So you’ve booked your flights, your hotel is all sorted, you’ve scouted some top eateries to try when you get here and filled your daily itinerary to the brim, you’re ready to board your flight and start your holiday?
Think again – there are a few other things you need to check off your to-do list.
And because New Zealand’s centres are all particularly spread out, it is easiest if you have your own car.
It will serve as your base, as your accommodation and destinations change, this beautiful borrowed lady will be your constant.
But don’t worry, we’ve got a few tips and tricks about how not to get caught out when you’re booking your rental car, the chariot that can make or break your trip.
Who wants to feel crammed and uncomfortable when there are some of the country’s most magnificent sights flying by out the window. We think it’s fair to say you really need to get this part right.
And that’s where we step in to help with our first tip.
Book early. It’s as simple as that.
It might seem like a bit of a no brainer but it’s easy to get caught up in researching bungee jumping and winery tours and forget to plan how you’re going to get there.
When we say early, we mean early.
It might seem a little excessive now, you’ve just booked your flights, but our team thinks booking at least four months prior to stepping onto that plane is ideal.
You can sit back and relax knowing when you land in New Zealand there will be a vehicle waiting so you can drive straight to your room and get over the jetlag before the fun begins.
And apart from not having to worry about locking in how you’re going to get around there is another bonus.
We think you’ll like this one.
If you book early enough you might score yourself an early bird special and save some of your hard-earned play money that we know you’d rather spend on a helicopter tour around Franz Jozef or that present you promised to send back home to your nieces.
This is the first in a series of five blogs about the best tips for renting a car for your New Zealand holiday. Keep an eye out next week for Tip #2!
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