Tag Archives: New Zealand

Driving Routes

New Zealand is a great country for driving. Traffic is generally light, roads are well-maintained and the passing scenery makes every kilometer worthwhile. To make it easy to plan your motoring holiday, we’ve cataloged nearly every possible driving route in the country. You can plan your route based on how long you’ll be travelling and where you want to go. Within each route you’ll see a detailed description of each leg of the journey, along with scenic highlights, local activities and ...Read More

What you need to know about New Zealand visa requirements

If your are intending to travel to New Zealand (and of course drive one of Transfercar’s fantastic free relocation vehicles), or in fact anywhere, the first thing you need to know is what the visa requirements are for that country. To enter New Zealand you must have a passport valid for 3 months after the date of your intended departure. You must also be carrying an onward/return ticket to a country you have permission to enter. British Citizens and passport holders are entitled to enter New Zealand...Read More

Tourism NZ tells Aussies “what’s ours is yours”

“What’s ours is yours” is the latest advertising campaign currently running across the ditch in a bid to entice Australian holiday makers. It is a joint campaign between Tourism New Zealand and Pacific Blue will see Australians offered discounted airfares and travel packages through television and print advertising. Read the full story: TV3...Read More

Rugby World Cup Car Rental Fever

New Zealand Rental car companies have joined the multitude of Rugby World Cup hopefuls as the hype and anticipation of this global sporting event continues to rise. With the RWC looming ever closer (9 September – 23 October 2011), rental car companies are pushing for customers to book cars and campervans early, touting the issue of lack of car availability due to the estimated 85,000 international visitors expected to arrive in New Zealand specifically for the event. This is a good sign for Transfercar...Read More

The eclipse of human behaviour

Slowely but surely ‘it’ is coming- and New Zealand won’t be far off I bet. From fingerprint identification that is. Your thumb -or any finger on your two lovely hands for that matter- will be your most precious asset when renting a car or campervan in the near future. Visit the site of national pardon to get more insight on the process of using fingerprints to trace criminal acrtivities. Yup, it looks like we have finally arrived in the era where your authorising signature -and with that...Read More

Be smart when renting or relocating vehicles

There are unfortunately a handful of…..let’s say unsavoury rental companies in New Zealand-a few more than a handful world wide obviously-that spoil it for the good ones. Mind you, there is a vast majority that handle ‘situations’ professionally (like the companies on this website), but some kinda..don’t. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, or more specific the Consumer Issues Branch, often deals with complaints about rental car companies. Particularly from travellers: “These...Read More