Tag Archives: Travellers

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

Annoying animals across the globe

This is an interesting article from Stuff.co.nz and one I would love to hear more about from Transfercar’s readers and drivers.  Post your comments here or on Facebook and tell us what your craziest/scariest or just weirdest animal experience was while travelling! “Aw, isn’t it cute?” That, right there, is the officially accepted response to any animal contact the world over. Animals are cute. They’re there to be photographed, adored, and occasionally fed. But you know what?...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

Your guide to travelling on a budget

Even on a limited budget, you can still have a great holiday with your friends or family. You just need to put a little extra thought into every dollar you plan to spend. Here’s some tips that can guide you while planning a vacation without breaking the bank. Go on a local holiday Why not check out some of the local attractions. Sometimes some of the most beautiful places are right in your back yard. You don’t always need to go and book expensive plane tickets. First, there’s always this...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

When it is actually ok to use a tourist bus

Regardless of what form of transport you use in New Zealand, there will always be areas where you can’t bike or drive a motorised vehicle. There is simply no other option than to hoof it. And that’s ok. Take for example the Coromandel; it’s not possible to drive the full circle around the top of this peninsula. To the west from Coromandel Town the road heads North through Colville, along the Hauraki Gulf, and stops just past Port Jackson. To the east it curls its way up the Pacific coast to...Read More