a motoring paradise. The varied terrain offers new sights just down the highway!

Your auto rental international will whisk you along the Great New Zealand Touring Route, which actually consists of two highways covering two distinct routes--Pacific Coast Highway and Thermal Explorer Highways. Heading south, you enter the renowned wine country of the Marlborough Region, where the capital of Wellington is located. Now famous throughout the world for its sauvignon blanc, this region straddles the southern tip of North Island and the northern tip of South Island. Cars are not allowed on the ferries that carry passengers between the two islands, but your car rental agency can arrange to have another car waiting for you when you arrive on South Island.

Lakes Region for Water Adventure

After touring in your car hire New Zealand, you might be ready for another prime recreation area. The Southern Lakes Region abounds with water activities: whitewater rafting, cruising, jet boating, kayaking, sailing. High adventure means bungee jumping, parasailing, mountain biking, and 4WD treks.

No one who visits New Zealand should miss Milford Sound, such an awesome wild area it carries the World Heritage Site designation. Getting thirsty and hungry from all this workout? This region revels in serving New Zealand's finest wines and cuisine, such as cervena (venison) and Southland crayfish. Your New Zealand car hire is a true treasure that lets you experience the many wonders of this small country. Most important--train yourself to drive on the left!


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