To get the most out of your vacation and really see what New Zealand has to offer, the best option is to hire a car and have the road trip of a lifetime. We’ve selected 6 of the more popular rental vehicles to help you on your way.

Toyota RAV4 – Great for South Island road trips

This 4×4 goes down particularly well during the winter season when snowboarders and skiers are looking for something more reliable to get them to those awesome mountain spots. SUV’s are one of the most common vehicles that are rented in the areas of Christchurch and Queenstown. This spacious vehicle is especially great for those group holidays and will add to the fun of the road trip!

Mazda Demio – Affordable small car hire

This compact car can hold a maximum of 5 people and is one of the most sought after for their affordability and modern look. With all the gadgets one could possibly need in a road trip car, this one in particular is perfect for those visits around town and across villages. This car is particularly affordable to run and has plenty of room for passengers to enjoy even on longer journeys.

Toyota Corolla – The perfect all-round car to drive NZ roads

Whilst another small-mid sized car, this vehicle is loved by travellers in New Zealand for its surprisingly spacious size and smart appearance. You’ll particularly appreciate this car when you’re travelling the narrower, winding roads for its  incredibly smooth to handle. This standard 5 person car is easy to park  and renowned for its reliability, so it’s little wonder that it’s so popular for New Zealand exploration.

Toyota Previa – Travel comfortably with a group

You can’t go past the trusty Toyota Previa people mover for a group trip. This beast can accommodate 8 people and is one of the most popular choices for those looking to travel with larger groups. The Previa is also ideal for those who want to travel longer distances in comfort.

Mazda Premacy – Comfort for the whole family

For those looking to see the sights of New Zealand with the family, one of the most cost effective and trustworthy cars is the Mazda Premacy. If you need space for the whole family this is the perfect go to car for your next touring holiday.

Nissan Sunny – One of the most reliable vehicles available for hire

When families are looking for a safe and reliable car to travel in this sedan is often the car that wins. Its popularity is thanks to its cheaper price paired with its reliability which makes it a particular hit with those travelling with younger family members. Its spacious interior and safety features make it perfect for exploring those bustling cities and busy highways.

When looking for the perfect car it’s important to have a clear idea of a destination and how many people it will need to accommodate beforehand. There’s no doubt it’s easier to see and do more when arranging car hire transport than when relying on other methods, and with these popular choices you’re assured of that trip of a lifetime.

Isreal Hartley is an author, an internet marketer an avid traveller who loves the outdoors, great food and great wine.  Isreal has written on a wide range of topics, including finance, travel, online marketing, design and software.   Follow him on Twitter @IsrealHartley, Linkedin and on Google+ @ Isreal Hartley

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