I recently got recommended to create an account here on TA to read up and ask information about different destinations around the world.
I have been assigned the task of organising a trip to NZ (South Island) later in the year (December/January), and would like to know of some travel options we have. In my last trip to NZ (also South Island), we hired a Toyota HiAce (11 seater). We have 6 adults and 1 toddler. And I found that it only just fit all of us. We have to use a baby seat and also accommodate piece large luggage (5 in total) and a few small backpacks for all of us. There wasn't much room for move around in when we were in the car.
So far we have the following information:
Numbers: 5 adults, 2 toddlers
License: Australian drivers license x 4 (Our licenses allow us to drive up to 12 passengers)
Duration: Aprrox 2 weeks
Locations: NZ South Island
I just wanted to know besides getting a trailer, what other forms of transport are available? we would most prefer to be all in the one vehicle, as its more fun to be in the one vehicle during road trips (for me anyway).
The last time I was in NZ, we arrived late (11:55pm) and we have had to be picked up by shuttle bus to a hotel to collect the HiAce. If I remember correctly, we were picked up in a Mercedes Van (Sprinter??), it was very spacious and the members of the trip thought that this was out hire vehicle (I wish it was also). If anyone is able to recommend any places which hire this type of Van, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for your rime in reading my post and I hope that I am able to get some information from your past experiences.