New Zealand is the ultimate road-trip destination, with easy travelling distances between centres and attractions. The only problem to seeing the whole country in one trip is geography. New Zealand has two main islands - North Island and the South Island, which are separated by the Cook Strait. VroomVroomVroom shares some tips on how you can travel from one island to another.
There is no bridge or tunnel between the islands so your options are to fly or take the ferry. When planning your itinerary, you'll need to factor in the main regions you want to cover, and the time frame available. If you are in a hurry, the best option is by air. The cities of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin are considered the main trunk, and will always be the most affordable way to fly between islands. If you have time, travelling on the inter-island ferry is highly recommended. It is rated as one of the world's most scenic ferry journeys; it's 92 kilometres, and takes around three hours.
So many choices! Whether you choose to travel by air or by sea, you are guaranteed of a great adventure. Make sure you have the ideal vehicle at the best price booked through VroomVroomVroom. If you need help in booking a car hire in cities near the airport and ferry terminal, contact us either via phone, email or live chat. Did you find our tips on travelling between North Island and South Island useful? If you have other advice, please share them in the comment box below.