A majestic waka – a traditional Maori war canoe A popular summer getaway for Aucklanders, the Coromandel is visible from the city on a fine day.If you’ve decided to procure a car rental in New Zealand, this wild and rugged peninsula offers plenty of things to do.There are so many ways to discover the enchanting Waitomo Caves Comprising the top end of the North Island, Northland is still very much a rural region of rolling hills flanked on the west by lengthy straight stretches of sand such as Ninety Mile Beach and fringed by rugged bays and islands to the east, the best known probably being the Bay of Islands.
If you’re flying into Auckland and planning to stay put on the North Island, these are just some of the destinations you simply have to visit.
This haven of artists and more recently, the rich and famous, brims with galleries, cafes, vineyards and fabulous white sandy beaches.
If you want to take your NZ hire car, use the convenient vehicle ferry.
Alternatively, you can set up base in the vibrant university town of Hamilton, which sits on the banks of New Zealand’s longest river – the Waikato.
This bucolic town possesses an excellent Zoo, and an outstanding Botanical Gardens.