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Take to the Track

Known as tramping, hiking, and trekking in New Zealand, taking to the track is a national treasureThe track is a place to retreat, explore and get back to your roots and the sights are to die for. For the avid trek enthusiast, choosing what to do when visiting New Zealand is an easy decision to make. Take to the track and see New Zealand in its most rugged state. Experts in car rental rate comparison, VroomVroomVroom knows the best ways to save money on your holiday. To help you get the most out of your car hire we have a list of easy and relatively short tramps that you simply must take the time out to see.

The Cathedral Cove Walk in the Coromandel is a perfect mix of sun, sand, and swimming. A beautiful 1 hour and 30 minute return trip, all you need to do is park up the rental car and take a packed lunch down to the beach and through the cove. The trademark rock arch at Cathedral Cove is a sight worth seeing and with a steady and easy track it takes no tie at all and you can be back on the road. But why would anyone want to? Take the day to drive off and explore the Coromandel and its many beaches and tramps.

Located in Tongariro National Park, the Taranaki Falls walk at Mt. Ruapehu is an excellent excuse to escape the city and spend the day trekking in the great outdoors.  You can book car hire from Taupo and make a day of it. Park your rental car at Whakapapa Village and sink your teeth into this short track. An estimated 2 hour round trip you will have barely stepped foot out of the hire car before you're back again and at a steady easy grade it really is a beginners dream or just a good excuse for a day trip drive on the road to Mt. Ruapehu.

The four-day hike that is sure to change your life and the way you see the world, nothing quite compares with the Milford track in the Fiordland National Park. This is a one-way track accessible only by boat from Te Anau and can make having a hire car for this section a nightmare. One option would be to drive to Te Anau and return your rental car before taking the boat out to the beginning of the track. You can then pick up a new rental car from Queenstown on your return.

If you manage to find yourself with a day up your sleeves in the capital fill up the tank of your Wellington rental car and take to the road. North of Masterton is Castle Point Hill Tramp where you are guaranteed to have some of the most amazing views and pictures ever. With amazing fishing to be had too, you could even pack some bait and a fishing rod in the back of your car hire. It is roughly a 1 hour and 30 minute return walk to the lighthouse and back. Nothing but cliffs, sand, and sea, this is a breathtaking view that you have to see to believe so check it out if you find yourself free in windy Wellington.

The Queen Charlotte Sounds track is a great stopover tramp to take in between islands as you head south. You can return your rental car in Wellington and take the ferry across the strait to Picton where it's a quick jet on the Water Taxi to the beginning of the track. The Water taxi is then able to take your bags on to the lodge where you can rest the night before walking on to the next water taxi point that will return you to Picton where you can continue your car hire journey down the south island. This two-day break from being behind the wheel of your rental car will give you a chance to recharge your batteries in the beautiful Charlotte Sounds.

Do be wary of taking a multi day tramp and see what your rental car insurance policies are on leaving your hire car unattended for an extended period of time. Cheap car hire is a breeze with VroomVroomVroom, using our state of the art car rental rate comparison search we can give you live rates and look at the available vehicles in our car hire suppliers rental fleets.

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