In Labour Weekend in October, we’re heading for the Wellington Folk Festival to perform in the Ewan McColl Tribute Concert, as we did in January at the Auckland Folk Festival. We thought we might then go on down to Christchurch to see my mother, who lives there now. However, we’ve been a bit stalled by the costs of getting across the Cook Strait, and the petrol costs. I was delighted therefore, to read about this NZ site, which is about relocating rental cars. Rental Car Relocation
I haven’t actually booked anything yet, because I need to make sure we can do what we need to do ie have a car to get around in Christchurch, but it looks awesome! The different companies vary in what they offer, but some of them pay for the ferry, for both the vehicle and driver.
You can get put on a database for a Camper, and the company then send out an email when they have a camper van that needs relocation. This could be a way of getting a Camper Van holiday for free! Some of them pay petrol, or pay for one tank of gas. You have to find your own way home again, but looking at the site, it should be possible to get a relocation job from another company to get back again.
Obviously you have to have the time and flexibility to do this, but if you do, what a win!
An added interesting fact, is that the Interislander will let musicians “Sing for their Supper” on the journey instead of paying fares. Hopefully a combination of these factors will help us afford the trip.