Most people choose to see New Zealand by renting a vehicle, this can save them time and money on flights, buses or taxis. It’s a fantastic way to see the country at your own pace and your own route. Here are two fantastic rental options:
1) Rent Caravan New Zealand – Wilderness are a fantastic company that everyone should check out when looking to make a caravan booking New Zealand.
2) Car Rental Auckland – Snap Car Rental have some great deals on their rental options, head over to their website for a quote and more information.
Travelling through New Zealand can be very expensive unless you plan your route, activities and budget correctly. You will have probably travelled a long way to get to New Zealand so it’s important to have memorable time and make every penny count. Here are a few suggestions how you can save some money on the road:
1. Control Your Fuel Costs with Coupons and Reward Cards
On a self drive holiday petrol is always going to be one of your biggest expenses, when travelling in a car or camper across New Zealand you will come across some of the most expensive fuel you’ve ever seen. A great way to try and save a few pennies it to collect fuel vouchers that you will find at the bottom of your supermarket receipts, they won’t save a fortune but they’ll save you a little on each litre you buy. Another good idea is to get a BP reward card, this will give you a small percentage off your bill when you use a BP station. It’s a good idea to fill up on fuel at some of the well known companies, smaller place in towns can be more expensive.
2. Trust Supermarket Chains for deals
When you’re buying supplies for your trip you should try to buy things in the big cities at the larger supermarket chains. You’ll get better deals here and it will definitely cost you less than shopping in local stores in small towns.
3. Future is expensive!
Remember to make the most of your time in New Zealand! If you’ve travelled along way to get there then it’s unlikely you’ll be back in the near future, or ever. Of course you should splash out every now and then. For example, if you decide to splurge and spend a couple of hundred dollars on a bungee jump it will be cheaper than buying a flight back to New Zealand to do the jump in future years!