With the cold, dark depths of winter moving out the door, VroomVroomVroom has a list of fun, energy-pumping activities to get your spring fling off to a flying start.
Kick-starting our list this spring, is to head in your rental car to Jump, New Zealand's indoor trampoline complex. There are two venues in Auckland, one on the North Shore, another in East Tamaki. Nothing beats the rush you get from literally bouncing off the walls and this is sure to keep the children entertained for hours. It's easy enough to get to both venues, using Auckland's motorway system and with plenty of parking space, your hire car will be an enormous help to you.
If that doesn't knock your socks off, how about a plunge across the beautiful Paradise Valley in Rotorua? A Rotorua Bungy at the Agroventures Adventure Park is as pocket-friendly as you will get to experience a bungy jump in New Zealand. Simply book online and you will get the best value price available in this glorious country of ours. At $98 NZD, it's a steal! Booking your car rental online with VroomVroomVroom also offers you great value rates on car hire with New Zealand's premium rental car companies. So if you are up for it, just splurge a little and see what great thrills and spills are in store for you.
As spring gets underway, a cheap and authentic rural experience for those interested in animals, markets, or carnival rides in general are the regional A & P Shows that are usually held in October and November. A&P is short for Agricultural and Pastoral shows, they combine food, animals, and best of all, funfair style rides . If you fancy a spin of being a big kid again, buy some tokens and slide down the inflatable slides, ride the ferris wheel and spinning top, bump tails in the bumper car pits. A handy example is the Clevedon A&P show, located a convenient 30 minute drive from Auckland Airport, to be held on the 7th and 8th of November. This show has a large equestrian section, which is always thrilling for spectators, plus a wine and food area showcasing the fairly new and boutique local wines.
Wellington also has plenty of adventure to offer those who want to add a bit more bounce to their step. The BigAir Bungy which can be found at Frank Kitts Park in the weekends and school holidays is worth a visit. A hybrid between a trampoline and a bungy, it will literally knock your socks off and it's so cheap you could stay on until your legs turn to jelly. You will be sure to get some really great photos for the photo album so drive your car rental over and give it a spin.
Otumuheke Stream is the last spring fling must do on our list . What better way to celebrate and begin the bikini season than with a swim in the hot pools at Spa Park? Heated by natural hot springs, this hidden gem can be found just outside of Taupo. Your car rental will be able to get you out there and you'll be in the therapeutic water in no time at all.