Explore New Zealand
find the best transport option for you
Make the most of your trip to New Zealand. Explore Aotearoa when the Rally of New Zealand is over.
Counting Down to the Rally of New Zealand
it's time to book your transport
Having your own car or campervan will make it so much easier to get to the stages of the WRC Rally of New Zealand. And it'll give you the freedom to explore New Zealand when the rally is done & dusted. New Zealand has so much to offer. Explore the rest of the North Island or see it all and experience the South Island as well. Don't miss out on the beauty of Aotearoa.
Get yourself some wheels: rent a car in Auckland
it is the easiest & most affordable way to get around
During the Rally NZ event, hiring a car is affordable and it gives you all the flexibility you need to get to the rally stages in the Auckland region. It is the easiest and quickest way to get to the rally stages. The Auckland region is pretty big so having your own hire car is the best option. And an affordable one.
You can choose any car model that fits your needs as a rally fan. Travelling with mates to the stages, then hire an SUV or even a van.
See the lowest prices and deals for car hire in New Zealand and get the rental car you like that fits your budget.
Using taxis or public transport is just too costly or impossible as you won’t get to some of the stages. And by hiring a car you’ll have locked in the best way to explore the rest of the North Island – or the rest of New Zealand – once the WRC Rally of New Zealand is over. Hiring a car makes your trip super flexible because you can go anywhere and leave anytime you want.
Explore the rest of New Zealand by car
Then as soon as the WRC Rally is over you can put all your gear in the trunk of your rental car and start your road trip. Time to leave Auckland.
Hiring a car helps you capture the magic of travelling because you can stop and stare at the views when you catch a glimpse of something beautiful. Having your own rental car while touring New Zealand is comfortable and fun. Listen to the radio – or bring your own hi-res audio player - and sing at the top of your voice while driving. No one will notice or judge you. That is the beauty of a road trip.
A campervan road trip is the best way to get close to amazing scenery and spend the night there. New Zealand has lots of free and budget campsites for various types of campervans.
Whether you select a big motorhome or a compact campervan you will be able to spend the night at or close to breathtaking scenic sights.
What is the best way to explore New Zealand?
When it comes to exploring New Zealand there are various options to choose from. Each one has its advantages and maybe some disadvantages. We'll show you all details so it'll be easier for you to compare all the transport options and to find the best one for your trip to New Zealand.
Rent a car and see more of New Zealand
Having your own car is the easiest way to get to the stages of the WRC Rally of New Zealand. Plus it makes life easier when you want to explore New Zealand when the dust settles and the winner of the rally has been announced. And who wouldn't want to explore a country like New Zealand? NZ is probably one of the most amazing & scenic countries in the world!
Make sure to select accommodation in Auckland that offers parking as it can get expensive to park your hire car in the city. Also, keep in mind that Auckland traffic can get quite busy at certain times of the day so leave on time when going to the next stage of the WRC Rall of New Zealand.
Hire a campervan and sleep at amazing places
Renting a campervan means that you will have even more flexibility when it comes to driving to the stages of the rally. Now you can find a campsite or holiday park close to the stages so you will be there on time. And you'll always have the equipment to heat up some soup or make coffee before or after you head to the next stage of the rally.
There are heaps of places in New Zealand where you can camp and sleep, as long as you are staying at an official campsite. You can't just park & sleep anywhere.
Choose from commercial campsites or holiday parks or go for one of teh many campsites run by regional council or the Department of Conservation (DOC). Especially the later are great places to stay, cheap and close to the amazing scenery of NZ. DOC campsites are often $0 or $8 per night for basic sites with only a few facilities (often toilet and a water tap) to $15 to $25 for sites with lots more facilities.
Go for the relaxed option and book a bus tour
If you want to see more of New Zealand but you don't want to do the driving yourself then there are various bus tours to choose from. These bus tours often come with accommodation included so you get a lot for a price that is consistent throughout the year. This can be a cheap option during the busy summer season when prices for rental cars and campervan hire skyrocket due to increased demand. See for more info about bus tours in New Zealand.