Self-drive visitors can now test their knowledge of New Zealand road rules before getting behind the wheel with the launch of a new driving app.
The ‘NZ Driving Quiz’ application is made by the team behind the free CamperMate travel app and is available in English, French, German and Chinese.
The app provides a multiple choice quiz on areas such as road signs, driving on the left, speed limits, safe passing and one lane bridges. When an incorrect answer is selected, the user must watch a short video clip in their native language before proceeding.
The app, made for both tablets and phones, aims to educate tourists on New Zealand road rules and road signs prior to starting their trip.
The content of the quiz has been selected from a driver safety video released by the team last year, which now has had over 350,000 views on YouTube and is also shown on the industry DriveSafe website.
The app is available for free for on iTunes or Google Play.
Also you can download New Zealand Travel Guide
Kia Ora! We hope that you liked our suggestion of some unique and different activities in Queenstown which are not high on adrenaline but offer a relaxed and calm experience. These activities are good for honeymooners, senior citizens and couples with small kids.
Not many would have heard about the Glenorchy region. It is located at the northern end of Lake wakatipu and a very peaceful alternative against the ever lively Queenstown. Apart from the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, it also has lots of sheep farms, small flowing rivers and mountain peaks to explore. The route is best explored on the back of a Horse. The horse riding excursions range from one hour ride to overnight tracks in small mountain huts. It is a unique experience all together.
Visit to Vineyards:
Most of you know that New Zealand is famous for its wines as well. The weather and the soil are very much suitable for grapes cultivation. The central otago region has many vineyards. A visit to one of them will be a memorable experience. These vineyards are quite huge and the best way to explore them is on a bicycle. There are numerous bicycle tours available to explore the vineyards. You can actually test the local wines straight out of the cellar.
Ever wondered how to keep long lasting memories of the beautiful and picturesque Queenstown? The evident answer would be photography. The entire Queenstown and the valley region itself is like a postcard. However some of the iconic landscapes around Queenstown can only be visited through a 4WD safari tour. Hope on a 4WD car and dig in to some of the never seen destinations around Queenstown. This will include some of the famous ones as well such as the lord of the ring triology and skipper’s canyon to name a few.
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Photo credits to – Miles Holden & Gibbstonvalley.com
A well planed and designed adventure tour package for New Zealand, covered all possible adventurous activities in NZ. A 12 nights / 13 days package is full of adventure activities and things to do in New Zealand.
Below is the complete itinerary for adveture trip to New Zealand
Day 1 – Auckland
Breath-taking scenery, sparkling harbours, island retreats,eclectic cultures,spectacular arts and events. Auckland city is among world’s TOP 10 city to live in.
Day 2 – Auckland Bay of Island
Visit – One Tree Hill, Sky Tower, Mt.Eden Hill, Bastion Point, Tamaki Drive, for more visit –
Day 3 – Hole In the Rock Cruise Auckland
Visit – Hole In The Rock Cruise, Waitangi
Day 4 – Waitomo Caves Rotorua
We will leave for Rotorua. We will visit Waitomo Caves on our way, enjoy real fun of kayaking and Boating on ROTORUA LAKE
Day 5 – Rotorua Sightseeing Tour Auckland
Start from Agrodome, where sheep fur will be shaved live in front of you, Te Puia geyser including very unique Maori Cultural Show. Our way to Auckland, we will relax our eyes at beautiful Hamilton Gardens
Day 6 – Christchurch
Get ready to have a march with PENGUINS at International Antarctic Centre, enjoy the 4D show and then Lake Tekapo/Twizel , just enjoy the southern air and beautiful scenery on our way to Mt. Cook National Park
Day 7 – Queenstown
Queenstown – a true heaven on earth, just stay relaxed at hotel and take a little walk on beautiful little town shopping market or lake at your own convenience. Feel the love in Queenstown’s Air – It’s definitely there.
Day 8 – Queenstown Highlights Tour
Visit – Gondola, Arrowtown, Gibbston Vallery Wine Tasting, Evening @ Below Zero Bar,
Day 9 – Milford Sound
Milford Sound, one of the highly enjoyed road trips by millions of visitors, discover amazing sightseeing and then Milford Sound Cruise & hotel stay at Te Anau
Day 10 – Queenstown Wanaka
Enjoy shopping, then pass by Crown Range Scenic Drive and then at Wanaka, check out Puzzling World
Day 11 – Glacier Region
Off we go to Glacier Region via Haast Pass. At Glacier Region (Franz Josef & Fox Glacier) we will visit Glacier Lookout Point- honestly
Day 12 – Greymouth Christchurch
Till now, you have seen New Zealand- by road, flight and can’t let you leave New Zealand without Tranz Alpine Train Journey from Greymouth – Christchurch – Feel the Amazing Experience
Day 13 – Back to Home Country
Visit New Zealand Travel Blog for more information on above mentioned New Zealand tourist places in details
Queenstown is New Zealand’s beautiful city to visit. Queenstown has to offer many things which will attract you.
Queenstown has beautiful glacier, plenty of activities to do, 3* to 5* hotels and Apartments, restaurants, night life and many more to make your holiday one of the memorable holidays.
1) Visit Queenstown in Winter:
See the beauty of Franz Joesf and Fox Glacier in winter. Empty roads in winter, everywhere are snow. There is less rain in winter time, little drizzle and ice is not even slippery. Perfect time to visit Queenstown in winter time, specially if you are travelling from warm countries. Come and enjoy 10 days of winter festival with parties, music, fireworks, and mountain based fun activity all around.
2) Home of Bungy Jumping:
In 1988 AJ Hackett founded the first Bungy Jumping location at the Kawarau Bridge. Have the Bungy Jumping with world famous Kawarau Bridge Bungy in Queenstown or experience the world’s famous Nevis swing.
3) Milford Sound Cruise:
Milford Sound Cruise is a must do activity in Queenstown, where nature meets the beautiful scenery around you, cliff, peaks. Even if you are more interested Milford Sound has overnight cruise for you as well.
4) Queenstown Wine Gardens:
The beautiful Otago region is very famous for its Wine. So, at Queenstown have a wine tour where you can find New Zealand’s local produce wine and also visit wineries at Gibbston valley.
5) Queenstown has to offer lots of things. Visit Lake Wakatipu, and feel yourself just in the natural mountain ranges. What breathtaking scenery, especially when you will wake up in the morning and see amazing view from your hotel room.
6) Love water activities?
Shot over jet or Jet boating sounds great for water lovers.
7) Skyline Gondola:
Skyline Gondola is also a famous tourist attraction of Queenstown. Ride the skyline Gondola up Bob’s peak and take the attractive pictures of Queenstown.
As we told you, Queenstown has something for everyone. There are many walking tracks around Queenstown area, where you can choose any hike you like for couple of hours, a full day hike or even more. Choice is yours.
9) Ski and Snow boarding:
Queenstown is a perfect place to do ski and snow boarding. Coronet Peak is the South Island’s most popular ski area with fantastic views, lots of fun and amazing experience.
10) Helicopter Ride:
Discover beautiful Queenstown with spectacular Helicopter Ride. At the height of 1538 meters above Queenstown, where you can stand in the snow during winter season and enjoy heart touching views of Queenstown.
To know more about Queenstown contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Visit New Zealand Travel Blog
Photo Credit to – Julian Apse
Christchurch is a garden city on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, set on the Canterbury Plains. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which runs through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, 2 major earthquakes destroyed many city-centre buildings, and restoration work continues.
Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island. You can ski, bungy jump, hike, mountain bike, raft, surf, swim, golf, see whales, dolphins and seals, visit wineries and gardens, shop be entertained and awed, and so much more, all within 2 hours of Christchurch.
Some of Free things to do in Christchurch
1. Riccarton Bush – Bush Walk
2. Hagley Park or Botanic Gardens – Feed the ducks, kids play at the ground, outdoor concert during summer
3. Canterbury Museum – Located in the Botanic Gardens
4. Air Force Museum – Free to enter, Variety tour ($5-8 per person)
5. Swim – Swim one of the beach Sumner, Brighton, or the bays around by Lyttleton. The whale at Brighton Beach
6. Visit SPCA or Animates to visit more animals
7. Artisan or Farmer’s Markets – Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
8. Bottle Lake Forest or Westburn Bike Park – Red Bikes, mini road system for kids
9. World Buskers Festival (January) / Festival of Flowers (Feb/March) / Kidsfest (June/July)
10. Visit nearest community garden – Kids special and get your hands dirty
If you are planning to visit Christchurch, New Zealand or looking for Christchurch tour packages, contact at email@example.com
Photo Credits to – David Swanson & Tourism New Zealand
Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest mountain in the New Zealand. The new revised height of mountain is 3724 meters (12218 ft). It lies in the Southern Alps.
Mount Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Home of the highest mountains and the longest glaciers. The Mt Cook National Park is alpine in the purest sense – with skyscraping peaks, glaciers and permanent snow fields; all set under a star-studded sky.
The best place to visit with your partner – If you are looking for beautiful honeymoon location, perfect wedding place or romantic escape to celebrate your Anniversary, yes this is the place.
Top 5 Short Walk in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park:
How does it sound while you visiting Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, have a short walk in 5 nearby destinations which start from Mt. Cook Village and finish in less than 4 hours.
1. Governors Bush Walk – 1 hour loop
2. Bowen Bush Walk – 10 minutes full loop
3. Glencoe Walk – 3o minutes return
4. Hooker Valley Track – 3 hours return
5. Kea Point Walk – 2 hours return
Photo Credits respectively – Rob Suisted, David Swanson