Just finished a road trip around North Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand, starting in Christchurch, taking in Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura and finishing back in Christchurch. It’s a popular circuit called the Alpine Triangle.
We made it a three-day long weekend jaunt, but I would suggest you make it at least four days, even better five.
There are a few – very few – advantages to the destruction wrought upon the tourism industry by the Covid-19 pandemic. One is a dramatic reduction in rental vehicle charges as rental companies, ravaged by the absence of overseas visitors, desperately try to get a bit of cash trickling into the till.
Result: Through Ace Rentals we got a perfectly adequate Nissan Tiida for $45 for the three days. That’s not per day. That was the total cost.
Ace Rentals, these days owned by Hertz, has been in the rental business … Read more