Motorhomes or campervans - whatever you call them - there is no doubt that they are the ultimate accommodation choice for flexibility on a driving holiday.
A home on the road gives you the freedom to take each day as it comes. Roam the country, finding beautiful and remote places to park and picnic.
Overnight you’ll find it convenient to book a powered site in a holiday park or camping ground
. The kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities are handy and many sites have great positions at the edge of a lake or by the beach. Free camping may be possible, but it’s wise to check with the local information centre before you park for the night as each district in New Zealand has different rules around where it is permitted.
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Campervans are available for pick up from New Zealand's main centres. Some companies will offer flexible pick up and drop off options, allowing you to travel from one point to another instead of a round trip.
Daily rental rates vary according to the season and are based on unlimited kilometres per day. Other costs include insurance and a bond that is refundable at the end of your holiday. For travel during summer and autumn, it’s best to book your motorhome before you arrive in New Zealand. The usual minimum age to rent a motorhome is 21 years.