Rugby World Cup 2011: Hit the Ground Running

During the Rugby World Cup 2011, the eyes of the world will be on New Zealand.

During the Rugby World Cup 2011, the eyes of the world will be on New Zealand. It makes sense then for those tourists lucky enough to be here, they have their own way of seeing as much of the country as possible while soaking up the atmosphere of a world cup.

For travellers who like to ride in style, a cruise ship may be the best way to get down to this little corner of the world. Once you arrive here, you’ll want to be getting on the road as soon as you can. Combining your cruise with a Rite Price Rental car will make your transition into the home of rugby all the more smooth.

The World Cup will be held across every region of New Zealand, with playoff games in each major centre and pool matches scattered throughout. For the truly discerning rugby fan, mobility will be a key component of their World Cup experience. With internal flights and rail travel at an all time high both in terms of price and demand, having your own car is the shrewd choice for getting to those matches, while seeing what New Zealand has to offer on the way.

One way of combining all of these elements to the perfect Rugby World Cup holiday in New Zealand is to get a cruise ship which moors in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. You’ll be able to turn an otherwise arduous flight into a scenic, relaxing trip, leaving you refreshed and ready to go once you arrive in the midst of World Cup fever. By arriving at the Port of Tauranga, cruise ship passengers keen to start their Rugby World Cup adventure are able to do just that. Whether you’ll be attending matches in the Tauranga, Rotorua, or further afield, this is the ideal base to begin your New Zealand road trip.

The most well-known rental car service in the region is Rite Price Rentals, who will meet you at the port as you disembark your cruise ship. You’re then free to explore New Zealand as you see fit - or as the match schedule may dictate! If you’re travelling in a large group, you can also opt for a mini-van, people mover or station wagon to cart around your family, friends, or barmy army.

When you’re done watching the Webb Ellis cup being lifted, you can simply return your vehicle back to the port and board your cruise ship back home. To find out more about renting a reliable car so you can hit the ground runnin.

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